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Arts Award

What is it?

Arts Award is a flexible qualification which supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders, and is…

  • a great way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts offered at five levels; four accredited and one introductory award
  • a framework for learning new skills and sharing them
  • an opportunity to develop creativity and leadership skills
  • a link between young people and creative arts professionals
  • on the Qualifications Credit Framework and is accredited by OFQUAL
  • Discover is an introductory award and Explore is an Entry Level 3 qualification
  • Bronze is a Level 1 qualification on the Foundation Learning Tier
  • Silver is a Level 2 qualification on the Foundation Learning Tier
  • Gold is a Level 3 qualification on the Foundation Learning Tier and holds 35 UCAS points

There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how you present your final work. You just need to be aged between 5 and 25, and ready to explore new creative experiences.

What do I need to do?

  • To support young people through Arts Award you need to be a trained Arts Award Adviser
  • Tees Valley Arts are Arts Award Adviser trainers for all five levels; Discover & Explore, Bronze & Silver and Gold. We offer public training, and also in-house options (ideal if you have 6 or more staff, or wish to work with partner schools or organisations; this may be cost-effective and the content can be made more sector-specific)
  • TVA is an Arts Award Supporter and can provide high-quality arts experiences which will support children and young people in achieving their Arts Awards. We can also offer a complete Arts Award ‘package’.

Further Information

For information about our training dates please call +44 (0) 1642 264 651.

For further information and to book Arts Award Adviser Training click here.

Public Training Sessions

Tees Valley Arts is the Arts Award Training Centre for Discover and Explore for the Tees Valley. We undertake three public training sessions a year, see the next date here, and can be booked for inhouse training sessions by contacting our Arts Award trainer Ree Collins.

Arts Award Centre