Arts Award adapted assessment
We recognise the ongoing impact of Coronavirus on your delivery of Arts Award and are sharing details of the adapted assessment arrangements under the Vocational Contingency Regulatory Framework (VCRF) for those centres that have been severely affected by recent school and organisational closures.
In order to ensure the greatest flexibility over the coming months, centres are encouraged to develop portfolios in digital format wherever possible, and to make contingency plans to enable work to be assessed and moderated digitally in the event of further school and organisational closures, or limitations to travel. Trinity continues to monitor the situation related to Covid-19 and may need to withdraw some moderation options at short notice, in response to government guidance. Please check the website for details of current moderation options available.
In most cases we expect that centres will be able to work with young people to complete their qualification in full. In this instance centres should do the following to assess work and request moderation using the usual processes:
Centres whose circumstances mean Arts Award qualifications cannot be completed in full should follow the adapted assessment guidance. Please read the instructions below and download all related guidance and forms from the right-hand panel of this page. The eligability requirements for adapted assessment are:
Referring to the centre guidance VCRF, check that you are eligible for adapted assessment and understand and can commit to:
State at the top of the ‘contextual information box’ of your booking that you require VCRF adapted assessment. It will say ‘Please tell us a little about your centre…’.
Submit a completed VCRF declaration statement of eligibility for VCRF, no later than 3 weeks before your booked date to confirm you are eligible for adapted assessment.
Prepare for moderation:
Enrol young people’s names no later than 3 weeks before your booked date. You must select the ‘Alternative Assessment’ option for each young person entered with adapted assessment.
Trinity will moderate the portfolios and assessment report forms. The purpose of the moderation will be to ensure the consistency of adviser assessments across the portfolios submitted.
Trinity will confirm results and certificates will be sent for those young people awarded a pass.
We request that all centres who are moderated using adapted assessment, keep a copy of their adapted assessment report forms and the portfolios that have been sampled at moderation for 3 years for audit purposes. Trinity may also audit or monitor any centre who has used adapated assessment across 2020 and 2021.
For further advice, please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org