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There’s nothing soft about ‘soft skills’

Respect, Responsibility and Grit are all valuable skills within both creative education and the workplace. Matias Shortcook, Associate Dean at Plymouth College of Art, shares his thoughts about the role of ‘soft skills’, giving a glimpse into Plymouth’s implementation of the Character … Continue reading

Context is creative

Using context as a creative stimulus can add depth to both academic and performance-based student projects. Richard Hooper, Senior External Moderator and Performing Arts Teacher at South Essex College explains how… Context can be used as an extraordinary tool to expand … Continue reading

Learning to fail

Paul Jenkins is the Founder and Creative Director at Triple Double. He’ll be speaking at the upcoming UAL Awards Body Annual Conference on 2 February 2018. As a taster of what’s to come, he’s shared his thoughts on the importance … Continue reading

Centre-led standardisation event

On Friday 20 October, Suffolk New College’s (SNC) Media and Games team held a Centre-led standardisation event for colleges delivering the UAL Creative Media Production & Technology qualifications in the East Anglia region. Tutors and department heads from City College … Continue reading

2019 Performance Tables Update

We’re pleased to announce that the following qualifications have been approved for inclusion in the 2019 performance tables’ Applied General[1] category: UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma in Art & Design (603/1457/6) UAL Level 3 Applied General Extended Diploma in … Continue reading

Origins 2017 – Winners and photos

Origins 2017. Photo by Eva Clifford This year’s Origins exhibition at the Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane was a great success. The showcase included 116 pieces from 48 Centres across the country. The work, by students completing UAL Awarding Body qualifications … Continue reading

Barbican Box showcase – HOME, Manchester

Carmel College students perform at HOME, Manchester. Photo by Simon Liddiard By Sue Cook – Chief Examiner, Foundation Studies I recently attended the Barbican Box regional showcase (20 June 2017) and had the opportunity to witness something so creatively individual and exciting! It … Continue reading

Don’t miss Origins 2017!

Now in it’s seventh year, Origins is an exhibition of art, design and creative media work produced by students studying UAL Awarding Body qualifications at colleges nationwide. Hundreds of pieces of work were submitted for consideration by the 170+ institutions … Continue reading

New qualification – Level 3 Applied General Diploma and Extended Diploma in Art & Design

From September 2017, UAL Awarding Body will be running for the first time, the following qualifications: UAL Level 3 Applied General Diploma in Art & Design (603/1457/6) UAL Level 3 Applied General Extended Diploma in Art & Design (603/1459/X) These … Continue reading

UCAS tariff points for Level 3 Music and Fashion Business qualifications

We are pleased to confirm that our Level 3 Fashion Business Retail and Level 3 Music Performance and Production qualifications have been allocated UCAS Tariff points. Students applying for HE courses starting from September 2018 onwards will be able to … Continue reading