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Trinity College London and Charanga launch Arts Award partnership

The digital music school platform Charanga and Trinity College London have formed a partnership to support 5-16-year-olds in achieving a national qualification with the Arts Award

Charanga is used by almost 60,000 teachers worldwide, including over half the UK’s primary schools, providing a modern music curriculum, supported by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to boost the quality and prevalence of music teaching at primary level.

By working with the Trinity College London (TCL) examinations board, Charanga is now able to offer Arts Award Discover and Bronze level qualifications at a special discount to Charanga-using schools. This can provide a level of government accreditation that can continue to accrue through to the age of 25.

As TCL’s Head of Development for UK and Ireland Arts Annabel Thomas said. ‘As a leading music education organisation, Charanga understands how teachers and learners can most effectively (and enjoyably) access musical learning, and through Arts Award we are excited to provide an accreditation and qualification pathway for these young people. We look forward to seeing the great work Charanga teachers and learners producer for their Arts Award logs and portfolios.’

The new partnership means Charanga and Arts Award can develop bespoke pathways through Charanga’s 5-16 curriculum, mapped to the different levels of Arts Award. This will offer teachers a range of options to lead children and young people into engaging in music.

Mark Burke, Founder and Director of Charanga, says:

‘We’re passionate about young people’s music learning and its potential to help them grow up as kind, curious and open-minded people, sensitive and knowledgeable about music and the arts. This exciting partnership will help to enrich their musical journeys, gain valuable leadership skills and earn qualifications. I’m particularly keen to embed Arts Award into Charanga’s work with community organisations, where I believe it can improve routes into employment for disadvantaged young people.’