BTEC Level 2 CoPE

This course helps you to develop and demonstrate a range of skills. It contributes 5 Credits towards CoPE  Level 3 if you choose to continue on to that course.

This course is for students who:

  • Want to develop employability skills

  • Enjoy managing their own learning

  • Want to build up personal achievements

  • Would like to add to GCSE qualifications

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course are a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 1-3 (or BTEC equivalents).

Course Content

You will take responsibility for planning, organising and carrying out a number of activities or challenges. The challenges are chosen from 12 modules as outlined in the CoPE  Student booklet. The challenges may be completed in a variety of situations, in college, in the community or in the work place. You will evidence your learning in a portfolio.


You will need to produce a portfolio of evidence to reflect the following six skill areas.

  • Introduction to Working with  Others

  • Introduction to Improving Your Own Learning & Performance

  • Introduction to Problem Solving

  • Planning and Carrying Out Research

  • Communicating through Discussion

  • Planning and Giving an Oral Presentation

  • You will also need to show evidence of Action Planning & Reviewing

Approach to Teaching & Learning
  • By carrying out the chosen challenges

  • Lectures

  • Group Work

  • Discussions

  • Research

  • Planning and reviewing with your teacher

  • Evaluating and recording the challenges

Future Prospects

The course will help support any future study or work you undertake. You could take the CoPE Level 3 and automatically have 5 Credits towards this qualification as a result of passing your CoPE Level 2 course.

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