This programme of work includes the different ways that we can support young people to gain accreditation, training and other opportunities to progress through the arts.


NCFE is a leading provider of nationally recognised qualifications, many of which offer performance points to schools when we deliver these qualifications to their KS4 learners (when accessing alternative education with us outside of their GCSE or mainstream timetables). Nationally the qualifications are reputable and these attributes are significant to our learners’ progression.

They are the awarding body for our Alternative Education Provision courses.

For more information visit NCFE.



ASDAN is a curriculum development and awarding organisation. They provide flexible and engaging programmes and qualifications that help young people develop skills for learning, work and life. 

The programmes and qualification are widely recognised by educators for providing an engaging curriculum that empowers students through personalised learning and choice. Our courses motivate and enhance learners’ confidence, self-esteem and resilience. In addition, learners develop core skills in teamwork, communication, problem solving, research and self-management.

We are currently offering the Expressive Arts Short Course aimed at 13 – 19 year olds.

If you would like to work towards this award, please email us at:


Arts Award

Pedestrian is a registered Arts Award centre with advisors overseeing Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of the qualification accredited by Trinity College. 

“Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to 25 to grow as artists and art leaders, inspiring them to connect with an take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form…

Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver, Gold) are on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).”

The flexible nature of Arts Award makes it a perfect qualification for engaging young people with a mistrust of the value of certification and an interest in creative and artistic activity. the increasing levels offer more opportunity for independent learning alongside more complex and in-depth critical thinking, reflection as well as development and application of leadership skills.

For more information about our Arts Award click here.


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