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Silver Arts Award: Level 2 Award in the Arts - Qualification number: 500/9914/0

60 guided learning hours + 35 independent learning hours = 95 hours total qualification time (TQT)

Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 14 and above, but is open to young people aged 11 to 25. 

To achieve a Silver Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts portfolio of their experiences of:

Arts practice and pathways

  • identifying and planning an arts challenge
  • implementing and reviewing their arts challenge
  • reviewing arts events/experiences and sharing their views
  • researching future opportunities and careers in the arts

Arts leadership

  • identifying a leadership role and planning a leadership project
  • planning the practical issues
  • being an effective arts leader
  • working effectively with others
  • reviewing their project and the development of their leadership skills

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Get started

If you would like to deliver Silver Arts Award in your organisation, you will need to book onto a Bronze & Silver adviser training course.  

For further information about the structure, content and administration of Silver Arts Award, download the Silver Arts Award Qualification Specification.

Other resources

To find case studies and resources for Silver Arts Award, please visit the Arts Award adviser hub and the Arts Award blog

For ideas, resources and the impact of Silver Arts Award on young people, please visit Arts Award VoiceYoung people can register for an account on the Silver hub to get access to step-by-step guidance on how to complete their Silver Arts Award.


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