Information for existing centres

Delegates at the UAL Awarding Body conference. Photo by James Hopkirk.
Delegates at the UAL Awarding Body conference. Photo by James Hopkirk.

The information below aims to support staff whose centres already deliver UAL Awarding Body qualifications.


UAL Awarding Body invoicing policy

All UAL Awarding Body invoices are raised on the University’s Management Information System and shall comply with the University’s Standing Financial Orders and Financial Procedures for Income. The University undertakes to raise all invoices for fees and charges promptly, and to ensure that sufficient information is made available with all invoices to enable the customer to verify it for payment.

The University requires all invoices to be settled upon receipt and all outstanding amounts will be referred to our Credit Control team after 30 days. These terms of business shall be clearly stated in all correspondence. The University currently maintains an electronic record of all transactions for 10 years.

In addition, we require all relevant departments to retain original supporting documentation for the same period.

If you have a query relating to an invoice, please contact Maisie James.

Using our online portal

We use an online portal to capture registration and certification information. You can login to the portal at

The system is password protected and passwords will be allocated to staff following centre approval. If your centre is approved to deliver UAL Awarding Body qualifications and you require a login for the portal, please email to request one. 

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) recognises achievement through the award of credits for units and qualifications. On the QCF each learner must have a Unique Learner Number (ULN). The ULN is a national identifier, which a learner will keep for the rest of their lifetime. It is provided by the MIAP Learner Registration Service (LRS) and is used to create a Personal Learning Record (PLR) for each learner. The PLR gives access to a single record of a learner's achievements, in a user-friendly format which breaks down the credits, units and qualifications for learners and their prospective employers.

UAL Awarding Body uses Unique Learner Numbers (ULNs) as unique identifiers. We do not issue additional student registration numbers, and we update achievement to the Personal Learning Record (PLR) on a monthly basis.

UAL Awarding Body qualifications are all on the QCF, a framework that recognises achievement through the award of credits for units and qualifications.

Registration and certification

Student registration for 2016/17 is now closed. Registrations received for 2016/17 will incur a late fee of £20 per student (not applicable to short courses).

To register a new group of students, please download our 2016 registration form and guide. 
To register students to an existing group, please click here.

Internal verification

These sample forms can be used for the internal verification of assignment briefs, formative assessment and summative assessment. Centres may use these templates or use their own.