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Extended Project Qualification

The London School of Architecture’s trailblazing Extended Project Qualification will introduce students in Year 12 to a foundation in architecture. Its radical curriculum places an understanding of the environmental and societal impact of the built environment at its heart.




Architecture is not currently on the curriculum, meaning many young people interested in becoming an architect or design professional are given little insight. This EPQ will introduce Year 12 students to the skills, know-how and creativity needed to access university courses or apprenticeships in architecture at top universities.

Students will be guided through skills development workshops and mentored to complete an exciting personal project, resulting in a high quality design portfolio. On completion, students will receive a recognised and highly sought-after qualification worth 28 UCAS points. They will become part of fantastic network of mentors and peers and will gain important insights into the world of architecture and design.


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The EPQ is part of LSA’s ground-breaking Part 0. This initiative aims to break down any remaining barriers to young people from a wide range of backgrounds accessing architecture. As such the programme is aimed at young people (Year 12) in Tower Hamlets and Hackney who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, or who were eligible for free schools meals (when at school), are young carers or in care, or who have a disability or a neurodivergence.


The London School of Architecture is keen to hear from interested prospective students now, until the end of September 2023. The EPQ will then take place from October 2023 until July 2024. Sessions and workshops will take place on Thursday afternoons from 4pm – 7pm.

Part A (October 2023 – Feb 2024)
Weekly workshops

Part B (February 2024 – July 2024)
Bi-monthly mentoring sessions

Students will also have the summer holidays to work on their EPQ projects, with the deadline for submission, September 2024.

All workshops will take place at the London Schools of Architecture, Dalston or at sites nearby.


Applications close on Friday 20 October.