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CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

This level 3 Diploma in Playwork qualification is for practitioners who are working with children and young people in a play setting. For example, Holiday Club, Breakfast Club or After School Club.

The qualification provides an in-depth insight into the role of the playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. The Diploma in Playwork specifically addresses ways in which playworkers relate to, support and safeguard children and young people, the playworker’s roles and responsibilities, the playworker’s legal and managerial roles and responsibilities and reflective playwork in practice.

There are no formal entry qualifications for this qualification, but you must be at least eighteen years old at the date of registration and it is recommended that you have suitable level of general education to cope with the demands of the programme e.g. GCSE grade C or above and day-to-day contact with children in a playwork setting.

Course Details & Delivery

Areas of Delivery: UK

Length of Course: You can complete this course in a year.

Cost of Course: £1,285

For key course facts: Please click HERE.

Course Specification: Please click HERE.

Optional units: Please click HERE.

CACHE Level 3 Course Content

The course is divided into 3 sections The Award, The Certificate and The Diploma in Playwork.

CACHE Level 3 Award in Playwork Unit 1

Unit 1 is an introduction to play and playwork and managing a playwork setting. The qualification covers key aspects of playwork practice. Once completed, practitioners will receive a Level 3 Award in Playwork, with 12 credits.

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Playwork

On completion of Units 1-5,  practitioners will receive the Level 3 Certificate in Playwork, with 32 credits. Units include Understanding Relationships in the Play Environment, How to Plan and Support Self –Directed Play and Understanding the Framework for Play.

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

The Diploma consists of Units 1-6. The qualification addresses subjects such as providing safe and secure play environments as a manager and children’s rights. The learners also choose from a number of optional units to make the credits up to 65 for the full diploma.

Assessment

Working with your assessor, you will have to show evidence that you can meet the outcomes using a variety of methods including being assessed by your assessor, work products, written evidence, projects, previous training or verbal discussions. There are a range of mandatory units which everyone must complete and the optional units allow you to tailor the course to meet your needs and interests.

Pre-requisite

There are no formal entry qualifications for this qualification, but you must be at least eighteen years old at the date of registration and it is recommended that you have suitable level of general education to cope with the demands of the programme e.g. GCSE grade C or above and day-to-day contact with children in a playwork setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to be working to take the qualifications?

For the Award and Certificate you will only require basic access to a playwork environment. For the Diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How many credits are required to complete them?

The Award requires 12 credits, the Certificate requires 32 and the Diploma requires 65.

Testimonials

Babyem staff are always helpful and professional! My assessor was excellent, she marked my assignments promptly offering helpful feedback.

Ruth Corbin, 2015

I choose Babyem as they were a recognised training provider for my Local Authority and had a good reputation within the sector. The cost of the course was reasonable, and it really helped to pay in instalments throughout the year.                             I was given ongoing support by the tutor, who was supportive and friendly!

Thank you Babyem!

Carol Kinsman, 2015