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*Coronavirus update*

The health and safety of all Trinity candidates, examiners and staff continues to be our absolute priority. With that in mind, and in line with government guidance, we are unable to deploy our moderators until these restrictions ease.  

No face to face exam sessions will take place in the UK and Ireland until at least the beginning of September. 

Any standard or joint moderation bookings (except those for Large Group online moderation) made for dates prior to the start of September will not be accepted. If you wish to moderate prior to September, please book onto a Large Group online moderation, for which details can be found below. 


We are currently conducting moderations remotely via digital online submission. Remote online moderation will be the only moderation option available to our centres until we are able to return to our normal processes. 

If you are planning on booking moderation in the next few months, we strongly recommend you deliver and prepare your work in a digital format to ensure moderation can still go ahead if normal moderation options are not available at the scheduled time. Portfolios that have been created in hard copy will need to be converted into digital format. If portfolios are already online, you will need to share the links with us.

If you are unable to work in digital format, you may place a provisional booking for face-to-face moderation later in the year, though this may be postponed or transferred to our alternative options at a later date if needed. We will contact you nearer the date to offer you the option to either switch to online moderation or postpone to a later date if face-to-face moderation is not available at the time.

For ideas and recommendations about delivering and developing work digitally, please read our blog.

The remote online moderation option that replaces Standard and Joint moderation involves submitting digitally online a percentage of your cohort’s portfolios/arts logs and the assessment report forms for your whole group. Please visit our Large Group Online moderation page for more information about this option and how to place a booking.

Please note that for Trinity to facilitate this moderation option, centres must consent to their digital work being accessed by an Arts Award moderator through their personal computer. Moderators will only have access to the work for the period of the moderation.


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


What happens on the day of the moderation? 

The moderator will look through a sample of the portfolios, meet with 25% of the young people from each centre (up to a max. 10, or 15 for groups of 80+), and then speak with and deliver feedback to the adviser(s). 


How much does it cost? 

Centres entering for a standard moderation must meet or exceed the minimum moderation fee. This means that the total fees of the candidates you are entering for moderation must reach or exceed this minimum. 

If you do not meet the minimum fee but wish to book a standard moderation, you will be charged a top-up fee so that your moderation costs meet the minimum moderation fee

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


How do I book? 

A standard moderation can be requested at any time of year and can be booked via the adviser portal. At a minimum, we require 8 weeks advance notice for this type of moderation. The more notice you give, the more likely it is that we will be able to meet your requirements.


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Before booking a moderation you should ensure all advisers entering young people are linked to the centre. Find out more about registering or linking to an Arts Award centre.



Request a standard Explore/Bronze/Silver/Gold moderation by logging into the adviser portal



What happens next?

Arts Award will send you a booking confirmation e-mail within 3 working days after receiving your request. This email will be sent to the person selected as the booking contactIf you have not received your confirmation booking email within 3 working days, please contact moderation.team@trinitycollege.co.uk 


Certificates will be sent within 4 weeks from your moderation date, subject to payment.


View our updated Terms and conditions of booking


Useful resources/links

Assessment report forms

Adviser guidance - meeting young people at moderation

Adviser portal guidance

Terms and conditions of Booking

Minimum fees