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Choosing which levels to offer

One of first questions you’ll want to answer when finding out about Arts Award is ‘Which level is right for my group?’

Arts Award has five levels meaning that all ages and ability levels can be catered for. There is an introduction level and four regulated qualifications. The highest level, Gold, has UCAS points attached.

You can explore the levels here, or you can try our quick online quiz to find out instantly which level is best for the young people you work with.

Arts Award Discover
Our introductory level designed for children and young people taking the first steps on their creative journey.

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Arts Award  Explore 
A qualification designed for children and young people who are ready to start exploring the arts world and create their own artwork independently.

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Bronze Arts Award
Young people undertaking the Bronze qualification grow their arts interests, look into creative career options and stretch their communication skills.

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Silver Arts Award
Ready to spread their wings? Young people undertaking Silver Arts Award will develop both their artistic talents and organisation skills and take on an arts leadership role.

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Gold Arts Award
The ultimate creative challenge! Gold Arts Award truly expands young people’s artistic horizons. Through hands-on work experience, project leadership, career path planning and exploring topical arts issues, they become fully-fledged arts practitioners in their own right.

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Once you have worked out which level is this best fit, you might want to find out what steps you need to take to get started with Arts Award at your organisation or learn more about how Arts Award works.

Arts Award Centre Map

Arts Award Shop

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Centre portal

Complete your centre registration and enrol young people