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Colleges pilot national Barbican project with Complicite

Two colleges that deliver UAL Awarding Body’s qualifications have been selected to pilot a national education programme with leading international arts centre, the Barbican.  Students studying UAL’s Level 3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts qualification at Carmel College and Macclesfield College have … Continue reading

10 tips for organising the perfect end of year exhibition

Vicky Cull is the course leader for  Suffolk New College’s Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and Extended Diploma in Art & Design courses. She has been responsible for planning and organising all of the college’s final art and design shows for … Continue reading

Preparing for moderation

Matt Moseley recently joined UAL Awarding Body as Chief Examiner for Art & Design at Levels 1 and 2. We asked him to share his tips for centres preparing for moderation… Matt Moseley, photo by Ivan Jones.   Prior to … Continue reading

West Suffolk College wins TES FE Award and is praised in PMQs by Teresa May

West Suffolk College’s School of Art and Design has been recognised at the annual Times Educational Supplement’s TES FE Awards for an innovative project that brings together maths, art, religion and science teaching.
  Derek Johnson accepting the TES FE Award on behalf of … Continue reading

It is the work that is the boss of you

Alex Schady, programme leader for Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, on understanding work in a gallery context. Learning to think through making is an important part of arts education. When considering a piece of work, it can be tempting to … Continue reading

The benefits of teaching maths with art and design

Derek Johnson, Director of the School of Art and Design at West Suffolk College, on how embedding maths into art and design teaching opens wonderful creative doorways: “Anybody who works in further education (FE) in 2016 will be only too aware … Continue reading

Successes for deaf students studying at City College Brighton

Four students from Hamilton Lodge, a school for deaf and hearing-impaired children in Brighton, have excelled on the UAL Awarding Body Level 2 Creative Media Production & Technology course since moving into mainstream education at City College Brighton and Hove. Oliver … Continue reading

Certification update – August 2016

This year, students will receive our new and enhanced certificates, with an updated design and printed on higher quality security paper. Each student’s certificate will be delivered to you in a UAL Awarding Body envelope ready to issue or post. … Continue reading

Origins 2016 – Winners and photos

This year’s Origins exhibition, held at the Menier Gallery near London Bridge, was a great success. Over 600 people came to view the work of 105 artists from 48 different colleges around the country. Acclaimed artist Bob and Roberta Smith … Continue reading

Sainsbury Review of Vocational Education and the Post-16 Skills Plan

On Friday 8th July, the Department for Education published the long-awaited Sainsbury Review of Vocational Education, together with their response, the Skills Plan. The Skills Plan accepts the recommendations of the Sainsbury Review and sets out plans for wide-ranging reforms … Continue reading