Welcome to the ASDAN Level 1 COPE (Certificate of personal effectiveness) team

Mrs Bonforte

What is it?

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification available at Level 1

The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities

It promotes, and allows schools to record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges

There is strong evidence that ASDAN qualifications improve performance in English and Mathematics


The CoPE curriculum comprises 13 modules. The modules are divided into three sections; section A, B and C. Each section should take at least 10 hours to complete – 10 hours is worth one credit. Students will need 12 credits to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness.

The module titles are: Communication; Citizenship and Community; Sport and Leisure; Independent Living; The Environment; Vocational Preparation; Health and fitness; Work-Related Learning and Enterprise; Science and Technology; International Links; Expressive Arts; Beliefs and Values; Combined Studies (this module allows you to mix and match a combination of challenges from other modules).

Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements. Students must also demonstrate competence at Level 1 in the six CoPE skills units:

Extra Opportunities

Work experience, trips, visits from external guests, visits to Post 16 establishments and much more.

The ASDAN 3 Year Curriculum

View Curriculum Plan