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What happens on the day of the moderation?

The moderator will speak with the adviser(s), look through a sample of the portfolios and then meet with 25% of the young people from each centre (up to a max.10, or 15 for groups of 80+).

Any guest centres who require IT equipment for their moderation should contact the Arts Award helpdesk to check if this is available at the venue.

Please note, unless otherwise specified, the host centre will be moderated first at their preferred start time. Guest centre/s will be moderated consecutively following a short break.


How much does it cost?

Each individual centre booked on to a joint moderation will pay a minimum fee of £135 and all of the moderation fees from the centres booked onto the moderation date, combined, must reach the overall minimum fee of £450, or exceed this amount in their moderation fees.

Should the moderation fees combined not meet the minimum fee, the balance due will be split equally between all centres and you will receive an additional invoice for your share.

Find out more about meeting minimum fees and per-head costs by level.


How do I book?

View the joint moderation dates currently being advertised

The list is continually updated. You can request a place on an advertised date if it is still open for booking on the website. A joint moderation usually closes for booking 4 weeks prior to the moderation date or earlier if the date is fully booked. All requests must be completed online via the adviser portal.

A joint guest centre can request moderation for a maximum of 19 young people.

All centres must submit an individual moderation request via the adviser portal.

If you do not submit individual online booking requests and your young people’s names are confirmed under the wrong centre, their certificates will incorrectly state the name of their centre. Further, this centre will be invoiced for the full moderation.  

Please be aware, where young people have been entered for a moderation under the wrong centre, Arts Award will be unable to amend certificates retrospectively.

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Before booking a moderation you should ensure all advisers entering young people are linked to the centre. Find out more about registering or linking to an Arts Award centre



Request a joint Bronze, Silver or Gold moderation by logging into the adviser portal





What happens next?

Arts Award will send you a booking confirmation email within 3 working days after receiving the request. This email will be sent to the adviser who has requested the moderation. If you have not received your confirmation booking email within 3 working days please contact moderation.team@trinitycollege.co.uk 

When all centres booked on to the joint moderation date have confirmed their young people’s names, Arts Award will email a timetable for the day to the advisers. Each centre is allocated their own moderation time slot. The timetable will give the venue address / contact details.

Certificates will be sent within 4 weeks from your moderation date.

What happens if no-one else books on to my moderation?

View our Terms and conditions of booking

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