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These documents and examples have been collated by our Chief Examiners 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.

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  • Collection of paintbrushes
    Collection of paintbrushes. Copyright Liz Carrington.
    General documents

    Find important documents to help centres deliver their qualifications including: funding, grade criteria, guidelines, assessment preparation, fees and certificates.

  • Eight wall-mounted embroidery hoops with brightly coloured abstract patterns embroidered onto them
    Artwork by Ellie Tolfts, Colchester Institute
    Welcome pack

    Browse our full welcome pack, sent to all UAL Awarding Body centres at the start of the academic year.

  • Student writing in a journal
    Student writing in a journal at Reading College of Art. Copyright Liz Carrington.
    Art and Design

    View our support documents for art and design qualifications, such as: specifications, project guidance, templates and Chief Examiner Reports.

  • Student interacting with FAD work
    Foundation Art and Design student Shi Rhi Yang, Central Saint Martins. Copyright Alys Tomlinson.
    Foundation Art and Design

    See our guidance for these qualifications, including: specification, the Chief Examiners report, project templates and examples and blind marking examples.

  • Photograph of a student using a camera to take a photograph
    Photo by Ben Pryke, West Suffolk College
    Creative Media Production and Technology

    Download the latest specification, Chief Examiner report, academic year planner, example assignments and delivery plan.

  • Two students looking through sketchbooks and samples of work
    Students at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Copyright Liz Carrington.
    Fashion Business and Retail

    View key qualification documents including: specifications, example briefs for Level 3, the Chief Examiner report, project proposal guidance and templates.

  • Student singing on stage at Emerge Festival 2017
    Academy of Contemporary Music student BRUCH performing at Emerge Festival 2017
    Music Performance and Production

    Check the specifications, Level 2 and Level 3 example project briefs, Chief Examiner reports and more delivery guidance.

  • Acting students rehearsing in costume.
    Performing Arts at Central Saint Martins
    Performing and Production Arts

    Read our guidance on this subject area such as: specifications for Levels 1 - 3, project proposal templates and the Chief Examiner report.

  • Female student taking a photograph of another female student in a photography studio
    Photography students ay Reading College of Art and Design. Copyright Liz Carrington.
    Short Courses

    See our specifications for drawing, photography and printmaking short courses and past Chief Examiner reports.

  • Collection of art tools and materials including paint and paintbrushes
    Art tools and materials
    External Moderator resources

    Download moderation visit process, visit checklist, guidance to fees and expenses document and the External Moderator claim form.