Moderation and certification costs
The moderation and certification costs vary for each level of Arts Award. These costs reflect the fees for September 2019 – August 2020.
Please Note: 19/20 fees apply to all moderations booked to take place from 1st September 2019 onwards. Discover certificate requests received on or before 31st August 2019 will be processed at 18/19 fee rates. Discover certificate requests received from 1st September 2019 onwards will be processed at 19/20 fee rates.
For moderation fees for September 2018 - August 2019, please see our Arts Award Costs and Funding 2018 - 2019.
Discover certificates are charged at £4 per person.
The following large group discounts are calculated and applied per enrolment spreadsheet received.Large group discounts:
25+ group - £3.85
50+ group - £3.40
100+ group - £3.05
The costs per person for moderation for Explore/Bronze/Silver/Gold (including certificate) are broken down below. Please also be aware that there is a minimum fee for some moderation types.Explore - £13.75
Bronze - £24.50
Silver - £30
Gold - £45
Your moderation booking must meet the minimum fee level, as follows:
Standard moderation - There is a minimum fee of £490 for a standard moderation.
Minimum fee levels can be reached through any combination of Explore/Bronze/Silver/Gold award levels in one booking. For standard moderation, the moderation fee will either be the minimum fee or the total of the per-person moderation costs, whichever is greater.
Joint moderation - The minimum centre fee for each centre attending a joint moderation is £150. In order for the moderation to go ahead, the minimum moderation fee of £490 must be reached together by all centres sharing the moderation. If the minimum fee is not reached, a 'top up' amount to cover the difference will be charged, split between those centres taking part in the moderation.
Minimum fee levels can be reached through any combination of Bronze/Silver/Gold award levels in one booking.
Postal moderation - There is no minimum fee for entry into a postal moderation.
For Bronze/Silver/Gold, there is an additional charge of £13.50 per centre for return of portfolios by registered mail.
For Explore, there is an additional charge of £8 per centre for the return of arts logs by recorded mail.