Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards

Bronze Award

To achieve Bronze, a Level 1 award on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), young people take part in an arts activity they enjoy, go to an arts event, research their arts inspiration and share their skills with others. Bronze is available to young people aged 11 to 25.
 
Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Their portfolio might be a folder, sketchbook, video diary or a website – it’s up to them.
Watch our film to find out what schools have to say about Bronze Arts Award.
 

Arts Award in Enrichment, Autumn 2011

Students take their BRONZE AWARD by participating in a choreographed dance. In this video you see them sharing their skills in front of a year 8 class. Rose takes her silver award by choreographing and delivering dance sessions to a group of year 7 and 8 students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver AwardYoung people challenge themselves and build creativity.  

The Silver Arts Award, a Level 2 qualification on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). It has two units – Unit 1: arts practice and Unit 2: arts leadership. Doing Silver involves achieving an arts challenge, reviewing arts events, researching artists and arts organisations, and delivering an arts leadership project with other people.

Young people need to plan their work with an adviser and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Silver has been designed for young people aged 14 to 25.
 

As part of her SILVER AWARD, Rose Briggs delivers and choreographs dance sessions for the year 7 and 8 students during enrichment time.

              

Gold Award - Drive young people’s personal development in the arts

The Gold Arts Award is the highest level at Level 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), and develops young people’s creativity, communication, planning, teamwork and leadership skills. The award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points). Gold has been designed for young people aged 16 to 25.
 
Young people need to plan their work with an adviser, and keep a record by creating their own Arts Award portfolio. Young people can pick their own style of portfolio – this could be a diary, video, website blog – or something different altogether. Take a look at this video by Bridge organisation Arts Connect West Midlands to get a feel for what Gold Arts Award involves. 
 
Gold has two units – Unit 1: personal arts development and Unit 2: arts projects leadership. There are no entry requirements or set time limit for completing Gold Arts Award. It will take young people around 90 hours to complete, working with their adviser and independently.
 
Employers, universities and colleges know that Arts Award is a qualification that shows young people’s level of commitment and progress in the arts, and in developing new skills.