What's different about our Projects Qualifications?

Guided learning hours

We recommend 30 guided learning hours for the taught skills element, maximising time for independent learning. This is approximately a quarter of the overall time for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and half the time for the Level 2 Higher Project Qualification and Level 1 Foundation Project Qualification when students need more support.


Each of the project qualifications has only one comprehensive mark scheme that can be applied to any type of project. This ensures comparability and gives teachers the confidence to mark each project fairly.

The Production log

Our Production log is the most supportive framework for your students to complete their projects.

It has a clear structure that supports students to meet university expectations for creative projects, scientific investigations and practical EPQs.

Production log administration is minimal - we've stripped out the unnecessary administration but maintained the supportive framework that you told us is vital to the success of your students.


We have a wide range of exemplar materials and commentaries. These are available on Centre Services to help you feel confident in your assessment of project work. We also have a comprehensive set of guides which explain the EPQ project process. They've been created to make sure you feel supported every step of the way.

Teacher support

We offer free face to face standardisation meetings to new centres and a range of CPD courses, both face to face and online, to support you to deliver these unique qualifications.

Projects community

Many universities and higher education institutions work directly with schools and colleges to support EPQ students and provide expertise in the taught skills and project development process. Find out more by visiting the page for each university using these community links.