The Arts Awards are a big part of DJ Workshops Ltd. We took a long time to find an accreditation for our courses and believe that the Arts Awards are the best by far! We have had over 400 students pass the bronze Award and have just had our first school pass the Silver Award. We run the Arts Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold Level and our Tutors are Art Award Advisors. If you are not already an Arts Award Centre then we can register you.
For the Students
We have developed our courses so that the students find them easy to understand and are easily achieved. We find that the way we have re worded the course has made a huge difference to the students learning process. The students make a folder with write up, Photos, CDs and videos of their work. We help the students produce all the course work needed for their folders as we do everything there is no need for your school to take up valuable time in making sure the work is done ! Students are proud of what they have achieved through the course and it’s the first time that some of the students have received an accreditation for their work.
For the School
We have successfully passed students that have special needs or are on the SEN register. Your school will get 6.3 performance points for each student pass for the Bronze and for 23 for Silver.
For more information on the Arts Awards www.artsaward.org.uk
We offer the Arts Award course in:
- DJ Mixing
- Music Production
- Electric Guitar
- Graffiti Art
Arts Award Access Fund
We are able to apply for the Access fund for your school to use for the course, we usually use this for another artist to attend for the students to review. This would be a half or full day depending on how many students are doing the Award and at what level. The access fund has to be applied for and we cannot grantee that we will get it.
Arts Awards Moderations
We run the Arts Awards in all our subjects and we have moderations at the end of each term. As we work in so many schools and youth organisations we do shared moderations which keep the cost down. We like to move the moderation venues each time and we would like you to consider if you run the Arts Award program that you will be a host school once a year ! All that is required is that you allocate a room for the Tutor running your course on an agreed date arranged between your school and DJ Workshops Ltd. We lay out all folders of each school for the Moderator to look at and decided if the student has passed. This usually takes a day depending on how many schools are in the moderation. Your students will need to come to the moderation for 15 minutes usually in the afternoon and a time suitable for you for the moderator to have a chat with the students. This is very laid back and students find it a lot of fun talking about what they have been doing on their course.
At the end of the moderation the students are allowed to take their folders home.
The Arts Award is on the Qualification Credit Framework and is accredited by Ofqual (Office for Qualifications and Examinations Regulator - previously QCA). Trinity College London is the awarding body for the Arts Award and work in close partnership with Arts Council England.
Guided learning hrs
% threshold contribution
School performance target pts
|Bronze Level 1 Award in the Arts||
40 hrs (20*)
5% to Level 1
|Silver Level 2 Award in the Arts||
60 hrs (35*)
10% to Level 1 & 2
|Gold Level 3 Certificate in the Arts||
|90 hrs (60*)||16% to Level 1 & 2
10% to Level 3
* reccommended independent learning hours
We are delighted to announce that the Gold Arts Award is now recognised on the UCAS Tariff system (35 points). MoreThe Bronze Arts Award is also on the Foundation Learning Tier. More
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Information for schools and colleges
Performance figures are for use in compiling School Achievement and Attainment Tables, and are an indication of the level of attainment for a qualification in relation to other qualifications within the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).
Arts Award results can impact on % threshold Level 1 & 2 on the School Performance and Attaintment table and on contextual value added on the school attainment table and post 16 table more
How you will receive the points
Trinity College London provide details of all successful candidates to the Department of Education regulators so that points will be allocated to your school/college automatically. Check that you have registered your school or college accurately with the Arts Award team so that the points can be matched up correctly. Points will only be allocated to candidates at the end of their compulsory schooling in year 11. Therefore, centres that offer the qualification in earlier years will not receive the appropriate points until year 11.
National database of accredited qualifications
This qualification forms part of a suite of examinations, which span the range of objectives from Level 1 to Level 3. The assessment schemes and the explicit nature of the specification documents are designed to achieve maximum positive feedback on learning processes while not defining either materials or methods too prescriptively. Preparatory work on projects and materials encourages the use of collaborative group work.
The Level 1 Award supports and recognises young people’s development in the arts by encouraging them to:
experience a range of arts activities as participant and audience member
research the careers of artists
act as an arts apprentice to a professional arts leader, working alongside and under the guidance of the leader
This qualification supports young people’s creative development in five key ways
- encourages and supports young people aged 11–25 to develop their interest and participation in arts, media and cultural activities
- supports young people’s creative development and nurtures talent
- complements and extends the arts and cultural experiences young people have within formal education
- provides opportunities for collaborative work and leadership which promote young people’s personal development
- provides opportunities for young people to research and identify progression routes in the arts and cultural sectors
Further, the content recognises a wide range of arts and cultural activity
- performing arts (such as music, dance, drama, storytelling, circus, mime, carnival, musical theatre)
- visual arts, craft and design (such as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, fashion, design, architecture)
- literature (such as poetry, fiction, journalism, scriptwriting, storytelling)
- media and multimedia (such as photography, film, video, broadcasting, web design, multimedia games design)
- new art forms and emerging cultural activity
- combinations of any of these art forms
Qualification reference number 501/0081/6
Awarding body TCL - Trinity College London
Qualification level 1
Qualification type QCF - QCF Qualification
Accreditation start date: 01/05/2010 Operational start date in centres: 01/05/2010
Accreditation end date: 30/04/2012 Certification end date: 30/04/2013
Qualification offered in and the approved age ranges
For information on the approval of qualifications for funding in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, see the links to DCSF, DIUS, DCELLS, DELNI and DENI below.
When undertaking a qualification that does not appear on the governments' lists as eligible for funding for specific age ranges, users must be aware of legal requirements. Not all qualifications are suitable for all age ranges.
DCSF For further information on 14-19 qualifications offered in England, please refer to the DCSF Section 96 website
DIUS For further information on 19+ qualifications offered in England, please refer to the DIUS Section 97 website
DCELLS For further information on Wales, visit the DCELLS website
DELNI/DENI For further information on Northern Ireland, visit the DELNI and DENI websites
Other Countries Offered In Scotland
Languages Offered In English
Progression This qualification provides useful opportunities for enrichment activities within schools/colleges and are designed to give young people a chance to gain credit for work which they often undertake voluntarily. This qualification, which forms part of a suite of examinations, offers progression up to a level of proficiency that is appropriate for entry to Higher education, Trinity’s higher-level Diplomas in music, drama and speech, as well as other qualifications such as Higher National Certificates (HNCs) and Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in the performing and visual arts. Candidates who choose not to progress to the Level 3 Arts Award may wish to work towards relevant BTEC Nationals, GCSEs and A Levels. These qualifications also provide useful information to employers on a young person’s ability to work within an arts context and their understanding of the sector. By encouraging artistic activity, developing high standards of perception, creativity, leadership, communication and team working skills, as well as rewarding progress and achievement, these Awards provide a set of clear standards for the benefit of schools, colleges and employers.
Additionally, candidates can build on work that they may already be doing in schools such as their National Curriculum studies.
This qualification values high art, popular culture, and the arts of all countries and peoples. Young people can take part in many different ways, not only as creators of their own work, but also as performers, backstage team, front-of-house staff, technicians, camera operators, writers, editors, promoters, DJs, costume designers, prop makers, etc.
Potential job occupations No specific job occupation
Qualification Purpose B. Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Sub-Purposes B1. Prepare for further learning or training B2. Develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification sector/subject area / sub-areas 09 Arts, Media and Publishing 09.2 Crafts, Creative Arts and Design Qualification credit value 6
Minimum credit to be achieved at, or above, the level of the qualification 6
Qualification guided learning hours 40
Overall grading system for the qualification Pass
Unit assessment methods Coursework, Portfolio of Evidence
Requirements other than the award of credit that need to be met before the qualification is awarded
For award of credits candidates must achieve the unit attached to this qualification.
Exemptions Not applicable
Assessment requirements specified by the sector or regulatory bodies at unit level that apply to this qualification Not applicable
Qualification structure summary This is a single unit qualification. To achieve the Level 1 Award in the Arts candidates must sucessfully complete six credits.
Qualification structure K/601/7727 - Unit One - Enjoying the arts