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A Stepping Stone to our BTEC course, which can even lead to extra UCAS points. 

Arts Awards - Trinity College of London


Arts Award takes children and young people on a creative journey, exploring the arts world, discovering their potential as artists, developing leadership skills – and gaining a recognised qualification along the way. Open to anyone aged 25 or under, this unique set of arts qualifications builds skills essential for success in the 21st century: Creativity and communication, along with problem-solving, reflective-thinking and confidence. 

Completing Arts Award gives young people a wide range of transferable skills. In independent research Arts Award achievers mentioned the ongoing positive impact on their confidence, communication skills and creativity, which are nurtured by all levels. They also develop entrepreneurialism, independence and self-motivation while learning to reason, reflect and network more effectively. So it's great preparation for further study and the world of work, whatever their future holds.

Develop leadership skills through practical involvement. 
This begins at Bronze level, where candidates share an arts skill with others. At higher levels they plan and deliver their own arts events and projects – workshops, exhibitions, performances or festivals. Whether organising the production schedule, curating performances, devising a marketing strategy or carrying out a risk assessment, they’ll be gaining a broad range of leadership skills through real-world experience.

Investigate arts careers. 
Every level of Arts Award encourages young people to explore the creative professions. At lower levels they’ll research artists or craftspeople and their work. At Gold they’ll be immersed in the arts world through placements, volunteering and training, as well as researching professional artists’ career paths – gaining valuable knowledge and experience to help them make informed choices about their own training.

The courses are 60 GLH (Guided Learning Hours) per year, and 35 independent learning hours for silver and 90 GLH and 60 independent for Gold. These are in addition to the hours you already do with us, as we are unfortunately not able to accept students who aren't already part of the Showtime Circus family.  Depending on the level, the course can cost between £495-650 for the year (Breaks down as £7.20-£8.25 per hour.) This can be paid up front or added on to your monthly subscription (works out a little more expensive this way but not much.) 

Click here to download/view the Arts Awards Silver Specification. 

Click here to download/view Arts Awards Gold Specification. 

Click here to register your interest: 

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The beautiful art of forming shapes with your body, while suspended from height, either on a hoop, rope, or silks.


The performance of extraordinary human feats of balance, agility and motor co-ordination.


An amazing skill which uses advanced hand-eye co-ordination.

It is scientifically proven that circus skills can greatly assist in the development of children’s brains, as well aiding in the growth in communication and social skills

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