AS Level Extended Project Qualification

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 110
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The EPQ is an independent research project on a topic of your choice which must be an extension of your A-level study. You will produce either a 5000 word essay or an artefact supported by a 1500 word report.

You will be taught research skills and provided with supervision to guide you through the research process. The EPQ attracts UCAS points up to A* and is highly regarded by Russell Group Universities and providers of Higher Level Apprenticeships.


The Extended Project offers the opportunity for learners to:
  • extend their knowledge and understanding of a specific topic
  • develop as critical, independent, self-evaluative learners by improving and reviewing their own learning and performance
  • develop their communication and presentation skills
  • demonstrate initiative, creativity and flexibility in responding to challenges and in applying new technologies, where appropriate
  • support their personal aspirations for higher education and employment

How will it be delivered?

Students compile an Extended Project File as evidence of their work for assessment. This is presented to a panel of people from business.

The 100% coursework made up of:

60% - Process including Proposal, Planning, Project Management, Application of Research, Evaluation

40% Outcome either an artifact and 1500 word report or a 5000 word dissertation


Entry requirements

Students who join the Leigh UTC on either the Technical or Academic Pathway will study the Extended Project Qualification

Minimum 5 GCSE grade 9-4 including English and Maths

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