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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at St Helens College

Course description

If you have an area of interest that you would like to pursue, and if you would like to extend and develop the crucial academic skills of research and analysis to boost your university study skills, the EPQ could be an excellent choice.

Course content

You can negotiate your own topic with your tutor and choose from areas of academic interest, current affairs or something related to a personal interest.

Entry requirements

You will be invited to study the EPQ depending on your skills and your dedication to your overall A levels.


You will be assessed via a dissertation, investigation, artefact or performance.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.

Future opportunities

All of our degrees and foundation degrees at University Centre St Helens would welcome the skills gained from successful completion of the EPQ and the skills that you will have developed, are fully transferable to degrees in any discipline.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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