At a Glance
This is a part time course which is workshop and practice-based 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.
All learners will be supported by an assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis.
The assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within the timescale and assess the learner in the workplace.
Knowledge will be delivered through taught workshops and will include:
Theories of play, play types and environments,
Principles of practice
Health and Safety
Relationships within the play environment.
Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
Essential Skills Wales Application of Number (Level 2)
Essential Skills Wales Communication (Level 2)
In some circumstances previously achieved proxy qualifications may be used
Progression & Employment
Learners who have successfully completed this course could progress onto a degree in a related discipline.
Possible job roles could include:
Playwork Development Officer
Adventure Centre Supervisor
and Manager of any Playwork Provisions.
Method of Assessment
The qualification 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.
You will need to be in paid employment or volunteering in the childcare sector.
Course costs £158