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St Colman's High & Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch




Mrs Danielle Kearney (Subject Leader)

CoPE Level 3 as awarded by CCEA provides our sixth form students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities that help develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key and employability skills leading to personal effectiveness. CoPE Level 3 provides a framework for the development, assessment and accreditation of skills achieved through a wide range of enrichment activities to include First Aid training and voluntary work with various local organisations. St.Colman’s pupils have the opportunity to study CoPE Level three in addition to their A Levels as it contributes to UCAS applications.

Post 16 Level 2

Enrolled Level two pupils in sixth form now have the added benefit of CoPE Level 3 being a key component to their area of study and as such enjoy the benefits of achieving a course that can prepare them for the world of work or further study.

The aims of CoPE Level 3 are to enable candidates:

  • to develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key and employability skills leading to personal effectiveness;
  • to broaden their experience and manage learning through enrichment activities;
  • to receive formal recognition and accreditation for the above.

Candidates complete three challenges to include the following six modules:

Unit 1: Introduction to Working with Others to include charity work with local organisations

Unit 2: Introduction to Improving Own Learning and Performance to include First Aid training

Unit 3: Problem Solving

Unit 4: Planning and Carrying Out a Piece of Research

Unit 5: Communicating Through Discussion

Unit 6: Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation

Assessment: Internally assessed portfolio based

Accreditation: UCAS points

Quote from our Deputy Head Girl Michaela Valentine on her CoPE Level 3 experience “CoPE enabled me to pursue my passions of charity work while gaining valuable UCAS points for my University application. I highly recommend this course as it affords pupils the opportunity to not only achieve through enrichment but build on valuable life and employability skills.”