Salisbury Playhouse is offering courses for those working with young people to train them to become Arts Award Advisers, with a special discount available for those booking before the end of August.
Arts Award is for anyone aged up to 25 and inspires them to experience the arts in whichever form they choose, including theatre, music, fashion, film making and poetry. Through Arts Award the young people will gain a nationally recognised qualification, assisting them when progressing to further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold and there are no entry requirements.
Children and young people work with an Arts Award Adviser – a trained adult who plays a vital role by supporting them as they gain experience, providing guidance and assessing their arts logs and portfolios. Teachers, teaching assistants, museum learning staff, art practitioners, youth workers and volunteers can all train as advisers. The Arts Award can be based around any arts or media activity, and can be completed in a wide variety of settings, such as youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres and community groups.
The training sessions equip participants with everything they need to know about running Arts Award for their organisation.
Ruth Jones, Arts Award Access and Inclusion Associate, says “Anyone who works with children and young people should definitely consider training to be an Arts Award adviser. Advisers can be volunteer workers, teachers, artists, project managers, youth or play workers, foster carers, or arts therapists. The accessibility and range of levels means that it works brilliantly for young people with a range of skills and experience, and really helps develop creative and leadership skills, as well as confidence. I’ve seen some amazing achievements by young people – and there are many ways you can embed Arts Award into your own programmes – which I’ll be happy to share with you at training! There are loads of examples of Arts Award at work in different settings and now’s a good time to get involved – it’s Arts Award’s tenth birthday and we are about to launch some great resources and opportunities”.
The next training course at Salisbury Playhouse is on Friday 21 August and covers the Discover and Explore levels of Arts Award. More details on this course and how to book are here
Details of future training sessions at Salisbury Playhouse are as follows:
Discover and Explore Advisor Training
- 21st August 2015, 1.30pm-5pm
- 16th October 2015, 1.30pm-5pm
- 17th March 2016, 1.30pm-5pm
Bronze and Silver Advisor Training
- 11th December 2015, 9.30am-5pm
Gold Arts Award Advisor Training
- 20th November 2015, 1pm-5pm
- 25th February 2016, 1pm-5pm
You can visit the Arts Award website www.artsaward.org.uk for a full list of future training courses or more information.
As a special offer, those booking on a training course by 31 August will pay 2014/15 prices for all courses taking place before the end of December 2015.