Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The extended project is a separate qualification, equivalent to half an A-Level. It therefore can be completed in just one year. It can be added to your year one programme as a fourth subject if you have exceptionally high GCSE grades, or it can be used as a third subject in your year two programme. The Extended Project will develop and extend your knowledge from one or more of your main subject, and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside your main programme of study. It will be based on a topic chosen by you and agreed as appropriate by your EPQ supervisor. Delivery of the EPQ will involve some teaching of the necessary skills, supervision and assessment of your progress towards your completed project. It will involve extended autonomous work by you You will be required, with appropriate supervision, to: choose an area of interest draft a title and aims of the project for formal approval by the centre plan, research and carry out the project deliver a presentation to a non specialist audience provide evidence of all stages of project development and production for assessment.
Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and Maths, with at least grade B in English Language.
The EPQ is graded wholly on the evidence you present for your project. The evidence for assessment will comprise the following:
- the completed Production Log and Assessment Record including the Project Proposal Form, Presentation Record and Candidate Record Form
- the project product including a written report of approximately 5000 words and any other evidence, as appropriate, depending on the topic or subject area chosen
Where will this course take you? This qualification is ideal preparation for the longer forms of research work you will be required to undertake at University. It is also a worthwhile addition to a CV to provide evidence that you are able to produce a large scale project, independently, to a deadline.