The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. They promote, and allow centres to record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.
The CoPE Student Book comprises 12 modules, each of which is divided into three sections. Each section should take 10 hours, which is worth one credit. Students will need 12 credits to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness. For CoPE Level 1, challenges can come from Section A, B or C; for CoPE Level 2, at least six of the credits must be chosen from the longer challenges of Sections B and C.
The module titles are:
By building a Portfolio of Evidence as they complete various challenges, students must demonstrate competence at Level 1 or 2 in the following skills: Introduction to Working with Others, Introduction to Improving own Learning and Performance, Introduction to Problem Solving, Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research, Communication through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation.
Download the standards for CoPE Levels 1-3 to find out what is required for each skills unit.
Please note that centres registering to deliver CoPE 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.
Download sample pages from the CoPE Levels 1 and 2 student book.
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 CoPE. A number of supporting resources and tutor guides are available; download an order form to find out more.
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.