Working with us

Paint 2011. Courtesy of Ivan Jones
Paint 2011. Courtesy of Ivan Jones

We're proud to work with a range of inspiring centres, both in the UK and internationally, including many universities and further education colleges. We also work with a limited number of specialist schools and sixth form colleges.

Our rigorous approval process allows us to check that centres have the facilities, staff and internal buy-in required to deliver UAL Awarding Body qualifications at a standard that will inspire, support and develop the students taking them.

Approved centres have free access to regular conferences, standardisation events, advisory visits, sharing good practice events, online materials and our end of year student showcase. These all provide opportunities to share best practice and support the development and maintenance of national standards in our qualifications.

Who we work with

UAL Awarding Body works with more than 120 institutions across the UK in addition to the FLA School of Arts in Seoul. We generally work with Further Education institutions and a few highly specialised arts and creative industries schools.

Centre and qualification approvals

New centres

Centres wishing to deliver UAL Awarding Body qualifications are pre-approved by our team. Our approval process has four stages:

1. Centres complete our initial enquiry form online

2. The UAL Awarding Body team reviews all applications and makes an initial decision on whether to proceed with your application. If your application looks suitable, our team will contact you to arrange an approval visit. The approval visit allows us to assess your centre's facilities, meet with staff and discuss the qualifications you wish to deliver

3. Following the approval visit, we write up a report recommending whether or not your centre should be approved for delivery. If approved, you will be sent a formal application form to complete.

4.Your formal paperwork (including staff CVs), are reviewed by our academic team and a final decision is made on whether to approve your centre. Should you be approved to our qualifications you will also be invited to forthcoming support events.

There are no costs associated with the approval process.

Existing centres wanting to extend their provision

Existing centres will be required to complete an qualification approval form to extend their provision. An approval may also be required if a centre wishes to extend their provision outside of their approved pathways.

If you have any questions regarding our approval process, or are interested in running UAL Awarding Body qualifications, please contact: Kitty Jenkins, Administrative Assistant – Products, Services and Projects by email kitty.jenkins@arts.ac.uk or telephone 020 7154 6394.

Events and training

Centres approved to deliver UAL Awarding Body qualifications benefit from our annual programme of free events. The following events are designed to support centres with qualification delivery and moderation:

Subject specific conferences (spring term)

One-day conference events for each subject area. The days include: inspiring guest speakers, briefings on changes to UAL Awarding Body qualifications and the education landscape, sharing good practice and networking.

Delivery group (end of each academic year)

Designed to support new centres that have been approved to commence delivering in next academic year. Centres are invited to bring their delivery model and assessment materials along for feedback.

Art and Design delivery group30 September 2016Geffrye Museum, LondonBook your place

Standardisation events (summer and autumn terms)

Standardisation events allow centres to discuss and agree the national standards for Pass, Merit and Distinction grades across qualifications. Attendees are invited to look at previously graded, internally verified and externally moderated work from a centre.

Creative Media Production & Technology standardisation event17 October 2016UAL High Holborn, LondonBook your place
Performing & Production Arts and Music Performance & Production standardisation event 14 October 2016UAL High Holborn, London Book your place 

Sharing good practice events

Centres are invited to share their good practice around: delivery, assessment, portfolios and presentation with peers from other institutions.

Performing & Production Arts sharing good practice event6 October 2016Hereford College, HerefordBook your place

 

The events programme for this academic year is available to view online:

Events programme 2016-17 (PDF 102KB)

An inside look at a sharing good practice event