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Gold Arts Award

Gold Arts Award: Level 3 Certificate in the Arts – Qualification number: 500/9666/7

90 guided learning hours + 60 independent learning hours = 150 hours total qualification time (TQT) 

Gold Arts Award is a Level 3 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 16 and above, but is open to young people aged 11 to 25.  The award has 16 points on the UCAS tariff.

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

Personal arts development

  • extending their own arts practice, experiencing another art form and creating new work
  • being involved in the world of the arts through placements, volunteering, training and research
  • reviewing arts events and finding out about artists or craftspeople and their career paths
  • researching and making the case for an arts issue

Leadership of an arts project

  • planning a project, identifying the project’s aims and outcomes
  • organising the people and resources
  • delivering the project and managing the effectiveness of the project
  • managing a public showing of the work
  • reviewing their leadership development and finding effective ways to collect and evaluate feedback from participants, audience members and other stakeholders