Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art & Design

Work by Ella Rooney - L2 Art and Design at Milton Keynes College
Work by Ella Rooney - L2 Art and Design at Milton Keynes College

The UAL Awarding Body Level 2 Award and Diploma in Art & Design has been developed to provide students with an interest in art and design with the opportunity to explore the materials, methods and processes that support art and design activities, and to begin to develop some related technical skills.

The 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. The qualification's structure provides a linked introduction to the broad context within which art and design activity sits. 

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

Qualifications at a glance


  Award Diploma
Level 2 2
Units 2 8
TQT (Hours) 90 840
GLH 60 460
Typical course duration 6-8 weeks 1 year
UCAS points (Pass/Merit/Distinction) N/A N/A
QAN 600/3738/6 600/3807/X
Typical progression Visual communication, 3d design, fashion, fine art

Specification and documents

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts, 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

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