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Arts Award Explore: Entry Level Award in the Arts (Entry 3) - Qualification number: 600/3894/9

25 guided learning hours + 10 independent learning hours = 35 hours total qualification time (TQT)

Arts Award Explore is an Entry Level (Entry 3) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 7 and above, but is open to children and young people aged 25 and under.

To achieve an Arts Award Explore, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:
  • active partication in a range of arts activities, including a personal response about what they have learnt from taking part
  • experience of arts organisations, artists and their work
  • creating a piece of art work
  • identification of what they have enjoyed and/or achieved, and their communication of this to others 

Get started
If you would like to deliver Arts Award Explore in your organisation, you will need to book onto an Arts Award Discover & Explore adviser training course.
For further information about the structure, content and administration of Arts Award Explore, download the Arts Award Explore Qualification Specification.
Other resources
To find a case studies and resources for Arts Award Explore, please visit the Arts Award adviser hub and the Arts Award blog.  
For ideas, resources and the impact of Arts Award Explore on children and young people, please visit Arts Award Voice.
To find out more about the moderation process, please visit our Moderation and Certification pages.
We are keen to extend Arts Award Discover and Explore to even younger children so that 5 and 6 year olds can benefit from doing an Arts Award. The introductory level, Arts Award Discover, is now open to this younger age range and we have a range of booklets to suit both younger and older children wishing to do Discover and Explore.
We have developed our Explore logs for the older age range which is available to buy from the online shop - they now include:
A4 Explore log & stickers for ages 7 plus – this arts log is full of colourful characters supporting young learners through their journey
A4 Explore log for ages 11 plus – this stylish arts log appeals to teenagers and helps them organise their work