Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.
Through progressing through the five levels, young people get to:
Find out more about the impact of Arts Award on young people.
See the 2022/23 Arts Award Guide
There are no entry requirements for Arts Award and Arts Award advisers can choose which level to entry their young people based on their experience.
Arts Award is available to any young person up to the age of 25.
|Qualification Title||Guided learning hours (GLH)||Independent learning hours (ILH)||Total qualification time (TQT)|
|Arts Award Discover||20 hours (recommended)|
|Arts Award Explore||25 hours||10 hours||35 hours|
|Bronze Arts Award||40 hours||20 hours||60 hours|
|Silver Arts Award||60 hours||35 hours||95 hours|
|Gold Arts Award||90 hours||60 hours||150 hours|
Arts Award qualifications are regulated by Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) in England, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland and by Qualifications Wales. The awarding organisation is Trinity College London (TCL). Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.
Arts Award is currently not levelled on the SCQF. Read more on accreditation and SCQF equivalence HERE
Young Artist Achieves Gold Arts Award with Dyslexia Scotland
Provider: Trinity College London
Website: Click here
Budget: Award Fee
For Ages: 10 - 25
Time to Complete: 35 - 150 Hours
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc
Contact Arts Award Team on 020 7820 6178, or send an email.