Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) Level 2

Full Time

About the course

Are you better at coursework than exams? Are you organised and self-motivated? Can you organise your own time? If so, then the Higher Project Qualification – an independent research project (HPQ) could be for you.

Entry requirements

Grade 3 or GCSE Grade D in English language. IT skills will be an advantage, but not essential.

Where next?

The Higher Project Qualification provides you with the opportunity to develop your research and communication skills. This will be beneficial in supporting your other GCSEs.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: rachael.blannin@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk