Arts Award

Free support to deliver Arts Award at your school

Young people in Years 9 to 11, from KaMCOP partner schools, have the opportunity to achieve their Arts Award through a range of free workshops, mentoring sessions and creative clubs, tailored to complement your school’s curriculum.


What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a unique qualification that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with, and take part in, the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry.

To achieve their Arts Award, young people take on creative challenges, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their arts skills with others. Young people create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey and along the way they are supported by an adviser acting as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

What support can UCA provide?

What support can UCA provide?

UCA can support the delivery of Arts Award in your school by working with targeted groups of young people to enable them to successfully complete their Arts Award, by providing:

  • Three in-school creative workshops
  • A mentoring session for each student
  • An Arts Award Easter School or Summer Camp
  • Creative tutors and experts


How can I get my school involved?

We have a dedicated Arts Award Tutor who can support your school/college. Get in touch with Holly by emailing or calling 01252 892787.

Arts Award Adviser Training

Staff at KaMCOP partner schools and colleges have the opportunity to train as an Arts Award Adviser for FREE as part of our collaborative outreach offer.

Advisers are crucial to Arts Award. They need to communicate with children and young people successfully and offer them effective support while they are working towards their Award.

This course is suitable for anyone who works with young people aged 11 to 25 and meets the requirements outlined in the Arts Award Adviser person specification.

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. The training enables attendees to deliver Bronze (Level 1) and Silver (Level 2) Arts Award qualifications to young people at your school. We also offer Discover and Explore (introductory level), and Gold (Level 3) training. 

You do not need to be an arts teacher to be trained as an Adviser! If your school or college isn’t yet delivering Arts Award, this is a great first step.

Find out more about Arts Award and Adviser training here.

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Working in partnership

UCA has teamed up with the Royal Opera House Bridge, and ArtsWork, the South East Bridge, to raise aspirations around higher education and creative careers through a programme of targeted outreach at KaMCOP schools in our region.