Level 3 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (2010)
The CCEA Level 3 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) rewards the achievement of young people who take part in a variety of activities that develop personal, key and employability skills.
Teachers and parents have always recognised that learning is not just about what happens in the classroom. Learning outside the classroom can also contribute significantly to personal development.
CoPE provides a framework for the development, assessment and accreditation of skills achieved through a wide range of enrichment activities. We have worked closely with relevant bodies supporting these activities to ensure that CoPE appeals to young people. Learners can obtain recognition and accreditation while at the same time giving something back to their community.
Assessment is through internally assessed portfolios; there are no external written examinations.
CoPE includes the modules and challenge options listed below. See the specification for full details of the qualification structure and possible options.
Module 1: Active Citizenship
Challenge A: Community action
Challenge B: Community placement
Module 2: Work Related Activities
Challenge A: Work experience
Challenge B: Business enterprise
Module 3: Career Planning
Challenge A: Career options
Challenge B: Application for higher education
Module 4: Global Awareness
Challenge A: International travel and experience
Challenge B: Global research
Module 5: Enrichment Activities
Challenge A: Skill development
Challenge B: Leisure pursuits
Module 6: Research and Presentation Skills
Challenge A: Research project
Challenge B: Presentation skills.
Skills developed through the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
One of the key aims of this qualification is to enable learners to develop and demonstrate a range of skills leading to personal effectiveness. They need to complete a number of activities or challenges to develop these skills.
To meet the specification requirements, learners must demonstrate evidence of skills development to Level 3 in the following six areas:
- Introduction to working with others
- Introduction to improving their own learning and performance
- Introduction to problem-solving
- Planning and carrying out a piece of research
- Communicating through discussion
- Planning and giving an oral presentation.