Arts Award's national qualifications support young people aged 7 – 25 to develop as artists and arts leaders. They are specifically designed for young people within this age group however, occasionally, special dispensation may be made for individuals outside of the official age group to take part.
Special dispensation is awarded according to the following criteria and will be automatically granted when you confirm young people’s names for certification/moderation, providing the first two requirements below have been met.
Children under 7 at the point of certification/moderation
Young people under 11 at the point of moderation
Individuals over 25 at the point of moderation
It is very unusual for special dispensation to be granted in any other circumstances. Therefore, if you are intending on offering Arts Award to an individual who will not, at the time of certification/moderation, meet the above criteria, we strongly advise that you contact us before you start.