ASDAN – CoPE Level 2

What is the ASDAN course?

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification. The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. It promotes 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 qualification improves performance in English and Mathematics.

How is this assessed?

Student portfolios are assessed by an external moderator at the end of Year 11.

What qualification is awarded?

Level 2 certificate (equivalent to GCSE grade B)

What is the content of the course?

The CoPE course comprises 12 modules, each of which is divided into three sections. Each section should take 10 hours, which 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

What will I learn?

Students build a Portfolio of Evidence as they complete various challenges, they must demonstrate competence and complete assessed tasks in the following skills:

Introduction to Working with Others,

Introduction to Improving own Learning and Performance,

Introduction to Problem Solving,

Planning and Carrying out a Piece of Research,

Communication through Discussion and

Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation.