Arts Award is a national qualification for 7-25 year olds, which supports young people's development as artists and arts leaders.
It's a great way to develop creative and leadership skills, whilst getting a qualification recognised nationally by employers and educators. We offer Arts Award at Bronze and Silver levels, and accept young people from ages 13-18.
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To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 award on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25.
Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them.
There are no entry requirements or set time limit for completing Bronze Arts Award.
Silver Arts Award, a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). It has two units – Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership. Doing Silver involves achieving an arts challenge, reviewing arts events, researching artists and arts organisations, and delivering an arts leadership project with other people.
Young people need to plan their work with an adviser and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Silver has been designed for young people aged 14 to 25.
There are no entry requirements or set time limit for completing Silver Arts Award.