If you currently work with early years children and are keen to discover how play supports development, this nationally-recognised CACHE qualification offers the perfect introduction.
The course consists of two units, which introduce key principles of play and playwork. As you progress, you’ll consider different ways to support the rights of children through the creation of diverse, inclusive play environments, in which they can learn to manage risk. You’ll also gain useful information on key organisations and leaders in this fascinating field.
Through our Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork online course, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to work effectively in playwork environments such as after-school clubs, adventure centres and holiday clubs.
This course is accredited by CACHE, the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the childcare sector. By studying with NEC, you’ll benefit from the support of a personal tutor, plus 24/7 access to NEC Laser, an online learning system that makes submitting work, completing activities and accessing feedback simple.
You’ll build an online portfolio of evidence – including learning plans, written tasks and discussion, upon which you’ll be assessed. On successful completion, you’ll be ready to enter the playwork profession.
This Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork course is ideal if you:
*Please note: completion of this course does not confirm occupational competence as a playworker.
Understand aspects of playwork practice
Understand the theories underpinning playwork practice
Study the Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using NEC Laser our 24/7 online learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform makes completing your course – submitting your work, doing activities and getting feedback – straightforward and enjoyable. All the work you complete is recorded in your learner profile, forming an online portfolio.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Kate who is just one of our first-class childcare and early years tutors:
“When my own children were young I worked as a childminder and in a pre-school and while doing this achieved two level 3 qualifications. I enjoyed working with children and learning about how to do it more effectively, so I then did a degree with the Open University and gained my assessor qualification. I have taught childcare with the NEC, through the NCMA (now PACEY) and for two other local training organisations. It is a very satisfying job, as I see students start at the beginning of a Level 2 course slowly grow in confidence, ability and understanding, to the end of a Level 3 course. I feel proud of being involved in raising the professional status of childcare professionals through training and qualifications.”
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
Your course fee does not cover:
You will create an online portfolio of evidence using different formats such as learning plans, written tasks and discussion
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
In order to gain the qualification, CACHE requires a registration fee of £57, payable upon enrolment.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.