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Extended Project Qualification at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Course description

Extended Project Qualification

The Extended Project qualification (EPQ) can provide you with the skills that universities and employers look for as well as giving you the freedom of choosing a project based on a subject you are studying or an area of personal interest.

The Extended Project is a stand-alone qualification that is equivalent to an AS Level, but with an A* also achievable. It aims to develop you beyond your existing study programme by giving you the freedom to complete a project on an area of personal interest or benefit, while developing project management skills along the way.

The Extended Project has enormous benefits to the students that complete one: •

It encourages students to think and perform independently, allowing them to manage a longer-scale project from start to finish.

It gets them ready for university or employment, being designed to develop skills in decision making, problem solving, planning, researching and evaluating.

It can give them a competitive edge with university  and employer applications.

It can increase confidence and time management.

Course content


Students produce an outcome that can take a variety of formats. They can:

  • Write a dissertation/investigation/report
  • Create an artefact or design
  • Organise an event
  • Put on a performance of some kind.

Alongside these outcomes, students need to keep a documented record of their project management process. They are assessed on their ability to manage their project so these appendices are an extremely important part of their submission.

Further information

For further information, please register for one of our showcase events. 
Full details of the events and how to register are available on our website

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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  • More information
    • UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the second UTC in Sheffield, opening in September 2016. It offers a combination of Technical and A Levels courses to Sixth Form students. The majority of students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are advised to take a Cambridge Technical course of variable size in either Computing, Health or Sport combined with A Level courses.