Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with the Arts Council England. It is an inspirational, creative, valuable and accessible initiative for children to explore and engage in the arts. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and one introductory level award (Discover).

Explore is an Entry Level 3 qualification and is the first opportunity for young people to gain a qualification in the arts.

Wednesday group is fully booked. New group on Tuesday afternoons starting after Easter.

Commencing Tuesday 18th April 2017 for ages 7-12.

1 – 2 pm

This course will run over 2 terms with a total of 24 sessions.

8 places available.

Term Dates

Tuesday 18th April – Tuesday 11th July inclusive. Half term w/c 29th May

Tuesday 12th September – Tuesday 12th December 2017 inclusive. Half term w/c 23rd Oct

Wednesday 4th January – Wednesday 29th March 2017 inclusive. Half term w/c 13th February.

Wednesday 19th April – Wednesday 12th July 2017 inclusive. Half term w/c 29th May.


Art studio, Dunstable, LU54HD


£7 per session which includes Arts Award log book and all materials – payable half termly.

£12 one off moderation fee

Course overview

There are many different ways to deliver Arts Award and every centre has a different approach.

This particular course we have devised is focused primarily on visual art. Children will experience processes of drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, silk painting, collage and mixed media, whilst covering all four strands of the Arts Award Explore level;

  • Inspire –  take part in a range of arts activities, both familiar and unfamiliar to understand and record what inspires them
  • Explore – the work of artists and arts organisations
  • Create – both individual and group work
  • Present – and share their creations with others

Assessment and Moderation

There is no formal exam. Evidence will be collected by us throughout the course and assessed in the following areas;

  • Knowledge and Understanding
  • Creativity
  • Communication

Children’s work will then be reviewed by an external Arts Award moderator to ensure it fully meets the criteria.

Suitability and Expectations

This course is suitable for children that are interested in art, open minded, happy to try new creative things and work both individually and as a team. They need to be able to follow studio safety rules and work in a way that is respectful to themselves and others at all times. They do not need to be a perceived certain standard already or in their view, or anyone’s view ‘good’ at art.

Please have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page and email if you would like to book a trial lesson.