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Young people get involved in the arts and share their skills


To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25.


Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them.

Watch our film to find out what schools have to say about Bronze Arts Award.


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There are no entry requirements or set time limit for completing Bronze Arts Award. Bronze will usually take young people about 40 hours to complete.



Find out about how others have delivered Arts Award

Case studies illustrating how centres in a variety of settings have delivered Bronze Arts Award can be read hereLooking for a case study in a particular type of setting, such as a school, arts and cultural organisation? Then take a look at the In your setting pages. 


New resource available

We have a range of Bronze Arts Award arts logs available to order from the online shop, including a new Bronze arts log aimed at 11 to 14 year-olds. These new arts logs help young people organise their work for Bronze Arts Award, and can be used as activity books to collect evidence for the different sections and help advisers to assess the work. The arts logs can be particularly helpful for evidence collection when working in larger groups.


Get started

To get started with Arts Award, you or someone at your organisation needs to train as an Arts Award adviser by attending a Bronze & Silver adviser training course. Advisers support each young person and assess their progress.