Arts Award

Arts Award aspires to support any young person to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills. Offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. Arts Award can be achieved at three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

Gaining Bronze Arts Awards with the Gigajam Programme of Study

If your students are ready to try new experiences in the arts and media, doing a Bronze Arts Award with Gigajam is perfect for them – and they can achieve a Level 1 national qualification. A Gigajam based arts award is all about seeing, trying, and doing new things in music. They’ll attend or create music events, research heroes, and share passions with others.

Employers, universities and colleges know that Arts Award is a qualification that shows your level of commitment and progress in the arts, and in developing new skills. Doing a Bronze Award with Gigajam means learning to play an instrument, going to a music event, and finding music heroes or heroines, researching their stories, and discovering how they got to where they are today. Students will also share skills by helping to run a workshop or by giving a demonstration to others. Students build a portfolio of ideas and activities on Gigajam's Online Music School,

The Bronze Award will usually take students about 40 hours to complete.

More information

There is lots of information on the Arts Award website (

For more information on implementing Arts Awards in your school please contact Brian Greene via email or telephone on +44 (0)1494 534880.