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These documents and examples have been collated to help you deliver UAL Awarding Body qualifications, meet academic standards and ensure students can reach their potential.

The sample briefs under each discipline are intended as a guide and should not be copied or re-used. If you have specific questions about delivery, please visit the contact us page to see the contact details for the most appropriate Chief Examiner.

General documents

Funding

Funding Summary Update 2018-19 (PDF 115 KB)

Grade exemplification matrices

Level 1 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 183KB)
Level 2 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 184KB)
Level 3 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 208KB)
Level 4 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 208KB)

Guidelines and handbooks‌

Brand guidelines for approved centres V5.1 (PDF 61KB)

Forms for centres

Application for reasonable adjustments form V2.3 (Word 69KB)‌
Application for a requested exemption for individual students V1.0 (Word 60KB)‌‌
Application for a requested exemption for multiple students V1.0 (Word 52KB)‌‌
Application for special consideration form V2.3 (Word 69KB)‌‌‌
Candidate authentication form V2.2 (Word 28KB)
Guidance for Good Practice in Assessment and Internal verification v1 (PDF 90KB)
‌L3 Diploma Project Proposal pro forma - Unit 8 (Word 25KB)
L3 Extended Diploma Project Proposal pro forma - Units 12 and 13 (Word 25KB)
Notification of centre details changes form V1.2 (Word 22KB)

Internal verification

These sample forms can be used for the internal verification of assignment briefs, formative assessment and summative assessment. Centres may use these templates or use their own.

Assessment brief Internal Verification record V2.0 (Word 490KB)
Internal Verification sampling form v2.0 (Word 560KB)
Internal Verification summary v2.0 (Word 122KB)

Fees

UK Fees and charges 2018-19 (PDF 1.2 MB)‌
UK fees and charges 2017-18 (PDF 447KB)
Invoicing policy V1.1 (PDF 192KB)

Replacement certificates

Students who have completed UAL Awarding Body qualifications can request and pay for replacement certificates directly. They should first email operations.awarding@arts.ac.uk or call 020 7514 6396 to confirm the request is valid. There is a cost of £25 to replace both the UAL Awarding Body Qualification and Unit Certificate.

Please note, you will need to provide scanned copies of ID and proof of address before the request can be processed and requests can take up to 6 weeks to be processed. If you believe the centre of study should be responsible for covering this cost, please contact them directly before proceeding.

Art and design

Specifications

Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media specification V4 (PDF 634KB)‌
Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art & Design specification V9 (PDF 549 KB)‌
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design specification V10 (PDF 830KB)‌
Level 2 Certificate in Applied Drawing specification V1.3 (PDF 635KB)

Example documents

Level 2 Applied Drawing - Unit 1 Sample Paper 1 (PDF 137KB)
Level 2 Applied Drawing - Unit 1 Sample Paper 2 (PDF 135KB)
Level 2 Applied Drawing - Unit 2 Sample Paper 1 (PDF 109KB)
Level 2 Applied Drawing - Unit 2 Sample Paper 2 (PDF 98KB)

Project proposal guidance and templates

Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 124KB)‌
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 138KB)

Chief Examiner reports

Chief Examiner Report - Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design 2013-14 (PDF 854 KB)
Chief Examiner Report - Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design 2013-14 (PDF 875 KB)
Chief Examiner Report - Art and Design 2016-17 v4.0 (PDF 1.1 MB)

FAD

Specifications‌

Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies specification V9.3 (PDF 676KB)

Example documents

Foundation Studies - blind marking examples (PDF 183KB)
Foundation Studies - Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 example briefs (PDF 534KB)
Foundation Studies - Unit 7 example project briefs (PDF 789KB)
Foundation Studies - project proposal examples (PDF 625KB)

Project proposal guidance and templates

Foundation Studies - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 138KB)

Chief Examiner reports

Chief Examiner Report - Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies (FAD) 2013-14 (PDF 612 KB)‌
Chief Examiner Report - Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies (FAD) 2014-15 (PDF 405 KB)
Chief Examiner Report - Diploma in Art & Design - Foundation Studies (FAD) 2016-17 v4.0 (PDF 830 KB)

Creative media

Specifications

Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media specification V4 (PDF 634KB)
Level 2 Award and Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology specification V3.0 (PDF 924 KB)‌
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology specification V7 (PDF 701KB)‌‌

Example documents

Example Academic year planner (PDF 19KB)
Example Delivery Plan presentation - Global Academy (PPTX 3.7MB)
Level 2 - Example games assignment (PDF 1.6MB)
Level 3 - Example film and TV assignment (PDF 6.1MB)

Project proposal guidance and templates

Level 3 Diploma - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 142KB)
Level 3 Extended Diploma - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 153KB)

Chief Examiner reports‌

Chief Examiner Report - Creative Media Production and Technology 2016-17 v4.0 (PDF 980 KB)

Fashion business and retail

Specifications

Level 2 Award and Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail specification V3 (PDF 829KB)
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail specification V2.1 (PDF 983KB)
Level 4 Diplomas in Fashion Retail specification V4 (PDF 567KB)
Pilot - Level 4 Diploma in Fashion Retail (PDF 13.6MB)
Pilot - Level 4 Diploma in Garment Technology (PDF 13.4MB)
Pilot - Level 4 Diploma in Merchandising (PDF 16.7MB)
Pilot - Level 4 Diploma in Visual Display and Branding (PDF 14.9MB)
Pilot - Level 4 Diploma in Buying and Range Planning (PDF 16MB)

Example documents

Level 3 - Units 1, 3, 5 and 6 Example Briefs (PDF 6.7MB)

Project proposal guidance and templates

Level 3 Diploma - Project proposal guidance and template (PDF 188KB)

Level 3 Extended Diploma - Project proposal guidance and template (PDF 193KB)

Chief Examiner reports

Chief Examiner Report - Fashion Business and Retail 2016-17 v4.0 (PDF 1.5 MB)

Music

Specifications

Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing & Production Arts specification V2 (PDF 472KB)
Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music Performance & Production specification V2 (PDF 691KB)
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production specification V3.2 (PDF 759KB)

Example documents

L2 Example project brief (PDF 218KB)
L3 Example project brief (PDF 3.2MB)
L3 Example project structure (PDF 108KB)
L3 Unit 8 Example project brief (PDF 464KB)
L3 Diploma Development and Delivery Guidance (PDF 513KB)
Development and Delivery presentation (PDF 1.7MB)

Project proposal guidance and templates

Level 3 Diploma - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 188KB)
Level 3 Extended Diploma - Project proposal guidance and template (Word 193KB)

Chief Examiner reports‌

Chief Examiner Report - Music Performance and Production 2016-17 v4.0 (PDF 1 MB)

Performing and production arts

Specifications

Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing & Production Arts specification V2 (PDF 472KB)
Level 2 Award and Diploma in Performing & Production Arts specification V6.0 (PDF 589KB)
Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts specification V3.2 (PDF 607KB)

Project proposal guidance and templates

L3 Diploma in Performing Arts - Project proposal guidance and template (PDF 188KB)
L3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - Project proposal guidance and template (PDF 184KB)

Chief Examiner reports‌

Chief Examiner Report - Performing and Production Arts 2016-17 v4.0 (PDF 1.2 MB)

Professional diplomas

Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical and Production Practice for the Creative Industries

Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise

Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance (pilot)

Short Courses

Specifications

Level 2 and Level 3 Award and Certificate in Drawing specification V8 (PDF 1.2MB)‌
Level 2 and Level 3 Award and Certificate in Photography specification V5 (PDF 763KB)‌
Level 2 and Level 3 Award in Printmaking specification V4 (PDF 768KB)‌

Chief Examiner reports

Chief Examiner Report - Short Courses 2013-14 (PDF 2.9 MB)
Chief Examiner Report - Short Courses 2016-17 (PDF 120 KB)

Standardisation resources

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