Songwriting and bronze arts award

Bronze Arts Award accreditation with Songwriter


Songwriter is delighted to offer an opportunity for young people to gain an accreditation for their participation in our workshops and events.


If you are aged 11-25, interested in music and live or go to school in Hertfordshire, this may be for you. To take part you simply need to keep a portfolio of your progress. This can be a scrapbook, a blog, a website, or a combination of these. You can include evidence of your progress as audio, film, pictures and copies of articles. Your portfolio will be assessed by an arts award adviser.


Arts Award is a personal learning program which will develop and assess both your music related
and transferable skills, such as creativity, communication, planning and teamwork.
Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 award in the Arts on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework).
This can lead to Silver and Gold Arts Award (Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications). Gold offers 16 UCAS
points, which help applications to University.

There are 4 parts to Bronze Arts Award:

  1. Take part in an arts activity
    This can include learning an instrument, writing songs, taking part in workshops, or playing in a
    band, or in an after school group.
  2. Go to an arts event
    This can be going to a gig, a festival, or a school concert with friends or family, and writing and
    presenting a review of it afterwards.
  3. Arts Inspiration
    Find out about and present information about your favourite songwriter, band member, or music
    teacher. Who, or what inspired them to write songs? Who helped them? Why do they inspire you?
  4. Pass on your skills to someone else
    Teach your friends or family about how to tune or play an instrument, how to improvise, or how to
    write a song. This can include online collaboration, helping during holiday workshops, or in leading
    part of an activity in First Access lessons at school. Time in instrumental lessons can count towards
    Arts Award, as can time in workshops during holidays.

    If you are interested to take part, please contact hertfordshire@songwriteronline.co.uk. You will be
    allocated a local arts award adviser who will assist you through the process.

    Songwriter is a songwriting community and competition for young people aged 8-18 who live or go
    to school in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Norfolk.

    For more information, please visit our website.

    Download this blog as a PDF here.

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