Extended Project Qualification Level 3 at Feversham College
The EPQ can be taken alongside other qualifications and is equivalent to one third of an A2 qualification. The main value of the EPQ is that it is an independent piece of work—students receive some instruction and guidance but most of the project is self-guided. This makes it both a challenge to complete and an award worth gaining.
The EPQ allows you to select your own topic which may relate to an area of personal interest or one of your other study areas. The project must be your own idea, however, you and your supervisor will be asked to confirm that your EPQ topic is not the same as a topic that forms part of any of your studies for qualifications. The EPQ will compliment other A level subjects, and will help you to demonstrate to both universities and future employers that you are able to work independently. It will also help you to develop essential skills required for study at a higher level. These skills include:
- Working independently
- Working to deadlines
- Planning and management of a project
- Decision making and problem solving
- Presentation skills
- Communication skills
The skills developed are excellent preparation for university-level study. Students can refer to the EPQ in their job applications and UCAS personal statements and at interviews to demonstrate independent qualities which are highly desirable.
The EPQ is wholly assessed through coursework. This includes:
- A Candidate Record in the form of a Project Log
- A completed project which can be in a variety of forms such as a written report or a product, known as an ‘artefact’
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Feversham College directly.