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Playwork CACHE Level 3 Diploma

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. It provides an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff. The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working unsupervised.

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Entry requirements

You must be at least 18 years old. For the Diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Course content

The learner must achieve 46 credits from 13 mandatory units, plus a

minimum of 19 credits from the optional units. The mandatory units are:

  • Understand Playwork Principles
  • Understand children and young people’s self-directed Play
  • Understand how to Safeguard the well-being of Children and Young People
  • Understand the organisational framework for play
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand relationships in the play environment
  • Understand health, safety and security in the play environment
  • Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people
  • Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure play environment for children and young people
  • Develop and promote positive relationships in the play environment
  • Plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play
Optional Units will be chosen to suit job-role

Assessment methods

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. You will have to access an e-portfolio, complete written assignments, activities, and undertake online learning. An assessor will also visit you in the placement to carry out observations. 

Qualifications

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork 
Further study and career options

Course progression: Learners achieving the Level 3 Diploma can progress onto a degree in a related discipline

Career progression: Preparation or continual professional development for employment within a play work environment

Additional information

It is highly recommended that you purchase the qualification course book.

Funding information

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Course Information & How to Apply

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email training@bedford.ac.uk

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
Up to 18 months Flexible Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747Ring our Sales team on 01234 291747 Work-based Learning BBK1525

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Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.

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