Core Creative Education CIC

Explore – Create – Learn – Grow

Accredited Courses For Young People

Core Creative Education currently runs Functional Skills in Maths and covers aspects of the Science curriculums for students who are at this point in their learning journey.  We also run  accredited courses from ASDAN.

What is ASDAN?

ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) is a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body, offering programmes and qualifications that explicitly grow skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.

Their programmes and qualifications are delivered by over 3,000 secondary schools, special schools, colleges, alternative education providers and youth organisations across the UK and in more than 30 countries overseas.

Since 1997, when ASDAN was formally established as an education charity, their work has centred on giving all learners the opportunity and tools to discover, develop and make full use of their potential.

As an organisation focused on supporting the next generation, they have recognised the need to adapt their offer, innovate and deliver courses that are fit for the future and better serve the contemporary needs of learners and educators.

CoRE deliver the ASDAN short course programmes and CoPE/ AoPE programmes.  CoRE mirrors ASDAN’s philosophy on curriculum, which is:

  • Celebrating the diversity of multi-talented young people
  • Encouraging, engaging and motivating learners
  • Making learning relevant and transferable
  • Rewarding a range of learning styles and contexts
  • Developing skills for learning, skills for employment, skills for life
  • Promoting active and experiential learning

ASDAN is approved as an Awarding Organisation for qualifications within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is regulated by Ofqual.

Short Courses

What are they?   Short Courses are flexible and accessible curriculum programmes that can lead to a nationally recognised certificate for a wide range of activities and subject areas.  CoRE runs short courses in:

  • Animal Care
  • Land based vocational opportunities, Farming Practises,
  • Environmental Studies
  • Expressive Arts

Who are they for? There are no age restrictions, although the main focus is on the 13–19 age group. Short Courses can be used to certificate activities taking place in schools, colleges, youth centres, non-formal education, referral units and training provision.

How long do they take? Short Courses can be completed over 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 hours, creating 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 credits.

What’s involved? Participants work through their chosen Short Course, completing challenges and collecting a portfolio of evidence to show what they have done. This is then internally moderated and there is an award of certificates for successful candidates.

The internal moderator at Core Creative Education is Rachelle Green

CoPE and AoPE

The Certificate of Personal Effectiveness is a nationally recognised qualification outcome of the ASDAN programmes. The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. They promote, and allow 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. AoPE is very similar but half as long as CoPE and more flexible.

CoPE is around 120 hours and once completed at level 2 is comparable to an A-C at GCSE.

The short courses are not awarded points within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), and are therefore internally assessed (by Rachelle Green at Core Creative Education)

CoPE and AoPE are QUALIFICATIONS and therefore carry points and are recognised by the Regulated Qualifications Framework, these courses are externally moderated (by ASDAN moderators).

However the CoPE program has a total of 12 credits, 6 of which can be carried over from short courses! So there is the opportunity to transfer the time taken on the short courses to the CoPE programme.

The assessment and focus of all ASDAN courses is an assessment of the students Key Skills.

The short courses are organised into the titles:

Learning, Teamwork, Coping with Problems, Use of IT, Use of English, Use of Maths

The CoPE/ AoPE courses are organised into the titles:

Working with others, Improving own learning, Problem solving, Research, Discussion, Oral presentation

The aim is to encourage growth in these key skills through a stimulating curriculum, experiential learning and flexibility.

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