Diploma in Playwork

Children and Young People Course

Course: Diploma in Playwork

Duration: 24 Months

Attendance: TBA by Tutor

Funding: Advanced Learner Loan or Self Funded £3,458.40 (payment plan)

  • Overview

    This qualification aims to:
    • focus on the study of the role of the playworker
    • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
    • provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills

    Qualification Purpose

    This qualification is designed to provide in-depth information about the role of the level 3 playworker, and the knowledge required to work with children between the ages of 4 and 16 years.
    This qualification reflects the national occupational standards (NOS) 2016 and prepares the learner for employment in a playwork setting at level 3.
    Internally assessed and externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.
    Guided learning hours (GLH) 204


    Entry requirements are being over the age of 18, GCSE’s and Functional skills are not required.
    A work placement is needed for the diploma.


    • GHQ may be able to access some or all of the funding for this qualification depending on each individual eligibility.
    • Advanced Learner Loans may be available.
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