Arts Awards

Circus central offers a range of accredited Arts Awards that can be completed from home, to help get young people engaged with the arts. Certificated by Trinity College London.

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Five students showing off their Arts Award certificates

Welcome to Circus Central's Discover Arts Award!

Looking for a fun learning activity to do that will keep the kids happy and focused, that uses stuff you’ve already got at home? We’ve got a solution for you, and your kids will get a nationally recognised award in the process! No prior circus experience necessary.

Arts Award is a framework for young people to develop their skills as artists. Arts Award is certificated by Trinity College London.

You can now complete a Discover Arts Award through Circus Central remotely! For those of you who would like to learn some new skills, be creative and gain an nationally recognised certificate for doing so, this is a great opportunity for you.

Discover Arts Award is aimed at those who are 5-11 years old and comprises three parts; Discover, Find Out and Share. You will be encouraged to take part in different activities, find out about artists and their work, and share what you have learnt with others around you, and you will be documenting what you have learnt in a work booklet created by Circus Central. It is recommended that you spend about 20 hours of time working towards completing the activities within the work booklet.

The Circus Central Award costs £12. This includes you work work booklet, online resources, 1:1 tutorials and your certificate. You will be issued with your work booklet and access to resources via email once you have booked your place on Arts Award with Circus Central, which you can do by clicking below

You can find out more information about arts award by visiting the Arts Award website. Or if you have any questions about our programme, please email

Preview of the Discover Arts Award booklet
Collage of four images, with students enjoying Arts Award activities

Welcome to Circus Central's Bronze Arts Award!

A Bronze Arts Award encourages young people to get creative and experience the arts. The award programme invites them to research artists that inspire them, develop their artistic skills and share their expertise and experiences with peers, friends and family. Participants create a portfolio or blog about their Bronze Arts Award journey.

Bronze Arts Award is aimed at 11-15 years old (but is open to those up to 25 years) who wish to delve further into training their skills and becoming a young artist. It is a level 1 qualification on the RQF. The award consists of 1 unit, which is separated into four sections:

  • Active participation in Circus
  • Experience circus as an audience member
  • Research a circus artist that inspires them
  • Pass on your circus skills

We guide our participants through 40 hours of circus skills training with set tasks, online classes and interactive sessions. Students are also supported to complete the required 20 hours of independent work with online check-ins for progress and portfolio development help.

Circus Central Bronze Arts Award costs £35. This fee includes:

  • The work booklet
  • Information, online resources and activities shared via google docs
  • Check in Zoom meetings with Circus Central’s Arts Award Advisor, Claire
  • 1x Circus Fitness (stretch, circus conditioning or aerial fitness) OR 1x Circus Skills (juggle jam or Handstands) class per week in Circus Central’s online programme
  • Access to Five Ring Circus online Youth sessions, Thursday 2-2.45pm via Zoom
  • Moderation and Certificate

You can find out more information about arts award by visiting the Arts Award website. Or if you have any questions about our programme, please email

Preview of the Bronze Arts Award booklet