Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) demonstrates your ability to research, produce and evaluate with independence and creativity.

Students choosing the EPQ will be guided through a programme of study which is based entirely on their own interests and ideas. After an initial period studying the skills needed to complete the course, students will be supervised while they carry out their own research and create a product of their choice.  

At UTC South Durham, we deliver the AQA EPQ specification and work with industry partners and Sunderland University to develop and support our students. The EPQ is well regarded by both universities and businesses.


The EPQ course specification can be found here.

Female 6th form student presenting project