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Extended Project Level 3

WJEC Extended Project

‘EPQs, which are worth half an A level, are increasingly popular with top universities. Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Leeds are among a growing number prepared to lower their A-level grade requirements if applicants get an A or A* for their EPQ.’- The Times, 3rd January 2019

Our Level 3 Extended Project Qualification is available to learners in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, British Forces Overseas centres and British Overseas centres as a stand-alone qualification. It is a one-unit qualification that is internally assessed and externally moderated. Centres have the option of using the free online e-submission platform for the Extended Project.

The Extended Project may be developed from one or more of the learner's study programmes or from a topic of personal interest. The Extended Project may be based on a variety of formats and contexts, e.g. dissertation, field investigation, artefact, design or a performance. Learners are supported throughout the process by a supervisor and a teaching and learning programme.

The qualification offers centres flexible timetabling options. Learners will have more choice over their studies than ever and an opportunity to develop useful transferable skills, highly valued in higher education and employment. The flexible nature of the qualification also encourages cross-curricular activities providing opportunities for collaboration between faculties and departments within the centres.

The Extended Project qualification will be available for the June series only for all centres.

Why choose WJEC for the Extended Project?

Key Documents

Please see Related Documents for further guidance materials.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Autumn 2016 and 2017 CPD materials are available on our secure website under the CPD materials section, including Extended Project exemplars.  If you are not able to gain access to the secure website please click here.

Our next round of CPD events during Autumn 2018 are on the following dates.

  • 3rd October 2018 – Cardiff
  • 11th October 2018 - Birmingham
  • 18th October 2018 – London

Please scroll down to see link to book online.

View CPD Course Testimonials

Get In Touch

Our subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Extended Project Qualification Manager

Glenda Kinsey
029 2026 5348
Email Glenda

Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024

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