Arts Awards 11-25

Artfuel is a registered Arts Awards Centre, with qualified Arts Award Advisers to guide young people (11-25) through this vocational qualification. For more information, please contact

The different levels are:


Bronze Arts Award

Get involved in the arts and share your skills

If you're ready to develop new experiences in the arts and media, doing a Bronze Arts Award is perfect for you - and you can achieve a Level 1 national qualification.

You'll attend events, research your heroes, and share your passions with others.

Employers, universities and colleges know that Arts Award is a qualification that shows your level of commitment and progress in the arts, and in developing new skills.

Doing your Bronze Award means you will:

• take part in an arts activity, anything from dance to creative writing to beat boxing

• go to an arts event of your choice

• find your arts hero or heroine, research their story, and discover how they got to where they are today

• share your skills by helping to run a workshop or by giving a demonstration to others

You build a portfolio of your ideas and activities in your own personal style and format. You might make a folder or sketchbook, a video diary or website - it's up to you. The Bronze Award will usually take you about 40 hours to complete.

Do your Bronze Arts Award and you'll get the chance to try new experiences in the arts world - plus a valuable Level 1 national qualification.

Silver Arts Award

Challenge yourself and build your creativity

Through Silver Arts Award, you'll develop your arts skills, lead activities in the art form of your choice and achieve a Level 2 qualification.

Like all Arts Awards, the Silver Award is flexible enough to fit into your existing studies or other commitments, but in-depth enough for you to achieve a qualification.

Your success will show colleges and employers that you've made real progress in your art form, improved your understanding of the arts and developed arts leadership skills.

To achieve a Silver Arts Award you complete two units:

Arts practice - complete a challenge you have set yourself within your chosen art form, and explore arts events and arts opportunities within your community

Arts leadership - plan, deliver and review your arts project

You create your own portfolio to gain the Silver Award. Pick your own style and format - diary style, video, online, slide show presentation, or something different altogether, if you and your adviser feel it works for you.

There are no entry requirements or set time limit. It will take you around 60 hours to complete your Silver Award.

Gold Arts Award

Drive your personal development in the arts

Gold Arts Award is our highest recognition of your abilities as a creative arts leader. At Gold level, you will work as an arts practitioner while broadening your horizons within the arts world.

Working at this level will extend your creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills, and you'll achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification. Gold Arts Award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points).

To achieve a Gold Arts Award you complete two units:

Personal arts development - extend your own practice and engage with the arts sector

Arts project leadership - research, plan, run and review your arts project.

You'll record your progress and achievement throughout the Gold Arts Award by creating your own portfolio. You can develop your own style and format - diary style, video, online, slide show presentation or anything else that works for you.

There are no entry requirements or set time limit for completing the award. It will take you around 90 hours to complete your Gold Arts Award, working with your adviser and independently.

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