Discover and Explore Arts Award Adviser Training

Discover and Explore Arts Award Adviser Training

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 9.30am - 1.00pm

at Matson Baptist Church, Matson Avenue, Gloucester, GL4 6LA

Open to the Create Gloucestershire Network

Do you work with young people in Gloucestershire? Want to support their creative development with Arts Award? Training as an Arts Award adviser will enable you to support children and young people aged 5 to 25 to discover and explore the arts through the five different levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Create Gloucestershire is working in partnership with Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) to deliver a highly subsidised in-house training session for schools, independent artists, makers, employees of arts organisations, museums, heritage, libraries and music education hubs who want to become Discover and Explore Arts Award Advisers in Gloucestershire. 

Arts Award is open to young people of all interests and backgrounds, and can be delivered within a variety of settings and timescales through any arts, cultural or media activity.

This bespoke half-day course is suitable for those who work with young people aged from 5 up to 25 including:

  • teachers and teaching assistants

  • youth workers and arts co-ordinators

  • arts and music professionals 

Discover and Explore are especially effective when working with Key Stage 1 and 2 age children though it can make a real difference to anyone up to the age of 25.

Advisers are crucial to Arts Award. They need to communicate with children and young people successfully and offer them effective support while they are working towards their Award.

What will I learn?

  • meet other professionals who are planning to run Arts Award in a wide variety of settings

  • get your Discover & Explore adviser toolkit, which details what is required at each level

  • become familiar with the assessment criteria and framework for each level

  • learn how to be the primary assessor for young people's work for Arts Award

  • ask questions about how Arts Award may work for you in your particular setting

  • learn what happens next and how to move forward with Arts Award

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Cost: the training will be offered at the reduced rate of £95 (£101.86 to cover the cost of the Trinity accreditation and eventbrite booking fee) by Create Gloucestershire and Real Ideas Organisation and is payable in advance of the training. 

Create Gloucestershire is committed to ensuring everyone has access to the arts and taking the next step in developing their creative career. The CG bursary scheme is designed to support individuals that may not otherwise be able to access professional training opportunities due to financial barriers. If cost is an issue, please contact: to find out about a bursary opportunity. 


Please book here.

Bookings will close on Wednesday 15 May so we can order resources for the training.


If you need to cancel your booking, a full refund can be provided up to 1 week prior to the training session. We regret that refunds are not possible after this date. 

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