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.
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 not included in the price of your course.
If you are based overseas it is essential that you contact our course advice team before enrolling on this course.
Duration of study
- Understand aspects of playwork practice
- Understand the theories underpinning playwork practice
Exams and assessment
Set texts and resources
Using the NEC Laser
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.
How to enrol
- Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team
- Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.
Paying in instalments
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0% APR representative.
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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."
— Chantal Mounteer