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CoPE Award - ASDAN Level 3 at Ousedale School

Course description

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification from ASDAN. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. By offering these courses, Ousedale is able to promote, and record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges.

Course content

CoPE at Level 3 has recognition from UCAS and is worth 70 UCAS points (roughly equivalent to an A grade at AS Level). Students choose challenges from the following six modules:

  •  Active Citizenship
  •  Work Related Activities
  •  Career Planning
  •  Global Awareness
  •  Enrichment Activities
  •  Extended Project

Students gain credits for challenges completed, with two credits awarded for 20 hours of activity, three credits for 30 hours and five credits for 50 hours. Students must gain a minimum of 15 credits to complete the full qualification, choosing challenges from at least three modules.

Entry requirements

5 x D/E at GCSE level for Level 1 & 2 5 x A* - C at GCSE or equivalent for Level 3 (Although Level 3 CoPE could be taken by students not reaching this entry standard in combination with other access courses on an individual student basis)


Coursework: Students produce a portfolio of evidence, which should demonstrate competence in the Wider Key Skills ( ) at Level 3 and the units at Level 3

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ousedale School directly.

Last updated date: 06 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year