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Arts Award is a national qualification which supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

The award supports students to grow as artists and arts leaders and helps to prepare them for further education and employment. Arts Award is offered at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and is recognised on the Qualifications and Credit Framework at Levels 1, 2 and 3, with the Gold Award carrying 35 UCAS points. Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.


Doing an Arts Award will help young people develop their creative skills and their ability to communicate well and lead projects. An Arts Award is useful for getting further education opportunities or jobs – in the arts and in other fields. Young people can achieve the award if they are aged 11-25, and take part in the arts at their school, college or youth project, or with an arts organisation or youth arts scheme.


Social enterprise hub and cultural centre, the Devonport Guildhall, which is managed by the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) http://www.realideas.org/devonportguildhall now the Lead Training Agency for Arts Award in the South West region.  For more information please contact Kate Rowlands: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


If you are interested in training as an Arts Award adviser: supporting young people through the award click here to sign up to a training session: www.artsaward.org.uk/training 



Would you like to hear about the Arts Award from  a student who's completed it? Check out the video below to see Luke Ellis's Arts Award Portfolio from his work as a lighting technician with Devon Youth Theatre in April 2011. The video was created by Arts Award Adviser Elizabeth Pennington.