Who is this course for?
Experienced playworkers who have a wide knowledge and understanding of children and young people and an appreciation of playwork principles and practice.
It is ideal for playworkers who are working in a playcare setting with children aged 4 – 12 years.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
A successful interview, a written task, a satisfactory DBS/Police Check (enhanced check) and reference will need to be completed prior to enrolment on this course.
No formal qualifications are required, but candidates must be working in a playcare setting on a permanent contract, working with children 4-12 years for a minimum of 15 hours a week and have been doing so for 6 months prior to the start of the course.
A good level of literacy is needed.
Candidates must also have access to a PC or laptop.
All potential learners must be interviewed to determine suitability to be assessed in their place of work. Strict entry requirements apply.
How long is this course?
A 30-week part-time course spanning over an academic year.
This will commence in September 2021 and will run every Tuesday (term-time only) from 9:30 am to 2:00pm.
20 months is given for assessment in the workplace and completion of the diploma.
What will I study on this course?
Candidates must complete 65 credits to gain the diploma; these credits are made up from mandatory and college selected optional units
A range of topics will be covered, including:
- playwork principles
- children and young people’s self-directed play
- safeguarding and well-being
- the organisational framework for play
- support positive outcomes for children and young people
- health, safety and security in the play environment
- positive relationships
What Qualification will I gain?
Work-based assessment and a complete portfolio will gain you a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork.
Will I go out on work experience?
Candidates must be working in a playcare setting on a permanent contract, working with children 4-12 years for a minimum of 15 hours a week and have been doing so for 6 months prior to the start of the course.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment of competence in the workplace is necessary together with some assignment-based reflection, making up a portfolio of knowledge.
What does this course lead on to?
Possible CACHE Assessor Training after experience or possible ‘Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies’.
How much will it cost?
This course may be funded by Trackers; for further information please contact email@example.com or 449180. However, each candidate will pay £144 for NCFE CACHE registration and administration. If Trackers are not funding, self-fund 2021 costs are £1360 PLUS £140 NCFE CACHE registration and administration.
How can I find out more?
For further information please contact Helena Whelan on 608526 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers.