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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

Update to Level 3 qualifications – Total Qualification Time and revised Guided Learning Hours

We recently updated our Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma qualifications to include a value for Total Qualification Time (TQT). TQT includes all the time needed to gain a qualification, including teaching (Guided Learning Hours, or GLH), assessment and other … Continue reading

Revised Level 3 specifications for Music Performance and Production and Fashion Business and Retail

We are currently revising the Level 3 Music Performance and Production specification and the Level 3 Fashion Business and Retail specification. The new specifications will have external assessment, and all references to it, removed as the qualification will not appear on the Department for … Continue reading