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Trinity College London Arts Award

Why this award?

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:

  • discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities
  • experience arts events
  • develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life
  • explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world
  • gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment

Find out more about the impact of Arts Award on young people.


Who is it for?

There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work. Young people can progress through all five levels, or start at the level best suited to them.

Arts Award is available to any young person up to the age of 25.

What time commitment is required?

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

Is the award externally accredited?

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. Arts Award is not currently accredited in Scotland or on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Organisations in Scotland are welcome to register as an Arts Award centre and deliver Arts Award qualifications and Trinity College London’s Ofqual recognition demonstrates that the qualifications have a value in terms of young people receiving a formal qualification that can be mapped to a range of qualification frameworks. Find more information of Arts Awards and the SCQF HERE

Provider: Trinity College London

Website: Click here

Budget: Award Fee

For Ages: 10 - 25

Time to Complete: 20+ Hours


  • Volunteering
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Youth Work
  • Enterprise
  • Achievement
  • Develop my CV
  • Help get into College or Uni
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • To build skills and experience
  • UCAS Recognition
  • Qualifications Authority Accredited

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


Contact Sarah Longfield on 07958 582902, or send an email.