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Bronze Arts Award

Taking part in the arts and sharing skills

Bronze Arts Award develops young people’s artistic abilities alongside their research and communication skills. This level involves them in the arts as creators and audience members, and encourages them to take their first steps towards leadership by sharing their learning with others.

This qualification develops art form knowledge and creativity alongside reflective practice, problem-solving skills and confidence. Young people complete a portfolio as their Arts Award journey progresses, explaining what they've seen, done and learned along the way. We've made a short video so you can see for yourself.

Bronze Arts Award from Arts Award on Vimeo

Please note: these videos are not a substitute for the adviser toolkit and do not contain all the information needed to successfully understand the requirements of Arts Award. In order to deliver the awards, you must have completed adviser training. 

For a young person to achieve Bronze Arts Award, their portfolio must include evidence of:

  • actively participating in any art form
  • experience at least one arts event and reviewing it
  • researching the career and work of an artist or craftsperson
  • passing on an arts skill

Bronze Arts Award is designed for ages 11 to 14 and is open to anyone aged 11 to 25. It's a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and typically takes 40 guided learning hours and 20 independent learning hours to complete (60 hours total qualification time). Read the Bronze qualification specification.

Want to start running Bronze? Take a look at our Bronze & Silver training course to find out what training to deliver this level involves.

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