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Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design

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The UAL Awarding Body Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design has been designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to degree-level study in art and design, or into employment.

It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest in the visual arts to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from further to higher education.

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

Statement of purpose - Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design (PDF 1 MB)

Statement of purpose - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (PDF 53 KB)

Qualifications at a glance

Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 9
  • TQT (hours) - 1,085
  • GLH - 630
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 36/60/84
  • QAN - 600/2827/0
  • Typical progression - Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Extended Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 13
  • TQT (hours) - 2,075
  • GLH - 1,170
  • Typical course duration - 2 years
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - 72/120/168
  • QAN - 600/2826/9
  • Typical progression - Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Specification and documents

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design specification V10 (PDF 830KB)

Level 3 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1,0 (PDF 208KB)

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.

Both the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design have been supported by the following Higher Education Institutions:

Arts University Bournemouth - letter of support (PDF 42 KB)

Leeds College of Art - letter of support (PDF 45 KB)

Ravensbourne - letter of support (PDF 48 KB)

University for the Creative Arts - letter of support (PDF 45 KB)

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Art & Design?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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