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Discover certificates

Arts Award Discover is an introductory award, certificated by Trinity College London, and is not a regulated qualification. This means that the adviser’s assessment is final and no moderation needs to be booked to validate the adviser’s assessment. Unless an issue is identified with a centre, Trinity does not carry out an additional check of the assessment or view any of the young people's work.

To request certificates for Arts Award Discover, centres submit details of the young people their adviser(s) have assessed as having met the assessment criteria for the award.


Important update - Changes to Arts Award:

As part of the upcoming changes to Arts Award, centres will be able to enter young people for Discover by providing their details on the centre portal, instead of emailing us their enrolment spreadsheets. Certificates will continue to be delivered in paper format within four weeks of submission of young people’s details.

For more detailed information on the upcoming changes, read our News and FAQs.

The following information applies to the current process for requesting Discover certificates prior to the changes taking effect on 13 December.


How much does it cost?

The cost for Discover certificates is £4.70 per person. For large group discounts and further information see moderation and certification fees

Before you request Discover certficates:

Ensure you are using the most recent toolkit during the delivery and assessment of the young people’s arts logs. The most up to date toolkit for Discover and Explore is 5th edition (September 2020). If you are using a previous edition you can download the updated version by going to or purchase a new toolkit from our shop.

How to request Discover certficates:

What happens next?

Discover certificate orders are processed within five working days of receipt of a completed enrolment spreadsheet. Invoices for Discover certificate orders are sent via email to the person who made the request. Orders and invoices are generated per enrolment spreadsheet received and large group discounts are also calculated and applied per enrolment spreadsheet received.

Discover certificates are dispatched within four weeks of invoice issue, subject to payment. Find out more about Arts Award certification.

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