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Brynmawr Foundation School

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  • ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

    The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification. The qualification offers imaginative ways of accrediting young people's activities. It promotes, and allows centres to record, a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges. In Wales it contributes to the schools’ performance measures. All learners who study CoPE at BFS do Level 1, with some learners moving onto Level 2.

    CoPE has 13 modules: 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.

    Students will produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their achievements. Students must also demonstrate competence at Level 1 or 2 in the six CoPE skills units:

    • 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
    • Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation


    Pupils are graded Pass or Fail at Level 1 or Level 2.