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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

There are no additional requirements to the general entry requirements.

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.


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