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UAL Awarding Body Conference

UAL Awarding Body hosts an annual programme of free events to support centres approved to deliver our qualifications.

These events are designed to equip you with the knowledge and confidence to run our qualifications successfully. All events are free to attend for those delivering UAL Awarding Body qualifications.

Annual conference

The UAL Awarding Body Annual Conference 2018 took place on Friday 2 February at Shoreditch Town Hall, London.

Over 400 people attended to hear about sector developments, outstanding practice and from key voices in the creative industries. The day also included subject specific updates and plenty of opportunities to network with those working in other disciplines and institutions.

Watch the highlights from the conference

The conference will return again in 2019, so keep an eye out for the date and details on how to attend closer to the time.

Standardisation events

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.

Please book onto our upcoming standardisation events using the links below.

Music, Performance and Production Standardisation Event

Friday 9 November 2018

10.30am - 3pm

Mary Ward House

5-7 Tavistock Place



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Level 3 Art and Design Standardisation Event

Friday 18 January 2019

10.30am - 3.30pm

Plymouth College of Art

Tavistock Place



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Performing and Production Arts Standardisation Event

Friday 16 November 2018

10.30am - 3pm

Stratford Upon Avon College

Alcester Road


CV37 9QR

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Fashion Business and Retail Standardisation Event

Friday 15 November 2018

10am - 3pm

London Art House

2-18 Brittania Row


N1 8PA

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Foundation Art and Design Standardisation Event

Friday 18 January 2019

10.30am - 3.30pm

Plymouth College of Art & Design

Tavistock Place



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Creative Media Production and Technology Standardisation Event

Wednesday 28 November 2018

10.30am - 3pm

Cambridge Regional College

King Hedges Road



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Delivery groups

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

Delivery groups will return in Summer 2019. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Music, Performance and Production Delivery Group
  • Art and Design (Level 1, 2 and 3) Delivery Group
  • Creative Media Production and Technology Delivery Group
  • Performing and Production Arts Delivery Group
  • Fashion Business and Retail Delivery Group
  • Foundation Studies Delivery Group

Origins Creative Arts Festival

Origins Creative Arts Festival took place 2 - 5 August 2018 at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf. The Festival celebrated the work and achievements of over 130 students completing UAL Awarding Body qualifications at centres across the UK.

Over 800 people visited the exhibition over the 3 days, to enjoy the work created by talented students across levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. A range of painting, drawing, sculpture, video and fashion was on display, complemented by a programme of music and performing arts, all created and performed by pre-degree level students.

The event was the first time that UAL Awarding Body showcased work from all disciplines at 1 event, including work by students completing Diplomas and Extended Diplomas in:

  • Art and Design
  • Creative Media Production and Technology
  • Performing and Production Arts
  • Music Performance and Production
  • Fashion Business and Retail

Highlights from Origins Creative Arts Festival 2018 are coming soon!

The festival will return again in 2019.