Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Course aims

This stand-alone qualification will provide you with an exciting opportunity to research a topic of your choice. The project title may develop from a previous subject you have studied or an area of personal interest outside of your studies.

Entry requirements

In additional to the general entry requirements you will also need a strong GCSE profile and entry on to the course is at the discretion of the interviewing tutor.

Course content

These will include the necessary skills required for completing your project:

  • Project management
  • Research methodology
  • Ethical guidelines
  • Report writing
  • Critical thinking.

For the remaining part of the course you will be required to work independently with regular supervision.

Course assessment

You will be assessed on the following coursework components:

  • Project product, in the form of a research report, production or artefact
  • Completed production log
  • Presentation.


Recommended textbooks to be advised by your tutor. Extensive use will be made of the Internet, relevant websites and journals.


Higher Education or employment.