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*** We’re offering 25% off all Arts Award adviser training courses as part of Arts Award's 10th birthday celebrations. Book your place by 31 December to qualify! Claim your offer here! ***


Who is the course for and can I attend? 

This course is for adults who want to become Discover and Explore Arts Award advisers.

Advisers are crucial to Arts Award. They need to communicate with children and young people successfully and offer them effective support while they are working towards their Award.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with young people up to the age of 25 and meets the requirements outlined in the Arts Award adviser person specification.

This course is also available as a SEN focused training course for adults who work with children and young people with special educational needs or requirements.

Prior to attending Discover and Explore training you can take a few minutes to complete our ‘Interactive Introduction to Arts Award’. The information provided in this quiz will give you an overview of Arts Award in preparation for training and should take no longer than 10 minutes.

  • please go to http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=2466
  • the quiz involves voice over so please make sure you have the volume turned up on your computer (there is also a transcript available on the above link)
  • please read the user instructions and click ‘enter the quiz’ to begin 


What will I learn?

  • meet other professionals who are planning to run Arts Award in a wide variety of settings
  • get your Discover & Explore adviser toolkit, which details what is required at each level
  • become familiar with the assessment criteria and framework for each level
  • learn how to be the primary assessor for young people's work for Arts Award
  • ask questions about how Arts Award may work for you in your particular setting
  • learn what happens next and how to move forward with Arts Award


How do I book?

To find out more about booking a Discover & Explore training course you can view our step-by-step guide. Or you can go straight to our Course Search feature, where you can find a suitable course and make your booking.

You can also book any of our courses to be delivered within your organisation for a date and venue to suit you, which is more cost-effective for groups of 6 to 15 people. To find out more about this you can read our information on in-house training.

If you have specific requirements or access needs and need to let us know before your training course then please refer to our main training page under the heading 'I have access needs or specific individual requirements' where you can find out more information as well as how to get in touch.


What do others think?

'Our training was conducted in a professional but relaxed manner, very clear, helpful and easy to understand.' Kimberley Hale, Valley Community Theatre

'Our trainer made exploring the different levels enjoyable and also tangible, so we came away armed with a variety of tools and techniques we could use when delivering with our young people.' Lizzie Howard, Bigfoot Arts Education