Project Qualification Programme

Project Qualification Programme

Programme Details

As part of St Martin’s College’s International Programme, during scholastic year 2017/2018, the College has launching the Project Qualification Programme, a subject aimed at encouraging students to develop and master independent research skills and be responsible for their own learning. Our learners can sit for an international exam that can be taken in two phases:

Level 1 Foundation Project Qualification (Level 6 till Level 9)

Level 2 Higher Project Qualification (Level 10 till Level 11)

Course Aim

• developing new life and study skills.
• extending from one or more of the learner’s study areas and/or from an area of personal interest or activity outside their main programme of study.
• creating a project based on a topic chosen by the learner.
• obtaining the necessary skills required for the completion of the project.
• becoming an autonomous learner.

Learner Requirements

• choose an area of interest, guided and mentored by the teacher.
• draft the title and aims of the project for formal approval by the College.
• 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

Learner Outcomes

The learner will:

• identify, design and complete an individual project, applying a wide range of organisational skills and strategies to meet agreed objectives.

• obtain, critically select and use information from a range of sources.

• analyse data, apply it relevantly and demonstrate understanding of any appropriate linkages, connections and complexities of the topic.

• select and use a range of skills, solve problems, take decisions critically, creatively and flexibly, to achieve planned outcomes.

• evaluate outcomes both in relation to agreed objectives and own learning and performance.


(Information cited and adapted from: Specification Freestanding HPQ September 2015 to May 2020 First entry January 2016)