Liverpool arts festivalArtz Academy offers the new 'Arts Award', a Nationally Recognised qualification from Trinity College, London. We are committed to youth arts development and creative opportunities for young people. We seek to apply the principles of effective youth work to up-to-the-minute interests and needs of young people via programmes that offer accredited learning outcomes, directing individuals to training, employment or apprenticeships.

What is an Arts Award equivalent to?

The Arts Award is on the National Qualifications Framework and is accredited by QCA (Qualifications Curriculum Authority)

The Arts Award compares to other qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework as follows:

This does not mean that an Arts Award is equal in size to a GCSE or A' level but it does mean that you will be working at and will be assessed at that standard.

Trinity College London is the awarding body for the Arts Award and they work in close partnership with Arts Council England.

The Arts Award is on the Learning Aims Database.

UCAS points - The Gold Arts Award will in the future be offering UCAS points, check this site or the arts award website for further details.

Additional information for Schools

New point allocations for each level

Bronze - Level 1 Qualification

Silver - Level 2 Qualification

Gold - Level 3 Qualification

Youth Justice Board 'Arts Enrichment and PLUS Programmes'

Engaging young people in education is a core function of the enrichment programme and uses the arts as a frame, in which literacy and numeracy learning is embedded, providing learners with a positive creative experience as well as a learning opportunity. The programme is mapped directly to teaching objectives from the Adult Basic Skills Core Curriculum and Wider Key Skills.

Our Arts based enrichment programmes provide young people with the opportunity to:


Youth Arts Training

Chapel Allerton Arts FestivalGabi Harris is a youth arts trainer for Artsplan. Artsplan offers training initiatives designed for professionals working with young people. Training is aimed at those involved in the arts and young people. Training can be tailored to specific arts forms, arts organisations or youth and education organisations; based on experience of working with young people within the 6-25 age range.

If you or your young people would like to take part in any of these training programmes contact Gabi Harris at or telephone 07958058746