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Supporting young people to develop 21st century skills

The Arts Award  mission is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills and achieve a national qualification.

The awarding body responsible for Arts Award is Trinity College London. In England, Arts Award is managed by Trinity  in association with The Arts Council.

Since its launch in 2005, the award has grown quickly and is now flourishing in arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings.

Arts Award’s principles

  • to offer learning and qualifications which support individual creative development in any setting

  • to place young people at the heart of the Arts Award process

  • to increase young people’s experience and understanding of arts practitioners and cultural organisations

  • to embrace new art forms and technologies

  • to reach the widest possible range of young people

Here at UC Dance we are proud to be offering Arts Awards as an out of school activity. The dancers will learn new skills in the arts as well as performance and leadership skills. The students can currently study Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The silver Award is equivalent to GCSE Level 2  9-5 (A-C) and the Gold Award has 16 UCAS points attached to the qualification. 

Please complete our contact form if you would like more information. 

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Arts Award News

The Silver Arts Award  students became the winners of the Staffordshire Youth Awards Team Award 2021. 

The students won the accolade after developing and leading on a fabulous Alice in Zoomland online panto for over 100 dancers. It was a huge success and we are incredibly proud of their hard work. 

For the second year running The Silver Arts Award  students became the winners of the Staffordshire Youth Awards Team Award 2022. 

The students won the accolade after developing a project  supporting Teen Mental Health.

The project highlighted the need for support, self help, performances and where to go for support. The piece There is Hope created for the project was also recently selected to represent Team England at the Dance World Cup in Portugal in 2023. What fabulous work!

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