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    I'm currently thinking about taking part in a CoPE Level 3 ASDAN qualification which is apparently equivalent to 70 UCAS points however I'm not sure if it's worth the time/effort.
    I'm going to do a World Challenge expedition to Madagascar in the summer which will contribute significantly towards the cope Level 3, but is it worth it for 8-10 hours work?
    Has anyone done the qualification and think it has enhanced their CV or is it a waste of time?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by mattburt95)
    I'm currently thinking about taking part in a CoPE Level 3 ASDAN qualification which is apparently equivalent to 70 UCAS points however I'm not sure if it's worth the time/effort.
    I'm going to do a World Challenge expedition to Madagascar in the summer which will contribute significantly towards the cope Level 3, but is it worth it for 8-10 hours work?
    Has anyone done the qualification and think it has enhanced their CV or is it a waste of time?

    Thanks in advance
    I'd say its a total waste of time unless your really struggling with your A-Levels. Certainly none of the "traditional" unis won't bat an eyelid, and some of the newer ones such as Portsmouth ask for points to come from 3 A2's for most courses.
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    (Original post by mattburt95)
    I'm currently thinking about taking part in a CoPE Level 3 ASDAN qualification which is apparently equivalent to 70 UCAS points however I'm not sure if it's worth the time/effort.
    I'm going to do a World Challenge expedition to Madagascar in the summer which will contribute significantly towards the cope Level 3, but is it worth it for 8-10 hours work?
    Has anyone done the qualification and think it has enhanced their CV or is it a waste of time?

    Thanks in advance
    Although I agree with jelly1000 that this will add little of value to your UCAS application, except possibly for some vocational courses, this is the sort of thing that can make a difference to employment applications, because they are useful evidence of leadership/team skills etc. You won't be at a disadvantage without it, but having it could be helpful. My advice would be that if you want to do it for its own sake, go ahead. If you see it as a means to a not-very-clear end, don't bother.
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    My previous school made everyone in year 12 do this. If you want my honest (but obviously slightly bitter) opinion, then I'd say its a waste of time and very few universities even consider it. I'd suggest putting your time into something more worthwhile that will give you something decent to show for your time.

    Good luck
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    I do it now, and it is the biggest waste of time ever, and they are so picky about detail and what you can and can't do.

    In my opinion I would suggest you not do it, as most universities wouldn't even look at it.
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    I was forced to. ifinished it but my god did it make me realise how boring college is
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    (Original post by bexter:))
    I was forced to. ifinished it but my god did it make me realise how boring college is

    So was I
    I've finished last term, I just hope I don't get picked for moderation :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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