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Which level is right?

Arts Award is designed to support children and young people to develop their skills and interests in the arts, building their knowledge as they progress through the levels. Young people can start at any level and FYA group leaders can help to determine the best starting point by considering the needs and abilities of each individual. The flexible framework means young people can work across a wide range of arts, cultural and heritage activities and projects, including creative and technical roles.


Arts Award Bronze

Level 1 Award in the Arts - Qualification number: 501/0081/6

40 guided learning hours + 20 independent learning hours

Arts Award Bronze is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is open to young people aged 11 to 25. It is an opportunity to take part in the arts and share your new skills with others!

To achieve a Arts Award Bronze, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log or portfolio of their experiences of: 

  • actively participating in any art form

  • at least one arts event as an audience member and their review of that event

  • researching the career and work of an artist or craftsperson 

  • passing on their arts skill to someone else

What is an individual arts log?

The arts log can be in any format as long as it provides  the required evidence. It could be written work, scrap book, photographs, drawings, online blogs or vlogs, voice recordings. The FYA group leaders will help each young person find a format that suits their needs and abilities.

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