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UAL Awarding Body


UAL Awarding Body offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production, and Performing and Production Arts.

We work with tutors, students and creative industry professionals to create outstanding qualifications - helping students progress to higher education or employment. Our qualifications are designed with education and industry partners, so they provide students with the latest knowledge and skills.

UAL Awarding Body qualifications have high retention and achievement rates, and providers who work with us can benefit from:

  • Empowering qualifications that inspire educators
  • Adaptable qualifications that help students reach their potential
  • Access to our free events programme to help you make the most of our partnership

We are also the UK's leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

Explore our qualifications and visit our Work with us page to find out how you can deliver them at your institution.

Find out more

Our Qualifications Guide (PDF 1.8MB) shows the full range of UAL Awarding Body qualifications available and their progression routes.

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We are regulated by Ofqual, Qualification Wales and CCEA Regulation.

Funding Summary

Please access our Funding Summary Document for information on our qualifications funding strains including 16-19 and 19+ funding, and which qualifications are available in Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Blue and white ink and print on paper
    'Going Beyond What You See' by Georgia Convy, Leeds Arts University

    New - Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication

    Find out more about the new UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication - qualifications for post-16 students looking to pursue a specialist career in the creative industries.

  • Pink, yellow and green abstract pattern on white fabric
    Artwork by Louise Taylor, Leeds Arts University

    New - Visual Arts

    Find out more about the new UAL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Visual Arts - a smaller sized qualification for post-16 learners interested in pursuing the visual arts.

  • Multicoloured cubes with different numberings
    'Index of Matter' by Maya Edwards, Leeds Arts University

    Art and Design

    Read more about our Art and Design qualifications - providing students with an exciting start to their artistic careers.

  • L3 Creative Media
    Henrik Bie shooting in the Studio, Case Study

    Creative Media Production and Technology

    Future-proof, engaging and developed with industry professionals - find out more about our Creative Media Production and Technology qualifications.

  • Performing Arts students rehearsing.

    Performing and Production Arts

    Browse our project-driven and stimulating Performing and Production Arts qualifications.

  • Woman singing into microphone
    Woman singing into microphone

    Music Performance and Production

    Our Music Performance and Production qualifications prepare students for further progression. Learn more about their versatility and industry relevance.

  • A window display featuring two mannequins

    Fashion Business and Retail

    View our suite of immersive, industry-relevant Fashion Business and Retail qualifications.

  • Photography studio with female model in a dress and two photographers
    London College of Fashion photography studio. Copyright Elaine Perks.

    Short Courses

    Explore our Printmaking, Drawing and Photography Short Courses - giving students enjoyable and challenging creative experiences.

  • Student working at their computer.

    Professional Diplomas

    Learn about our Professional Diplomas - helping students to progress into Higher Education while providing specialist vocational training.