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AQA Unit Scheme

AQA Unit Awards


Subject statement

The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification.  It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed.


There are no limits on:

  • What can be accredited, as long as it is worthwhile and meaningful for the learner
  • Who can achieve, in terms of age or ability
  • How long it takes to achieve or when this takes place
  • How learning can be evidenced


AQA Unit Awards are nationally a recognised certificate and allow our students to gain certification across the curriculum and within extra-curricular activities. They allow students to show the new skills gained, these are recognised by colleges and help students gain confidence in their abilities. We are using them across our range of subjects and hope that the students gain a broad range of skills and certificates during their time here.