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UAL Level 3 Extended Project Qualification

This UAL Level 3 Extended Project Qualification has been designed to give students the tools and techniques to understand how to plan, initiate, investigate, carry out and evaluate a project. It supports the development of key skills such as communication, organisation, planning, time management, reflection and academic development.

This qualification allows students to explore and develop their creativity in the selection and investigation of the project they choose to undertake. Students will have the opportunity to develop transferable skills, making them versatile individuals who could progress to a range of Higher Education courses or employment, due to the qualification being valued by universities.

This qualification has been primarily designed for post-16 students, however, this qualification may also be suitable for those aged 14-16. There are no formal entry requirements, however, it is recommended that students have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above or equivalent Level 2 vocational and technical qualifications.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Statement of Purpose - UAL Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (PDF 756KB)

Funding and delivery information

This qualification has now received UCAS points. Evidence for these can be accessed via UCAS tariff tables.

Details about funding for this qualification can be found on the ESFA website and in our 2022/23 Funding Summary Document (PDF 119KB). If you have any further questions regarding funding please email

Qualification at a glance

  • Level – 3
  • Units – 1
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 120
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 120
  • Typical course duration – 1 year

UCAS Points

  • A* - 28
  • A - 24
  • B - 20
  • C - 16
  • D - 12
  • E – 8

UCAS points to be confirmed, subject to approval.

Typical progression – Higher Education, employment, apprenticeships.


UAL Level 3 Extended Project Qualification specification (PDF 535KB)