We are so pleased to finally be able to offer an accredited qualification in return for all the hard work the young people put in during in our classes. Arts Award offers an accessible way for learners to build up a portfolio of work to achieve each level from Discover to Gold. In an academic world where Textiles is being pushed out of the curriculum in schools, this is an ideal opportunity for young people to gain a qualification in a subject they love!

 
 
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Arts Award Discover

This is the first level in the Arts Award journey and aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

During Arts Award sessions children will work towards completing their portfolio as well as creating a piece of Textiles based craft. Each session will be themed around the work of an artist or craftsperson, which the students will use to draw inspiration from.

We will hold Discover sessions throughout the year during the school holidays. We will also have a regular weekly class starting at Discover level. Older children may be able to complete the assesment criteria at a quicker pace than younger children. There is no set time and no time limit. Children will be put in for assessment when they are ready.

Once your child has completed all of the assessment criteria there work will be submitted for assessment. There will be a £5 fee for their certificate.

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Arts Award Explore

This is the second level in the Arts Award journey and aimed at children aged 5 -11 years. This is an Entry Level qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

During Arts Award sessions children will work towards completing their portfolio as well as creating a piece of Textiles. They will also study the work of key artists as well as fashion and textile designers to draw inspiration for their own work.

We will hold Explore sessions throughout the year during the school holidays. We will also have a regular weekly classes working at Explore level. Older children may be able to complete the assesment criteria at a quickerpace than younger children. There is no set time and no time limit. Children will be put in for assessment when they are ready. Once your child has completed their portfolio there will be a £15 moderation fee.

Childen may need to attend a portfolio session to finalise their work before it is sent off for moderation. These will take place throughout the year and cost £10 per session.

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Arts Award Bronze/Silver/Gold

These levels will be available in September and are aimed at children aged 11+ years. These Awards are an ideal opportunity for those who have been unable to take Textiles at GCSE or A Level at school, those who want to boost their application for Higher and Further education but also for those who just excel in The Arts and deserve recognition for it.

Bronze Award is a Level 1 qualification on the RQF. This Award is working at GCSE level.

Silver Award is a Level 2 qualification on the RQF. This Award is working at GCSE level.

Gold Award is a Level 3 qualification on the RQF and carries 16 UCAS points. This is working at A Level standard.

Students will study the work of key fashion and textile designers, create their own garments and products as well as develop their leadership skills by passing skills onto others, planning an event and undertaking training from specialist practitioners.

Once your child has completed their portfolio there will be a moderation fee. Moderation fees are Bronze £30/ Silver £35/ Gold £45. Your child may need to attend more than one potfolio session throughout the year in addition to their normal weekly class, to ensure that their portfolio is up to date. These will be scheulded throughout the year and cost £10 per session.