More choices, more chances

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Tullochan currently delivers the ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) to 160 young people in West Dunbartonshire, with the aim of increasing their chances of achieving a positive destination when they leave school.

Young people in S3 and S4 from the five secondary schools in the area are referred by their More Choices, More Chances Co-ordinators and work with Tullochan for 2 periods per week.

The project, funded by Inspiring Scotland and the Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund, gives participants the opportunity to achieve basic First Aid and Food Hygiene certificates and the John Muir Award. The programme also includes outdoor activities, vocational taster courses at Clydebank College and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s ‘Fire Reach’ course. All these activities are used as evidence towards CoPE and link directly to the 4 capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence.

Senior Project Co-ordinator, David McLean said: “We believe CoPE offers the young people a great opportunity to gain additional qualifications and learn a wide range of transferrable skills through a diverse variety of activities.”