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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 Silver

Level 2 Award in the Arts - Qualification number: 500/9914/0

60 guided learning hours + 35 independent learning hours

Arts Award Silver is the opportunity for young people to take on a challenge and to lead others by completing two units: arts practice and pathways and arts leadership.


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

Arts practice and pathways

  • identifying and planning an arts challenge

  • implementing and reviewing their arts challenge

  • reviewing arts events and sharing their views

  • researching future opportunities and careers in the arts


Arts leadership

  • identifying a leadership role and planning the project's aims

  • planning the practical issues

  • being an effective arts leader

  • working effectively with others

  • reviewing their project and leadership role

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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