Transition to Playwork (from Early Years)

Award Level 3

 

This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards for Playwork and will develop the knowledge needed when working in playwork settings. It covers the theories and principles of play and playwork, risk management and how to support the needs and rights of children to create diverse play environments.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards for Playwork and has been developed for Early Years practitioners who would like to broaden their knowledge and work in playwork settings.

The units cover the theories and principles of play and playwork and how to support the needs and rights of children to create diverse, inclusive play environments. They also cover how to support children and young people to manage risk, establishing and maintaining links with other organisations and individuals, and organisational frameworks. It does not confirm occupational competence as a playworker.

Who is it suitable for?

Early Years practitioners who would like to broaden their knowledge and work in playwork settings.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as written information, oral questions, reflection on own practice or direct observation.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as this is a knowledge only qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 12 months or less.

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work in a level 3 unsupervised job role in play settings, and as supervisors to other staff in the following job roles:

  • Breakfast and after school club deputy or manager
  • Playwork development officer
  • Adventure centre supervisor
  • Hospital playworker.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF).

 

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