Projects are stand-alone qualifications, at Levels 1 to 3.

The project can take the form of a report, performance, artefact, investigation, design or dissertation (at L3) and can be on any topic the learner chooses.

Learners are assessed on their ability to plan, research, develop and critically evaluate their work rather than on the outcome of the project itself.


  • Opportunity to understand and use research skills.
  • Provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment.
  • Enables learners to develop as inquisitive and independent learners.