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Art and Design

UAL Awarding Body offers a variety of Art & Design qualifications at levels 1, 2 and 3. Find out more about each qualification by clicking on the links below.

Work by Suzanna Rusak, Barnsley College

Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media

The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design and Media is designed to provide students who are intrigued and motivated by art and design with opportunities to explore, develop and test their creativity.

Brightly coloured painting

Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art & Design

The Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design provides students with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities.

Painting of decorative toffee apples

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design provides young people with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to higher education, or into employment.

Work by Dulcie Boote - Arts Uni Bournemouth

Level 3 and Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (pilot)

Offered at Levels 3 and 4, the UAL Awarding Body Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is a pivotal qualification, which provides a transition from general education to specialist art and design education.

Drawings of clothing on model

Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies

The Level 3 and 4 Diplomas in Art and Design - Foundation Studies, support students in the transition from general education to specialist art and design education, enabling them to make informed decisions when applying to higher education.

Reading College

Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design (pilot)

From September 2017, UAL Awarding Body will be running a new Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design. The qualifications are designed to be ‘Applied General’ qualifications that provide post-16 students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress into further, higher education and training or employment.