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Personal Effectiveness (AoPE) Award at Grimethorpe Activity Zone (GAZ)

Course description

AoPE is a course that aims to give students the skills and knowledge needed to move into and be successful in employment, education or training.  It  focuses on the key skills of Communication, Application of Numbers, Working with Others, Problem Solving and ICT.

Course content

The learner will gain all the skills and experience needed to progress to education, employment or training.

Entry requirements

Selection is by an informal interview.


The student produces a portfolio of evidence.  The folder is then internally moderated before being submitted for moderation at a regional meeting by an ASDAN External Moderator.

Future opportunities

AoPE provides opportunities for progression to higher levels, for example, CoPE and Wider Key Skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimethorpe Activity Zone (GAZ) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 39 weeks (60 guided learning hours)

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Johanna Stones
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01226 713599
    • Email address: