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Playwork Level 2

Programme Description

This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of the level two playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of four to 16. The diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision.

Programme Features

The is a part time course and the qualification combines knowledge-based learning with practical assessments in the working environment, and is aimed at experienced playworkers who have a wide knowledge and understanding of children and young people and a deep appreciation of playwork principles and practice.

Progression & Employment

Possible job roles could include:

  • Hospital playwork assistant
  • Assistant playworker in a children’s holiday club
  • After-school club playwork assistant
  • Adventure centre assistant
  • Soft play area assistant

Programme Content

Knowledge will be delivered through taught workshops and will include:

  • Theories of play, play types and environments
  • Principles of practice
  • Equal opportunities
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Relationships within the play environment

Programme Assessment

The course is assessed by your tutor and assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observations in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence and written assignments.

Programme Entry Requirements

You should be at least 16 years old and want to work in a supervised role in a wide range of playwork environments.

For the diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement with children between the ages of four and 16 as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

A clear enhanced DBS will be required.

Additional Costs

The course will cost £265