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What does CoPE mean?

CoPE Level 3 is the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness offered by ASDAN. Successful candidates receive 70 UCAS Points (accepted by universities for points offers and also helps towards a graded offer as well). The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is included in school and college Attainment and Achievement tables, and in 2007 UCAS approved CoPE qualifications at Level 3 for entry into the UCAS Tariff.

It has been awarded 70 UCAS Tariff points (a grade A at AS level), which reflects its key skills content. Information on this qualification is available on the UCAS Tariff website.

While it is approved by UCAS for tariff points it is still important that all candidates check with their desired universities that it is accepted.

Who approves the CoPE?

The Qualifications in Personal Effectiveness are qualifications that have been approved by QCDA/OfQual (in England), DCELLS (in Wales) and CCEA (in Northern Ireland) to be part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and are listed on Section 96 and 97 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000. In Scotland the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness has been approved by SCQF to sit in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

The Qualifications are included in school/college performance tables and are considered to be equivalent to existing AS levels in the following way:

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness Level 3 (Universities/FE 3) Point Score 105 is equivalent to an AS Level Grade A and has been allocated 70 UCAS Points.

What is ASDAN?

ASDAN is an approved awarding Organisation specialising in accrediting achievement in personal skills development and producing supporting curriculum materials. For further information on ASDAN or the Qualifications in Personal Effectiveness please see their website