Reading College is an approved centre for University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body.

These programmes prepare you for the fast-paced worlds of work and university by immersing you in live projects, where you’ll learn the practical skills you’ll need to work to a high standard, manage your workload and direct your own learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete film projects for external clients and develop your skills in teamworking. You will dedicate a lot of your time to building an extensive portfolio of creative work.

Media and communication is an industry that is concentrated in South East England, with over 106,000 jobs in 2021 and nearly 4,000 annual job openings forecast over the next five years in this region alone.

The UK’s multi-billion-pound entertainment and media industry’s worth is set to grow by £8 billion in the years between 2018 and 2021 to £76 billion annually. This will make it the second largest market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Typical roles in this sector include social media coordinators, visual effects supervisors, software programmers and web designers. The industry has particular expertise shortages in technical development, animation, production and engineering, and transmission.

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University of the Arts London (UAL) Awarding Body

UAL Awarding Body believes in transformative education. They design and award creative qualifications that empower and inspire educators to help students reach their potential.


UAL Awarding Body is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation and currently offers qualifications in Art and Design, Fashion Business and Retail, Creative Media Production and Technology, Music Performance and Production and Performing and Production Arts. They are also the UK’s leading provider of the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Their qualifications have high retention and achievement rates because they are flexible, responsive and relevant to industry needs, and facilitate student progression.

Erin, Media Level 3 The facilities here are the best out of all the colleges that I visited and the teachers are super enthusiastic about the course which made me really want to apply when I came to the Open Event.
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