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Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible. 

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. 


The award is a personal learning programme which develops and assesses both arts-related and transferable skills, such as creativity, communication, planning and teamwork:

The table below shows the Arts Award qualifications with their level, size and credit value. For further details download our qualification factsheet.

 Level

Qual. title

Qualification number

Credit value

Guided learning hours

UCAS Tariff

Explore

Entry Level Award in the Arts (Entry 3)


600/3894/9

4


25
(10*)

N/A


Bronze

Level 1 Award in the Arts


501/0081/6


6


40 hrs
(20*)


N/A


Silver

Level 2 Award in the Arts


500/9914/0


10


60 hrs
(35*)


N/A


Gold

Level 3 Certificate in the Arts


500/9666/7


15


90 hrs
(60*)


35

* additional recommended independent learning hours

Explore and Bronze Arts Award are recognised as Foundation Learning


Gold Arts Award is recognised on the UCAS Tariff system (35 points). Students applying to University for the 2014/15 academic year who are working towards or have achieved a Gold Arts Award will be able to include it as they would do other subjects when completing their UCAS application form.

 

Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels have funded aims for 16-18 & 19+ learners, more detailed information can be found on Learning Aim Reference Application (LARA).


The credit framework means that young people can build qualifications and track them through their ‘Unique Learner Number’.  Find out more about Unique Learner Numbers and entering their number at the point of registration to take part in Arts Award.