Playworker apprentice enjoying a tea party

Playwork

This industry is ideal for those who love having fun with children and enjoy being active.  Playworkers plan, organise and take part in play and leisure activities for 4 to 16 year olds. With a vast array of places to work such as breakfast clubs, after school clubs, mobile play buses and holiday play schemes.

Progression opportunities

Playworker progression opportunities

What you will learn

playwork what you will study learn apprenticeship framework diagram

Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
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Mandatory Units

  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand the organisational framework for play
  • Understand relationships in the play environment
  • Understand health, safety and security in the play environment
  • Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people
  • Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure play environment for children and young people
  • Develop and promote positive relationships in a play environment
  • Plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand playwork principles
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Optional Units

  • Work with colleagues in a playwork team
  • Engage with parents, carers and families in a play environment
  • Administer playwork provision
  • Inclusive play, working with disabled children and young people
  • ...and many more!

 

 

 
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