CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Play Work (QCF)

This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of the Level 3 playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. They provide an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff.

£ 1540
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What does the qualification cover?

The Certificate is mainly knowledge based, with a limited amount of practical application. It is a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 3 Playwork Apprenticeship.

Who is it suitable for?

Experienced playworkers who have a wide knowledge and understanding of children and young people and an appreciation of playwork principles and practice.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 18 years old.

How many credits are required to complete them?

The Award requires 12 credits, the Certificate requires 32 and the Diploma requires 65.​

How are they assessed?

They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

You will only require basic access to a playwork environment.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete them in a year or less.

A Degree in a related discipline.

Funding for our qualifications

Contact us here to find out about funding

Call us or email to book

You can book places on our courses by calling our central office on 0800 783 1103 or email [email protected] - or click on the green button to get a call back.

How it works

We are flexible with training numbers so please call us with your requirements. We can then work something out for you.

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Duration 1 year

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