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 qualification credits:
- Introduction to working with others (L1)/Team Working (L2, L3)
- Planning and reviewing learning (L1, L2, L3)
- Dealing with problems in daily life (L1, L2)/Tackling problems (L3)
- Planning and carrying out research (L1, L2)/Research skills (L3)
- Group discussion (L1, L2)
- Preparing for and giving a presentation (L1, L2)/Improving skills in preparing and presenting information (L3)
- Developing self (L1, L2)
- Learning through work experience (L3)
- Career exploration (L3)
A list of AoPE FAQs is available to download, while the following flowcharts demonstrate the requirements for completing AoPE at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. A pilot project in Coventry explored the use of AoPE Level 3 across several schools; read the summary report here.
For centres new to ASDAN, your first step is to complete the Centre Registration Form.
Once your registration has been processed, you must upload specified policies and procedures as part of the ASDAN centre approval process. Once these have been accepted you will be able to access candidate registration for ASDAN qualifications.
Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that AoPE is added to their centre's registration.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase candidate registrations and access additional resources and guidance via the members area.
Training and support
All centres running AoPE must have an ASDAN-trained co-ordinator; ASDAN provides introductory training workshops and can arrange in-house training.
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 is carried out by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.
All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|AoPE Level 1 and 2 candidate registration (one per learner, includes student book and certification)
|AoPE Level 3 candidate registration (one per learner, includes student book and certification)
|AoPE Levels 1, 2 and 3 standards with guidance
Please note that prices are listed with VAT at 20% where appropriate. All prices valid until 31 August 2018.