Achievement Through Creativity

OYAP Trust youth arts charity oxfordshire blog hea



OYAP's Address:


(former St. Edburgs Primary School),

Cemetery Road,


OX26 6BB

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OYAP Trust is the Training and Support Agency for Arts Award in the South East. We offer regular Bronze/Silver Arts Award Adviser Training and also offer in house courses for organisations in a range of settings. We have trained in schools, arts and cultural organisations, statutory agencies, and local authorities. For more information please contact Helen and see the Arts Awards website,


Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making, from dance to design, from photography to poetry. Whichever route they choose to follow, young people are always in the driving seat.


Arts Award supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders. Four qualifications are on offer (starting at Entry Level 3 and going up to Level 3) along with an introductory level. At all levels, Arts Award develops creativity, leadership and communication skills.


Open to anyone aged up to 25, Arts Award embraces all interests and backgrounds. Through working towards an award young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment.


Arts Award motivates and celebrates young people’s artistic achievements. Young people can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity, developing knowledge and understanding of their chosen art forms.


The Arts Award is a national qualification accredited at Levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).  Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. It is designed to be fully accessible to those with literacy, numeracy and learning disabilities, and is inherently young person-led. The Award is an evidence-based framework qualification on the QCF (Bronze level 1, Silver level 2 (GCSE A-C) and Gold level 3, (A Level, 35 UCAS points).



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