Students are free to choose the topic for their project, however they must show that it is useful for their progression and is linked to their programme of study or their future career.
ASDAN’s EPQ has the same specification as those offered by other awarding organisations with an additional focus on completing the EPQ as part of a work placement. This could be a dissertation linked to a work placement, or an artefact and report created as part of a work placement.
Students’ projects are graded based on four assessment objectives:
- AO1. Manage (20%)
- AO2. Use resources (20%)
- AO3. Develop and realise (40%)
- AO4. Review (20%)
The ASDAN EPQ begins with a taught element (30 hours) to support learners in designing and carrying out their project.
Teaching and learning resources
High quality resources are available to support learners, teachers, parents and employers involved in the ASDAN EPQ:
- specification, centre handbook and teacher guide
- guide for employers
- What’s in it for me? booklet for learners and What’s in it for them? booklet for parents
- teacher and learner resources to support the taught element
- learner project ideas guide
- graded exemplar project
Download selected samples of EPQ resources:
For centres new to ASDAN, your first step is to complete the Centre Registration Form.
Once your registration has been processed, you must upload specified policies and procedures as part of the ASDAN centre approval process. Once these have been accepted you will be able to access candidate registration for ASDAN qualifications.
Current ASDAN centres need to ensure that EPQ is added to their centre's registration.
Following registration, you will be able to purchase candidate registrations and access additional resources and guidance via the members area.
All centres running the EPQ must have an ASDAN-trained co-ordinator; ASDAN provides introductory training workshops and can arrange in-house training.
After students' work has been internally moderated, centres must submit candidate marks and send projects for external moderation, which is carried out by post. ASDAN will issue certificates following successful external moderation.
All student book, certification and registration prices shown below are per learner, unless otherwise stated.
|EPQ Level 3 candidate registration (one per learner, includes certification)
All prices valid from 1 September 2018 until 31 August 2019. Prices are shown exclusive of VAT. For details of prices from September 2019, please download the list of ASDAN course costs for 2019–2020.