Course Level: Level 2 Freestanding HQP

Exam Board: AQA

Specification link: Click to view

Entry requirements: No specific requirements, learners will need to complete a successful Higher Project Application Form

Course Description

This qualification is design for learners in Year 9 or 10 who wish to grow their independence, resourcefulness and develop their critical thinking skills while completing an industry or STEAM related project of personal relevance and interest.

The course provides skill training in research, critical analysis and report writing. It also connects learners with industry representatives, specialist staff and the range of resources that are available at LDE UTC.

A positive attitude, passion for your project/topic and an open mind to discover alternate points of view and try new technical skills would provide you with the best opportunity to achieve this qualification.

Course Profile

Career Progression

The Higher Project Qualification can support a route towards work experience or Level 3 courses that connect to the learner’s specific project topic. This course can also support successful attainment of the Extended Project Qualification that can be completed in Y12.


Job opportunities

The Higher Project Qualification can support you in developing deeper knowledge, technical skills and making contacts in an industry that is relevant to your project topic.

What job opportunities you may encounter depend on your project topic. If you complete an Industry Project these may include:

  • Architect
  • Civil Engineer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product Designer
  • Researcher
  • Technician