Conferences & Events

Extended Project Qualification - National Development Conference

26th Feb 2019 09:30 - 15:30 Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ

Book your place here

A handful of places are still available for this conference. Please book by 5pm on Tuesday 19th February to secure yours.


The SFCA and the centenary arts programme 14-18 NOW invite you to participate in this day of learning focused on excellence in practice with the Extended Project Qualification.

A deeply practical and creative day with key insights from international experts including:

  • Professor Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre for Real World Learning and Professor of Learning at the University of Winchester. An authority on creativity and international co-Chair of the new PISA test of Creative Thinking. 

  • Andria Zafirakou, Global Teacher of the Year 2018 and the first ever UK winner. Art and Textiles teacher and Associate Deputy Headteacher of Alperton Community School, leading on staff professional development reigniting the sixth form curriculum, including the EPQ. 

This event is aimed at all teachers involved in the design and delivery of EPQ's as well as those wishing to find out more about the benefits of EPQ for student learning.


View the latest version of the programme here

Workshop case studies include:

  • Greenhead Sixth Form College: Creative Approaches to EPQ - Posters, Presentations and Partnerships
  • Huddersfield New College: Designing an EPQ to meet the needs of your students
  • Hills Road Sixth Form College: Process management for a large student cohort
  • The Sixth Form College, Farnborough: Keeping students on the right track
  • St Dominic's Sixth Form College: First and Last Steps - Strategies for Promoting & Assessing EPQ at St Dominic's

View a summary of the workshop sessions here

Why attend

The EPQ plays a critically important role in broadening sixth form students’ learning, developing their independent, analytical and research study skills, and preparing them for Higher Education and the workplace. This invaluable day will focus on:

  • the ambition to promote the EPQ as a vehicle for students to pursue their passions and interests

  • development of practical and inspiring ways to deliver the EPQ, including using 14-18 NOW Make Art Not War as an exemplar vehicle

  • take-away materials for learning pathways and strategies back at college

By attending this event you will be updated on current practice and discover how other Colleges support design and delivery of the EPQ in practice.

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Terms and conditions of booking including cancellations are detailed on the booking website. The SFCA accepts payment via cheque or BACS. If you require an invoice please send your Purchase Order (PO) to Please quote the event booking code: EPQConf2019. 


If you would like any further information about this event please contact Liz Russ, Events & Communications Manager: 0203 824 0460

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