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What is an adviser training course? 


To become an Arts Award adviser and support and assess children and young people through Arts Award you need to successfully complete a training course.

Our training courses are offered throughout the year in various locations across the UK, and cover everything you need to know about delivering, running and successfully completing Arts Award at your organisation. 

Secure your place on an adviser training course BOOK NOW.


Can I be an adviser and what courses are available?


Read our Arts Award adviser person specification to find out if Arts Award training is right for you.

You can also use our Arts Award levels at a glance resource to determine the appropriate level for your young people.

Below you can find a full table of all the courses we run across the UK and links to further information on each course. You should find everything you need to know about how our courses are run, including their content and what they cover.

To book any training course, click on the links in the table below to find out who the courses are for, what they cover and how to book on. You can find further help with bookings on our step-by-step guide.


 Or simply search for local courses and BOOK NOW.




 Aims of the course

Discover & Explore adviser training



Learn how to deliver and assess Discover (an introductory award) and Explore (Entry Level 3)

This course is also available as a SEN focused training course for adults who work with children and young people with special educational needs or requirements.

Bronze & Silver adviser training



Learn how to deliver and assess Bronze (Level 1) and Silver (Level 2) qualifications 

This course is also available as a SEN focused training course for adults who work with children and young people with special educational needs or requirements.

Gold adviser training





Learn how to deliver and assess Gold Arts Award (Level 3). 


Download Arts Award Costs and Funding 2019 - 2020

Please make sure that you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of booking


Can I run a training course at my organisation?

We also offer in-house training where a trainer can run a course at a date, time and location to suit you.

You can book any of our courses to be delivered in this way, which is more cost-effective if you are training 6 to 15 people. To find out more about this you can read our information on in-house training.


I have access needs or specific individual requirements

Arts Award is continually working to improve access to our programmes, including training courses, for everyone with specific individual requirements. You can find out more on this here.

Disabled access for all our adviser training venues is listed on each training date listing - full accessibility information can also be found here. If you need further information or have specific access needs, please contact us as far in advance as you can so that we may make and confirm suitable adjustments to the training day for you.

You should also find you can let us know of any requirements when you book online or via the Late Booking form, if this option is open to you.

Please note, if advisers need training materials in accessible digital formats or advance copies of material for BSL interpreters, we will need a minimum of 6 weeks notice to provide materials in hard copy large print, Braille or as audio recordings, as these are produced to order. Please click here to place a request for accessible materials.

Please also note we require at least 8 weeks notice for certain other requests such as securing British Sign Language translators.



Arts Award alumni with Voice membership are eligible to a 15% discount for adviser training. In order to claim for the discount, please place a booking to a public training course. Once you have received an invoice, please complete this short online form where your membership will be verified. You will then be sent an updated invoice with the discount applied.

Please ensure you have read the Terms and Conditions to confirm that you are eligible.

If you or the young people (18 years old or over) you work with have not yet joined Voice alumni, you can read more about the membership benefits here


I have already trained, is there other support available?

If you trained a while ago, there is no need to retrain at the same level. You can find all sorts of help and resources on the Adviser Hub to help you get restarted with Arts Award, where you can also look into our different support options to check your eligibility to receive direct advice for delivering Arts Award at your centre.

You can find further details on what else you might need to do to get restarted here.


I still have a few questions...

If you still have a few questions regarding booking a training course or you have booked or attended a training course and have a query, you may be able to find your answer on our Help Centre.

If your query is not answered by our FAQs, you can also get in touch with us here.


I've been on a training course and would like to share how it went!

We're always keen to hear back from our advisers on how their training course went. We use the feedback you provide to help us know what we're doing right, where we can improve and what else we can do to help you on your way.

Please do let us know what you think by filling out this Adviser Training Feedback form.


Data protection

If you would like to know more about the personal data collected when booking Arts Award adviser training and subsequently when registered as adviser please see the Trinity College London Data protection policy and Privacy policy