Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media

Work by Suzanna Rusak, Barnsley College
Work by Suzanna Rusak, Barnsley College

The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design and Media are designed to provide students who are intrigued and motivated by art and design with opportunities to explore, develop and test their creativity.

Both qualifications draw upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study over a more academic study route.

They follow a similar structure to our Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art & Design, so can be delivered alongside these qualifications easily.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Qualifications at a glance


  Award Diploma
Level 1 1
Units 2 8
TQT (Hours) 90 750
GLH 60 420
Typical course duration 6-8 weeks 1 year
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) N/A N/A
QAN 601/3266/8 601/3267/X
Typical progression Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Specification and documentation

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design & Media?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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