Curious Minds Announced as New Training Agency for Arts Award – Curious Minds

Curious Minds Announced as New Training Agency for Arts Award

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Curious Minds is delighted to have been selected to be a training agency for Arts Award in the North West from 2014-2015.

Building on our successes and achievements as Regional Development Agency (2009 – 12) and our role as Arts Council England’s Bridge organisation for the North West – since 2012, Curious Minds will be enhancing  our Arts Award Bridge support by using our new training agency status to offer adviser public and in-house training at Discover, Explore, Bronze and Silver levels of the national qualification for the arts .

Licensed by Trinity College London, Curious Minds will deliver up to six public training sessions within the Merseyside region, which are available for future Arts Award advisers across the country, from August to March 2015. As well as offering in-house training for settings who wish to train-up a number of staff to deliver the award with young people.

Arts Awards are available for those aged up to 25 years at an introductory level with Discover, or an Entry level 3 qualifications at Explore. Those aged 11-25 years can undertake Bronze (level 1), Silver (level 2) or Gold (level 3 qualifications). Gold carries 35 UCAS points. With the exception of Discover, all awards sit on the Qualification Credit Framework.

Arts Award is a national qualification which supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The award supports students to grow as artists and arts leaders and helps to prepare them for further education and employment. Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

Doing an Arts Award will help young people develop their creative skills and their ability to communicate well and lead projects.  Arts Award is useful for  further education opportunities or jobs ‚in the arts and in other fields. Young people can achieve the award if they are aged  up to 25, and take part in the arts at their school, college or youth project, or with an arts organisation or youth arts scheme.

Our first training date will take place at Liverpool Central Library on the 13 August. This training will be a Bronze and Silver training course. You book your place at that training by visiting: Arts Award Training

All other training dates for 2014 can be found here: Arts Award Training

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