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A standard moderation takes place at your venue on your preferred date and time, making it a very flexible moderation option.


COVID management

Trinity has taken the decision to suspend all standard (face-to-face) moderations until at least Easter weekend 2021.

We will be taking provisional bookings for face-to-face standard moderation dates from 6 April 2021 onwards.

Read our moderation COVID information for full details


What happens on the day of the moderation? 

The moderator will look through a sample of the portfolios and then speak with and deliver feedback to the adviser(s) moderated. 

Please note, at this time, young people are not able to attend standard moderations. Please do not arrange for any young people to meet your moderator under any circumstances.


How much does it cost? 

Standard moderations are subject to a minimum moderation fee of £490. This means that the total moderation fees of the candidates you are entering for moderation must reach or exceed this minimum. 

If the minimum moderation fee is not met, a 'top-up' amount to cover the difference will be charged. In all cases where a minimum fee applies, the moderation fee will either be the minimum fee or the total of the per-person moderation fees, whichever is greater.

If your anticipated moderation cost does not meet the minimum moderation fee, you may wish to look at the other moderation options as there may be a more cost-effective option for your centre. 

Find out more about meeting minimum fees and per-head costs by level.


How do I book? 

A standard moderation can be requested at any time of year. Bookings must be made at least 8 weeks in advance of the proposed moderation date.

Before booking a moderation you should ensure all Arts Award advisers who will be assessing the work of the young people are linked to the centre. Find out more about registering or linking to an Arts Award centre.

When you are ready to book, log into the centre portal and follow the 'Request a Explore/Bronze/Silver/Gold moderation' link to begin the booking process.


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Request an Explore/Bronze/Silver/Gold standard moderation by logging into the centre portal



What happens next?

Trinity will confirm your booking by email within 3 working days of receiving your request. This email will contain further information on how to complete the required administration for your moderation and prepare for the moderation day.

All email communication in relation to this moderation will be sent to the person selected as the booking contact and will be from your assigned 'Trinity Contact' - the Trinity staff member who is co-ordinating your moderation. Once booked, all queries about your moderation should be made to your assigned Trinity contact as they will be best placed to help. If you have not received your confirmation booking email within 3 working days, please contact moderation.team@trinitycollege.co.uk

Please ensure you read the booking confirmation email for further information and instructions about how to enrol names for moderation.

Certificates will be sent within 4 weeks of your moderation date.


View our Terms and Conditions of booking, updated as of July 2020.


Useful links & resources

Best Practice Guidebook

Terms and conditions of booking

Adviser assessment report forms

Moderation & Minimum fees

Centre Portal Guidance