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Joseph Leckie Academy

  • Leadership, Empathy, Community, Kindness, Integrity & Environment


From the Summer of 2023 Joseph Leckie Academy will be offering the following course as n option in one of our pathways for selected students:

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.

The CoPE curriculum comprises 13 modulesThe modules are divided into three sections; section A, B and C.

Each section should take at least 10 hours to complete – 10 hours is worth one credit. Students will need 12 credits to gain the Certificate of Personal Effectiveness.


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

Course Content

Course Content

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;
  • Combined Studies (this module allows you to mix and match a combination of challenges from other modules).


The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) is a nationally recognised qualification available at Levels 1, 2 and 3 and will develop a wide range of skills leading to different careers and opportunities.