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UAL Level 2 Certificate in Applied Drawing

The UAL Level 2 Certificate in Applied Drawing has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills required in the use and application of drawing across all subjects.

As part of the qualification, learners will gain an understanding of the value of drawing as a tool for creative activity as well as understanding the different contexts, approaches and disciplines within which drawing operates such as fine art, design, mathematics, medicine, science and game design.

The qualification is primarily designed for learners who are 14-16, but may also be suitable for other learners studying appropriate Level 2 or 3 qualifications.

For more information on this qualification, please read the statement of purpose:

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 2 Certificate in Applied Drawing (PDF 102KB)


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Qualifications at a glance


  • Level - 2
  • Units - 2
  • TQT Hours - 160
  • GLH - 120
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) -  N/A
  • QAN - 603/2758/3
  • Typical progression - Further education, apprenticeship
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London College of Communication Spatial Design

Specification and documents

UAL Level 2 Certificate in Applied Drawing specification (PDF 3.8MB)

The Delivery Guidance and Unit 2 Sample Assessment paper are available upon request from

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:

Hillview School - Letter of support (PDF 88KB)
Plymouth School of Arts - Letter of support (PDF 100KB) 
South Devon - Letter of support (PDF 49KB)
Suffolk New College - Letter of support (PDF 253KB)

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 2 Certificate in Applied Drawing?

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