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UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design

The UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design has been developed to provide students with an interest in art and design with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities, and to begin to develop some related technical skills.

The qualifications draw upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study over a more academic study route. The qualification's structure provides a linked introduction to the broad context within which art and design activity sits.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design (PDF 108KB)

Qualifications at a glance

Award

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 2
  • TQT Hours - 90
  • GLH - 60
  • Typical course duration - 6-8 weeks
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) -  N/A
  • QAN - 600/3738/6
  • Typical progression - Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Diploma

  • Level - 2
  • Units - 8
  • TQT Hours - 840
  • GLH - 460
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) -  N/A
  • QAN - 600/3807/X
  • Typical progression - Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Specification and documents

UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design specification (PDF 2.6MB)

UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art and Design specification - Welsh language (PDF 612KB)

Level 2 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 184KB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

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