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Level 3 Art and Design - your options for Autumn 2020

Written by UAL Awarding Body
Published date 10 March 2020

Please note: The following information affects centres in England only. Centres in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are wholly unaffected. No other UAL Awarding Body qualifications are affected. If you have any questions or would like to discuss these developments in more detail please contact us at comms.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

As a consequence of the defunding of the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design (in England only), we are offering two options to centres for Autumn 2020:

Option 1 - Applied General Art and Design

UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art and Design (externally assessed) which are on DfE Performance Tables and remain fully funded. These qualifications contain a clear and simple two-unit structure, with external assessment in the first year only. They are designed to provide post-16 students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress into further, higher education and training or employment and will help students to succeed, be creative and take risks. The qualifications focus on developing students' understanding and application of the creative process to enable them to develop creative ideas and produce outcomes. To apply for approval to deliver this qualification please email approvals.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

Option 2 -  Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication

UAL Awarding Body has developed two new qualifications: the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication. These new qualifications will not be on DfE Performance Tables and will not contain external assessment. The focus of these qualifications is on the creative industries and future-proof skills, combining the best of art school tradition with an innovative practitioner and industry focus. Sustainability is a key theme woven throughout these qualifications which will encourage students to develop a contextualised and specific creative practice.

The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practice: Art, Design and Communication qualifications have now received 16-19 funding and Advanced Learner Loans funding from ESFA. These qualifications are recognised by Ofqual in England and will be available for delivery starting in September 2020, however all centres who wish to deliver the qualification must have completed the approval process. To apply for approval to deliver this qualification please email approvals.awarding@arts.ac.uk.

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