Extended Project Qualification at Cromwell Community College
The Extended Project is a Level 3 qualification can contribute to programmes of study in two ways:
• As a stand-alone qualification. Learners may choose to take the Extended Project Qualification as an extension from studies for any other qualifications at Level 3 (GCE, BTEC, NVQ, other academic or vocational qualifications including Modern Apprenticeships).
The Extended Project will develop and extend from one or more of the learner’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by the learner(s) and agreed as appropriate by the centre.
The learner will:
- identify, design, plan and complete an individual project, applying a range of organisational skills and strategies to meet agreed objectives
- obtain, critically select and use select information from a range of sources; analyse data, apply it relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate linkages, connections and complexities of the topic
- select and use a range of skills, including new technologies where appropriate, solve problems, take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, to achieve planned outcomes
- evaluate outcomes both in relation to agreed objectives and own learning and performance.
- select and use a range of communication skills and media to present evidenced outcomes and conclusions in appropriate format.
The evidence for assessment will comprise the following:
• the completed Production Log and Assessment Record including the Project Proposal Form, Presentation Record and Candidate Record Form
• The project product including a written report and any other evidence, as appropriate, depending on the topic or subject area chosen.
The Extended Project Qualification offers opportunities for learners to:
• make a significant contribution to the choice and design of an extended project and take responsibility either for an individual task or for a defined task within a group project
• develop and improve their own learning and performance as critical, reflective and independent learners
• develop and apply decision-making and, where appropriate, problem-solving skills
• extend their planning, research, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills
• where appropriate, develop confidence in applying new technologies in their studies
• develop and apply skills creatively, demonstrating initiative and enterprise
• use their learning experiences to support their aspirations for higher education and/or career development
• transfer skills developed as part of their extended project to other areas of study.
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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.