Kick start your Arts Award delivery in 8 easy steps:
Step 1: Consider which level(s) your organisation would like to deliver by looking at each of our level pages and downloading our qualification specifications. You can also use our resource Arts Award levels at a glance for guidance on what's expected of young people at each level. If you need help considering how Arts Award can work then request a visit to support you with your plans. Don't forget to register with Arts Award to receive updates and news!
Step 2: Train as an Arts Award adviser in the level you wish to deliver (we offer training in Discover & Explore, Bronze & Silver and Gold). Register or link to a centre to enable you to book moderations and order certificates.
Step 3: Plan your Arts Award delivery. Visit the adviser hub for resources to support your planning or access to our range of support options like visits and surgeries. Use our five steps to moderation resource to help you work towards your first moderation.
Step 4: Recruit young people and generate a buzz around Arts Award, order logs or young people's booklets from the Arts Award shop if you plan to use these. We recommend kick starting your delivery with a launch session with young people.
Step 5: Ideally you should regularly review the progress of young people's work in portfolios but at a minimum we recommend a mid point 'health check' during your project, you could book one of our support sessions to get some outside advice on how your portfolios are looking.
Step 6: During delivery, find out about moderation options and book your moderation (Explore, Bronze/Silver/Gold), or order certificates (Discover) Allow at least 8 weeks to arrange your moderation.
Step 7: Prepare for your moderation, make use of online resources such as top tips for moderation, adviser assessment forms and evidence checklists).
Step 8: Receive and give out certificates which will arrive 4 weeks after your moderation date. Celebrate your success and plan your next delivery!