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Silver Arts Award: Level 2 Award in the Arts - Qualification number: 500/9914/0

Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to young people aged 11 to 25. 

To achieve a Silver Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts portfolio of their experiences of:

Arts practice and pathways

  • identifying and planning an arts challenge
  • implementing and reviewing the arts challenge
  • reviewing arts events
  • undertaking arts research

Arts leadership

  • identifying a leadership role and planning the project's aims
  • planning the practical issues
  • being an effective arts leader
  • working effectively with others
  • reviewing their project and leadership role

Get started

If you would like to deliver Silver Arts Award in your organisation, you will need to attend Bronze & Silver adviser training course.  

For further information about the structure, content and administration of Silver Arts Award, download the Silver Arts Award Qualification Specification.

Other resources

To find case studies and resources for Silver Arts Award, please visit the Arts Award adviser hub.  For information and resources for young people, please visit Arts Award on Voice

To find out more about the moderation process, please visit our Moderation and Certification pages.