If you currently work in an early years setting and are interested in branching out and moving into working in a play environment with older children, this qualification will give you the credentials you need to take the next step. This home study course will introduce you to the key theories and principles of playwork, such as risk management and the importance of supporting the different needs and rights of children through a diverse setting. Gaining this qualification will mean you are able to work in environments such as after-school clubs, adventure centres and holiday clubs and give you the skills and confidence you need to work in a playwork setting. Full details of the course can be found below.
You will need to be at least 18 years of age and hold a Level 3 Early Years qualification that covers the National Occupational Standards for Children’s Care, Learning and Development.
Hours of study
You should allow for approximately 80 hours' study time.
Exams and assessment
This course is delivered online and assessment will consist of a portfolio of evidence in different formats such as learning plans, written tasks and discussion.
You’ll work through this course using the NEC Laser: an online learning system that makes completing your course – submitting your work, doing activities and getting feedback – straightforward and enjoyable. The system is easy to use and all the work you complete is recorded in your learner profile, forming an online portfolio.
As this course is delivered online, you will need a computer with an internet connection, word processing software, Flash Player and Acrobat Reader. You will need to be confident using the internet, sending and receiving emails with attachments and producing basic documents using a word processor.
To gain this qualification you will need to register with CACHE. We will take care of this process, but you will need to pay an additional registration fee which is included in the total price of your course.
If you are based overseas it is essential that you contact our course advice team before enrolling on this course.
How to enrol
For this course you will need to enrol over the phone using the number at the top of the page, or request a paper enrolment form to be sent to you if you wish to enrol by post.
You can pay for your course in one payment or spread it out over monthly instalments. If you wish to pay in instalments you will need to enrol over the phone.
The instalment payment plan for this course is as follows:Pay a deposit of £88, then:
Eight monthly instalments of £35.88
Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork units
- Understand aspects of playwork practice
- Understand the theories underpinning playwork practice
What our students say...
You have to be your own boss in a way when it comes to structuring your study. Apart from that it’s very liberating.