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How can Arts Award work for you?

Arts Award encourages achievement in creative projects and leadership, as well as building transferable skills which help prepare young people for higher-level study and employment.

Arts Award can be offered at five levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Learners progress through all five levels, or start at the level most suited to them. Four of the levels are on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). Arts Award can accredit work with young people from Entry Level 3 up to Level 3, and the highest level includes 16 UCAS points. 

Arts Award is a great way for Colleges to demonstrate how they are achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks

During 2015-16 Trinity worked with a group of FE colleges to develop models for embedding Arts Award in their learner programmes. We are currnetly working on a new pilot exploring the delivery of Gold in post-16 settings, with findings due Autumn 2019. Contact us if you would like to know more.

Flexible and work related

Arts Award can be delivered within college courses, enrichment programmes, summer schools, traineeships and apprenticeships.  Its flexible framework enables students to pursue a wide range of work-related learning. Silver and Gold Arts Award are approved for use as the Knowledge Qualification in the Community Arts apprenticeship framework.

Download the Arts Award in further education leaflet or order from the online shop    
Download our briefing about Arts Award in Apprenticeships     


What colleges say

I think it’s a brilliant course. The young people really enjoy it and are often inspired at the end of the term to go on to do more in the arts.’ Kitty Wallace, Media Tutor, Varndean College

'I really value the extra dimension Arts Award brings, especially the connection to the music industry in Derby. One of our Gold students stage-managed and hosted the acoustic stage event — a fantastic achievement' Kate Rounding, Lecturer, Derby College


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