Advanced Playwork Apprenticeship

If you are interested in undertaking your Advanced Playwork Apprenticeship, then you already know that you love the world of childcare and have looked at childcare Apprenticeships.

This apprenticeship is suitable for experienced play workers aged 18 or over. Having already obtained experience and understanding of children and young people, you have an appreciation of playwork principles and practice. This qualification is also suitable if you are, or will be working unsupervised.

These qualifications significantly improve your in-depth knowledge about the role of the Level 3 playworker. Working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16 provides you with an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff.

When you successfully complete your Intermediate Playwork Apprenticeship, you will qualify with a Level 3 Certificate in Playwork. You will also gain valuable functional skills, solid references, some great colleagues and positive experiences behind you.

As a qualified playworker you will be confident in providing play, organising activities and supervising staff and will be working to develop your playwork skills further.

Your work could include:

  • Supervising the team in the playwork setting
  • Ensuring that policies and procedures are followed
  • Providing a range of playwork activities

Do you want to complete the Playwork course but not the full apprenticeship? Or do you want to pay for the course yourself via a Advanced Learner Loan? See our Playwork Level 3 Certificate.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
12 - 15 Months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone aged 18 or over. You will be working with children or young people in a less formal or structured setting, rather than a school or nursery. For example holiday clubs, adventure playgrounds or youth groups etc.

Key facts:

  • Level 3 Playwork Certificate
  • Get PAID whilst you learn
  • Work a minimum 30 hours per week
  • 20% off the job training
  • Government funding available (See employer info section)

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To apply or find our more information about the Advanced Playwork Apprenticeship course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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