Arts Award and Arts Mark

Arts Award & Arts Mark

Arts Award

We are an Arts Award Centre that offers a range of activities to support your pupils to gain a nationally recognised qualification, which can be delivered through our extra-curricular drama clubs or can be incorporated into any of our Creative Curriculum Workshops.

We can also hold an Arts Award day at your school where your pupils will experience a day of creative activities such as film-making, playwriting, and performance, and by the end of the day they will have all achieved an Arts Award Qualification.

There is an Arts Award level to suit every pupil’s ability from ages 5 to 25, all with no entry requirements. Most of the qualifications are on the National Qualification Framework, with the Gold Award including UCAS points attached to it.

Discover Award – Designed for ages 5 and above but open to anyone aged up to 25.

Explore Award – Designed for aged 7 and above but open to anyone aged up to 25.

Bronze Award – Level 1 qualification. Suitable for ages 11 and above.

Silver Award – Level 2 qualification. Designed for ages 14 and above, but is open to anyone aged over 11.

Gold Award – Level 3 qualification that is designed for ages 16 and above, but is open to anyone over 11.

We are also an Arts Award Supporter Centre. If your school is already delivering Arts Award we have a range of activities that we would be delighted to support your pupils to achieve their Arts Award. Support packages can include work placements for your students, discounted tickets or one off specialist workshops.


Are you working towards achieving Artsmark? Or are you considering applying?

Artsmark , awarded by Arts Council England, provides a clear framework for teachers and other education professionals to plan and develop their arts and cultural provision.

Artsmark is awarded at three levels; Silver, Gold and Platinum.

Burnley Youth Theatre can support your school’s Case Study by helping you to demonstrate:

  • E­ffective working relationships with artists and arts organisations including workshops, visits and short to long term projects
  • Professional arts development opportunities for sta­ff through our CPD Offer
  • A broad and balanced provision across art, craft and design, dance, drama and music
  • Engagement with your local communities
  • Quality progression opportunities and access for all
  • Cultural awareness through the arts
Arts Award