ASDAN Awards for Our Hard-Working Team

We recently celebrated more outstanding achievements for team members at COPE! As part of COPE’s Skills Development Programme, we focus on developing skills related to an individual’s roles and responsibilities in the workplace. Skills development achievements are formally recognised through the ASDAN Workright Programme.

Justin, Shaun, and Alison at the Lerwick Hotel Justin, Shaun, and Alison at the Lerwick Hotel

Jack Munro with Kellie Jack Munro with KellieAt the end of August, Shaun Williamson, Jack Munro, and Justin Johnson were awarded their ASDAN Workright Gold Award. The Gold Award is awarded for completing a series of four modules:

· Health & Safety at work: Health & safety rules; Emergencies; Keeping your workspace clean and tidy

· Responsibilities in the workplace: Attendance; Timekeeping; Appearance

· Working with others: Respecting others; Getting on with people at work; Working in a team

· You at work: Completing tasks at work; The things you use at work; Getting help with problems at work

Shaun celebrates! Shaun celebrates!Shaun, Justin and Jack have all worked really hard over the past year to complete module work and gather different forms of evidence for their assessment portfolios. Each module requires a range of evidence, such as photos, discussions, recording information in their logbooks, copies of attendance sheets, training records, Fire Logs and First Aid Logs.

Shaun and Jack both work in the production area in COPE’s Shetland Home Co, while Justin works in all areas, across the road, at the Shetland Garden Co.

Justin at work Justin at work

They were all really chuffed with their qualifications and celebrated with a tasty meal at the Lerwick Hotel with Employability Manager, Alison Moar, and Support Workers Fiona Robertson and Kellie Naulls.

Workright provides an excellent framework to develop and formally recognise a range of transferable employability skills. These are the skills any employer looks for when recruiting new employees. The programme has been developed for people on a work-based programme of study.

Find out more about COPE’s skills development programme here.

Kellie, Justin, Shaun, and Fiona before dinner Kellie, Justin, Shaun, and Fiona before dinner