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UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education.

Introducing UAL Awarding Body

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We design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.

UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales. We currently offer qualifications in art and design, fashion, creative media, music and performing and production arts. We are also the UK’s largest provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design qualification.

Our qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

Our collaborators

We work with a wide range of industry collaborators:

  • Saatchi Gallery
  • Chatsworth House
  • Tate
  • Electronic Arts (EA)
  • ScreenSkills
  • UK Music
  • Woolmark
  • One Dance UK
  • Clod Ensemble

Contact Us

UAL Awarding Body is made up of 7 teams, each one able to help you with different queries. Find the best team to contact using the information below.

Please note: as the awarding body, we create, award, and quality assure only our further education pre-degree qualifications. UAL Awarding Body does not have access to higher education BA or MA degree registration or result information. If you wish to study any of our pre-degree qualifications, please contact your local further education provider. If you wish to study at BA or MA degree at UAL, please contact the UAL College you would like to attend.

General enquiries

If you do not know who to contact below, you can get in touch with us at our general enquiries inbox and we will direct your message to the relevant team.


Communications and marketing

Get in touch if you would like to share a story about your centre or students, request specifications or have a question about our branding.

Call: 020 7514 9850 

The communications and marketing team look after the website, newsletter and social media. We can also send out specifications and other marketing collateral to your centre.

Centre approvals

For queries regarding working with us for the first time, or adding additional UAL Awarding Body qualifications to your portfolio.

Call: 020 7514 6394

The centre approvals team looks after our new customers and approving centres to run our qualifications.


Get in touch if you have a question about our events.

Call: 020 7514 6392

The events team plan, deliver and host events throughout the year. We offer digital and in-person events ranging from keynotes, workshops and CPDs to delivery groups, standardisations, subject sessions and conferences. Contact us for accessing recordings and online resources from previous events.


For queries regarding the online portal, registering students, submitting results, claiming certificates, requesting grade confirmations or replacement certificates and arranging advisory and moderation visits.

Call: 020 7514 9851

The operations team manage, maintain and develop operational systems and processes that support UAL Awarding Body’s core business, from student registration through moderation to certification. They also provide operational information to centre staff and external moderators.

Academic standards

For queries regarding example briefs, learning outcomes, assessment criteria or to get in touch with the UAL Awarding Body Academic Standards team.

Call: 020 7514 6380

Our Academic Standards team provide advice, subject knowledge and academic input to the design, development, delivery and assessment of UAL Awarding Body qualifications.


For queries regarding invoices and purchase orders.


UAL Awarding Body's finance team raises and sends your invoices to you. Please let us know if you have changes to the best email to send invoices to or if you have any concerns about your invoice from us.

Qualifications development

For queries regarding our qualification developments, UCAS, funding or performance tables.

Call: 020 7514 6661

The qualification development team creates, reviews and redevelops qualifications. We also provide information on education policy, UCAS tariff points, funding and performance tables.

Quality assurance and enhancement

For queries regarding quality assurance, policies and procedures or our regulatory requirements.


The quality team ensure that all UAL Awarding Body qualifications, assessments and processes meet the very highest standards.

We ensure and demonstrate that appropriate policies, systems and procedures comply with regulatory requirements. We also manage the complaints procedure and make sure any issues are being dealt with effectively.

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UAL Awarding Body
272 High Holborn
London WC1V 7EY
United Kingdom