The Award of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification, available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. It can accredit many of the imaginative and diverse activities undertaken by learners, both inside and outside of school. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence. The AoPE assessment units encourage the development of the skills required for progression to further education, training or employment.
AoPE is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. It is a shorter version of the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness, sits within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is approved as eligible for use in Foundation Learning provision at Level 1.
AoPE is suitable for a wide range of learners, within and beyond the 14-19 age group of students. The opportunity to choose the context in which the learner studies makes AoPE particularly attractive to those in secondary schools and non-formal education.
Students must complete six curriculum credits’ worth of challenges (60 hours) from an ASDAN student book (at Levels 1 & 2)/80 hours of challenges at Level 3. They also need to develop and demonstrate personal effectiveness skills through the curriculum in the chosen student book. Use the ASDAN AoPE recording documents to show that they have met the criteria for sufficient assessment units to achieve eight QCF assessment credits:
Download the standards for AoPE at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Please note that centres registering to deliver AoPE will be able to access a full copy of the Standards with Guidance, which provides key information on how to interpret and implement the standards. Download sample units from the Standards with Guidance.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase candidate registrations and access additional resources and guidance via the members area.
Free regional support meetings are held every term and are open to any staff involved in delivering AoPE.
After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must register candidates for external moderation, which takes place at a regional moderation meeting. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.