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Level 3 Playwork Certificate

If you are interested in undertaking our Level 3 Playwork Certificate, then you already know that you love the world of childcare.

This course 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.
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
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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
  • Eligible for payment through the Advanced Learner Loan

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To apply or find our more information about the Level 3 Playwork Certificate course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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