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Results 2021 information for UAL Awarding Body students

Congratulations on overcoming another extraordinary year of study. We have been inspired by your creativity and resilience again this year. We are looking forward to recognising your hard work.

We know you may have some questions about how your results will be awarded this summer. We have put together the following information to help answer any questions you may have at this stage.

Please note: this information is relevant to students completing a pre-degree UAL Awarding Body qualification at one of our approved centres – it does not apply to UAL undergraduate or postgraduate students.

Teacher Assessed Grades

This year, Department for Education and qualifications regulator Ofqual have confirmed that all UAL Awarding Body qualifications will be assessed using Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs). Regulators and all parts of the system have been collaborating across UK nations, so this approach will apply in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Teacher Assessed Grades will utilise your teacher’s professional expertise and judgement. Teachers will grade your work based on a wide range of evidence from across the 2020/21 academic year to ensure it is both fair and representative. We understand that there have been varying challenges for students this year, so we have made sure that this process takes into account individual circumstances in relation to the pandemic.

To help you find information about how your specific qualification will be dealt with, Ofqual have also produced this helpful explainer tool, which includes all UAL Awarding Body qualifications.

Results Day

  • Level 3 and 4 results day: 10 August 2021
  • Level 1 and 2 results day: 12 August 2021
Please contact your college in order to obtain your results.

If your college is unable to provide your result, please email our Operations team at with your name, college name and the title of your qualification.

Certificates will be issued to students by the end of September.


You will be able to appeal your grade via your centre following the results release by UAL.

Appeals for grades awarded in August 2021 will be accepted on the following bases:

  • There are concerns that the centre has made an admin error in determining the Teacher Assessed Grade.
  • There are concerns that there was an error in the way the centre followed or applied its procedure for determining the Teacher Assessed Grade.
  • The centre did not make a reasonable judgement when deciding which evidence to use to determine the Teacher Assessed Grade, or that the centre did not make a reasonable judgement about the grade based on the evidence gathered.

If you would like to appeal your grade based on any of these reasons then you must direct this to your centre in the first instance. A process has been put in place for Centres to gather and review evidence before submitting a formal application to us, therefore it is important to follow that process if you wish to appeal.

In all cases you will be required to provide supporting evidence of your appeal to your centre. Unevidenced applications will be rejected. An appeals panel with independent external representation will scrutinise the appeals evidence received from your centre and confirm a decision.

The appeal process explained

Download our appeal process explainer document for a step by step guide to appealing grades this year.

The appeal process explained (PDF 500KB)

Level 3 & 4 results (relating to Higher Education)

If you haven’t achieved the grade you need for your university course, we encourage you to contact UCAS or the admissions department of the institution you applied to. UCAS has published this helpful guidance for what to do on results day, including information on UCAS Clearing.

Please note: your results will not be visible on UCAS, however confirmation decisions from universities or other providers will be visible and released by UCAS.


You can see our full set of policies and procedures, including those for complaints, on our Policies and Procedures page.