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Playwork Level 3

Programme Description



This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of the level three 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 unsupervised.


Programme Features



This is a part-time course and the qualification combines knowledge-based learning with practical assessments in the working environment. It 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



Progression to a degree in a related discipline.

Possible job roles could include:

  • Playwork development officer
  • Adventure centre supervisor
  • Hospital playworker
  • Manager of any playwork provisions

Programme Content



Knowledge will be delivered through 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



You will be 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 18 years old.

An experienced playworker who has a wide knowledge and understanding of children and young people and an appreciation of playwork principles and practice

For the diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement with children between the ages of four and 16 years 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