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Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (COPE) Levels 2 and 3 at Appleby Heritage Centre

Course description

Who is it for?

CoPE Level 3 is primarily intended for students in post-16 education. CoPE at Level 3 has recognition from UCAS and is worth 70 UCAS points (comparable to an A grade at AS Level). 



Course content


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 (150 guided learning hours) to complete the full qualification, choosing challenges from at least three modules.

Students produce a portfolio of evidence, which should demonstrate competence in the Wider Key Skills (Working with Others, Improving Own Learning and Performance and Problem Solving) at Level 3 and the units Planning and Carrying Out Research, Communicating through Discussion and Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation at Level 3.

Future opportunities

The following universities specifically state that CoPE Level 3 can contribute to fulfilling entry requirements to a range of higher education courses, alongside other Level 3 qualifications:

  • University of the West of England
  • University College Birmingham
  • University of Lincoln
  • Edge Hill University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • Liverpool Hope University

Cope is also widely valued by employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Appleby Heritage Centre directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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