Arts Award 2019

Attend our Summer Craft School or Summer Dance School to help achieve your Arts Award

Discover - £40, 5yrs+
Explore - £50, 7yrs+
Bronze - £65, 11-25yrs

Telephone: 01529 308 710

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Photo: Scott Murray

Arts Award is a unique set of qualifications that support children and young people up though the age of 25 to enjoy arts and develop as artists and art leaders. It has been 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 completing Arts Award acquire creativity and communication skills that are essential to 21st century life.

The requirements for achieving Arts Award are:

Arts Award Discover
20 guided learning hours = 20 total qualification hours at the NCCD
Start your arts adventure!
To achieve Arts Award Discovery, young people must:

  • Take part in arts activities
  • Research artists or craftspeople and their work
  • Share their arts discoveries

Award last session: Sat 21 Sep 2019
£40 per person, 5yrs+

Arts Award Explore

25 guided learning hours at the NCCD + 10 hours study at home = 35 total qualification hours
Explore the arts and be inspired!
To achieve Arts Award Explore, young people must:

  • Take part in a range of art activities
  • Explore the work of artists or craftspeople and art organisations
  • Create a piece of artwork
  • Share with others what they enjoyed and achieved through completing their Arts Award

Award last session: Sat 28 Sep 2019
£50 per person, 7yrs+

Arts Award Bronze

40 hours guided learning hours at the NCCD + 20 hours study at home = 60 hours total qualification hours
Take part in arts and share new skills!
To achieve Bronze Arts Award, young people:

  • Take part in the arts
  • Experience and review an arts event
  • Research the career and work of an artist or crafts person
  • Pass on an arts skill

Award last session: Tue 22 Oct 2019
£65 per person, 11-25yrs

Since Arts Award launched in 2005, over 399,000 awards have been achieved across five levels – Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.




Thu 22 Aug & 29 Aug, 10am-2pm

‘NEW’ Summer Craft School

£5, 11-25yrs, drop-in session

Artist Talk

Thu 29 Aug 2019, 10am–5pm

Why go to Art School?

Thu 29, 10am-5pm
Free, drop-in session


Every Mon 22 Jul - 2 Sep, 3.30-4.30pm

Mindful Movement

£3, 16yrs+, please book