Bronze Arts Award

Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and is designed for ages 11-14, but is open to young people aged 11 to 25.

To achieve a Bronze Arts Award, young people collect evidence in an individual arts log. We supply a logbook that can be used with our packaged advise and assessment services - as well as guidance on the option of establishing an online log through Arts Award Voice. A personally designed logbook/portfolio can be used. In this option, the sections of the award must be clearly identified and identifiable as the learning and activity against each criteria must be clear.

The qualification framework advises:

40 guided learning hours

20 independent learning hours

60 hours total qualification time


There are 4 distinct parts to the award :

  • Exploring the arts as a participant
  • Exploring the arts as an audience member
  • Arts Inspiration
  • Arts Skills Share


Additionally, the Advisor assesses candidates on:

  • art form knowledge and understanding,
  • creativity and
  • communication.

Significant Seams can be contracted to support delivery of guided learning, advice, and Arts Award assessment. This category of support is provided, or led, by Catherine West.

Catherine brings over 20 years experience in the arts and creative industries, and has been working directly with teens and vulnerable people since 2010. She has deep commitment to project-based learning and excels at supporting individuals to build on their interests and talents, building confidence and wellbeing in the process of building creative skills.Her distinctive track record is showcased in two books:: Craftivism: the Art & Craft of Activism by Betsy Greer, and The Creative Instigator's Handbook by Leann Prain.

Catherine is Significant Seams Safeguarding Lead and holds Level 3 and Level 2 Safeguarding qualifications, Level 2 Autism qualifications, Psychological First Aid and a range of other Mental Health related training, along with First Aid. Catherine also has specialist experience in arts for mental health recovery, notably including being one of four named experiential researchers for ERASMUS funded Art & Social Change project.

Suggested booking packages include:

  • Basic: A Logbook, 2 Advisor Sessions and an Assessment £150
  • Mentored: Logbook, 6 Advice Sessions, Assessment £410
  • Coached: Logbook, 8 Advice Sessions & an accompanied cultural event, Assessment £700
  • Split Guided Learning: 20 Guided Learning Hours/Advice Sessions & Assessment, £1000
  • Taught: 40 guided learning hours & assessment £2000
  • One to One Personalised Creative Learning Support Adapted to Individual Learning Profile with Recoverist Creative Approach: Request a tailored proposal*


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