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Programme Description

This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of a 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.

At a Glance

  Part Time

  18 months

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

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. 

Programme Content

Knowledge will be delivered through taught workshops and will include: 

Theories of play, play types and environments, 

Principles of practice

Equal Opportunities


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

Hospital Playworker 

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. 

Entry Requirements

You will need to be in paid employment or volunteering in the childcare sector. 

Additional Costs

Course costs £158

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Get in Touch

Graig Campus
Sandy Road
SA15 4DN
01554 748000
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Coleg Sir Gar is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 08539630 and is a registered charity No. 1152522. 
The registered office is at The Graig Campus, Sandy Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4DN