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UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts

The UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts provides opportunities for students to explore, develop and test their creativity while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.

Both 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.

They follow a similar structure to the UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music Performance and Production and UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Performing and Production Arts so can be delivered alongside these qualifications easily.

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

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts (PDF 159KB)

Contact

To find out more about the academic content of this qualification please contact academic.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

For all non-academic enquires please chose an appropriate department via our Contact Us page.

Qualifications at a glance

As of the annual funding confirmation for 2022/34, the Diploma sized version of this qualification will remain fully funded from August 2022. The Award will have funding removed from August 2022 in England. We recommend that centres delivering this qualification in England transfer learners to the Diploma in order to retain funding. Centres can also choose to continue registering students for the Award without funding.

Award

  • Level - 1
  • Units - 2
  • TQT (hours) - 90
  • GLH - 60
  • Typical course duration - 6-8 weeks
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 601/6489/X
  • Typical progression - Further education in performing arts or music

Diploma

  • Level - 1
  • Units - 7
  • TQT (hours) - 720
  • GLH - 400
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) - N/A
  • QAN - 601/6491/8
  • Typical progression - Further education in performing arts or music

Specification and documentation

UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts specification (PDF 610KB)

UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts specification - Welsh language (PDF 1.4MB)

Level 1 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 183KB)

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.

Letters of support for this qualification are available on request by emailing qualdev.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts?

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