AQA Unit Award Scheme

What is the Unit Award Scheme (UAS)?

UAS allows all students to engage with learning and have their achievements formally recognised. Units begin at entry 3 and progresses to Level 2.

Students are rewarded with a certificate each time they successfully complete a unit of learning. They can build up a portfolio of certificates to evidence their skills, knowledge and experience.

The scheme boosts confidence, increases engagement and improves motivation, helping students to make progress on their lifelong learning journey. UAS covers all topics from school curriculum subjects to life skills, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and work-related learning. Its inclusive, versatile and flexible. There are a wide and varied students of all abilities can take part in the scheme.

There are SEND/SEMH programmes; enrichment and extracurricular activities; community-based learning projects; professional development. 

Students can achieve an unlimited number of units each academic year, receiving certificates on-demand at any time throughout the year.