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Diploma in Playwork CACHE Level 3 (RQF) (NVQ)

Key Points

  • Learn the Playwork Principles
  • Create a safe environment for children to explore and experiment
  • Help children to push boundaries in a constructive way

 

  • Start a rewarding career in childcare
  • Study your course entirely online
  • Complete your course in a matter of weeks

About your Course

Playwork is a recognised approach to learning and development in young children in which the children themselves control the direction of the play. Children are encouraged to explore and experiment with the goal of learning from success and making mistakes. As opposed to a more traditional carer or worker directed play or activity.

The principle behind playwork is it encourages adaptability and resilience, allowing children to feel more comfortable with trying new things and learning from their mistakes. It’s a recognised method of learning that allows children to push boundaries and try new things in a safe environment.

If you work with children or are considering a career in childcare or education, this online course will provide you with a unique approach to child development.

This level 3 online diploma will teach you the principles of playwork and an understanding of self-directed play. You will learn the organisational framework of play, how to plan self-directed play and how to support positive outcomes for children and young people.

You will also understand relationships in the play environment and how to promote positive relationships and self-development through play.

This course will also teach you the key legislation and safeguarding surrounding children and young people as well as the essential health and safety guidance to keep children safe.

Getting Started

The Level 3 Playwork Diploma (NVQ) (QRN: 501/0997/2) will give you the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a playworker at Level 3 based on the National Occupational Standards.

The course is designed for those people who want to work with children and young people between 4 – 16 years of age in a wide variety of play environments in a supervisory role.

This is the ideal course for anyone who enjoys being active and playing with children. As a fully qualified playworker you will be responsible for planning and taking part in play and leisure activities.

If you are considering a career as a Playworker you need to have a responsible and caring attitude towards the children and parents/carers of the children you are working with, this will require a good level of patience.

Once you have your Playwork qualification you will be able to work in a number of supervisory roles as:

  • Manager of any Playwork Provision
  • Hospital Playworker
  • Playwork Development Officer

On completion of your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification you will either be able to go into employment, or if you would like to study further CACHE also offer higher level courses in the Childcare and Education Sector such as the Level 4 Certificate in Playwork and Level 5 Diploma in Playwork.

About your Placement

In order to achieve your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification you will be required to obtain relevant work experience. This can be in paid employment or through voluntary work or placement. This will allow your tutor to assess and observe your knowledge and skills in a real work situation. Suitable settings include:

  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Sports Centres
  • Afterschool clubs
  • Breakfast clubs
  • Holiday play clubs
  • Children’s Centres
  • Mobile play buses
  • Play schemes

Qualification: CACHE Level 3 (RQF) Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE Level 3 (RQF) Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification. This qualification is listed on the RQF(Qualification Number: 501/0997/2). CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new RQF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector. This course has also been assigned 65 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 18 years of age to join this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Unit One: Understand Playwork Principles (J/602/1798)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the role of, and need for, play
  • Understand children and young people’s rights in relation to play
  • Understand the role of the playwork team in supporting children and young people’s play

Unit Two: Understand children and young people’s self-directed play (L/602/1799)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the nature of freely chosen, self-directed play
  • Understand the key concepts involved in children and young people’s play
  • Understand how to balance requirements for health, safety and welfare with the need for stimulation, challenge and risk
  • Be able to reflect on children and young people’s play

Unit Three: Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people (Y/601/1695)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

Unit Four: Understand the organisational framework for play (T/602/1800)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the rights of children and young people in a playwork context
  • Understand how to contribute to strategies, policies and procedures that reflect children and young people’s rights

Unit Five: Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people (M/601/1699)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how the social, economic and cultural environment can impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people
  • Understand how practitioners can make a positive difference in outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the possible impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people

Unit Six: Understand relationships in the play environment (A/602/1801)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to develop relationships with children and young people
  • Understand how to support communication with children and young people
  • Be able to support communication with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people in developing relationships with others
  • Understand how to communicate with adults

Unit Seven: Understand health, safety and security in the play environment (F/602/1802)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the requirements for health, safety and security in the play environment
  • Understand health, safety and security procedures in a play setting
  • Understand how to assess risk in a play environment
  • Understand how to respond to accidents and other emergencies in a play environment
  • Understand hygiene practices in a play environment

Unit Eight: Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play (J/602/1803)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to plan for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to create play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to support children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to help children and young people manage risk during play

Unit Nine: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (A/601/1429)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

Unit Ten: Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people (L/602/1804)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to research children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to consult on children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to contribute to procedures that reflect children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to promote a diverse and inclusive play environment

Unit Eleven: Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure play environment for children and young people (R/602/1805)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to establish a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and young people
  • Be able to maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and young people
  • Be able to implement procedures for accidents, injuries, illnesses and other emergencies

Unit Twelve: Develop and promote positive relationships in the play environment (Y/602/1806)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop relationships with children and young people in a play environment
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people in a play environment
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships in the play environment
  • Be able to communicate with adults in the play environment

Unit Thirteen: Plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play (D/602/1807)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to collect information on children and young people’s play needs and preferences
  • Be able to analyse information on children and young people’s play needs and preferences
  • Be able to plan play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Be able to prepare play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Be able to support children and young people’s self directed play
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage risk during self-directed play

Unit Fourteen: Work with colleagues in a playwork team (J/602/1834)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to contribute to the work of a playwork team
  • Be able to provide support to colleagues in a playwork team
  • Be able to respond to conflict in a playwork team
  • Understand how to contribute to the work of a playwork team
  • Understand how to provide support to colleagues in a playwork team
  • Understand how to respond to conflict in a playwork team

Unit Fifteen: Engage with parents, carers and families in a play environment (L/602/1835)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop relationships with parents, carers and families
  • Be able to communicate with parents, carers and families
  • Be able to support effective parenting as a playworker
  • Understand how to develop relationships with parents, carers and families
  • Understand how to communicate with parents, carers and families
  • Understand how to support effective parenting as a playworker

How long will the course take to complete?

The course has been assigned approximately 486 guided learning hours. You should reasonably expect the course to take you 14 months to complete, although the course can be completed faster if you are able to dedicate more time to your studies, there is no time limit set for this or any other of our courses.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £125.00).

How long will the course take to complete?

The course has been assigned approximately 486 guided learning hours. You should reasonably expect the course to take you 14 months to complete, although the course can be completed faster if you are able to dedicate more time to your studies, there is no time limit set for this or any other of our courses.

Diploma in Playwork CACHE Level 3 (RQF) (NVQ)

Key Points

  • Learn the Playwork Principles
  • Create a safe environment for children to explore and experiment
  • Help children to push boundaries in a constructive way

 

  • Start a rewarding career in childcare
  • Study your course entirely online
  • Complete your course in a matter of weeks

About your Course

Playwork is a recognised approach to learning and development in young children in which the children themselves control the direction of the play. Children are encouraged to explore and experiment with the goal of learning from success and making mistakes. As opposed to a more traditional carer or worker directed play or activity.

The principle behind playwork is it encourages adaptability and resilience, allowing children to feel more comfortable with trying new things and learning from their mistakes. It’s a recognised method of learning that allows children to push boundaries and try new things in a safe environment.

If you work with children or are considering a career in childcare or education, this online course will provide you with a unique approach to child development.

This level 3 online diploma will teach you the principles of playwork and an understanding of self-directed play. You will learn the organisational framework of play, how to plan self-directed play and how to support positive outcomes for children and young people.

You will also understand relationships in the play environment and how to promote positive relationships and self-development through play.

This course will also teach you the key legislation and safeguarding surrounding children and young people as well as the essential health and safety guidance to keep children safe.

Getting Started

The Level 3 Playwork Diploma (NVQ) (QRN: 501/0997/2) will give you the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a playworker at Level 3 based on the National Occupational Standards.

The course is designed for those people who want to work with children and young people between 4 – 16 years of age in a wide variety of play environments in a supervisory role.

This is the ideal course for anyone who enjoys being active and playing with children. As a fully qualified playworker you will be responsible for planning and taking part in play and leisure activities.

If you are considering a career as a Playworker you need to have a responsible and caring attitude towards the children and parents/carers of the children you are working with, this will require a good level of patience.

Once you have your Playwork qualification you will be able to work in a number of supervisory roles as:

  • Manager of any Playwork Provision
  • Hospital Playworker
  • Playwork Development Officer

On completion of your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification you will either be able to go into employment, or if you would like to study further CACHE also offer higher level courses in the Childcare and Education Sector such as the Level 4 Certificate in Playwork and Level 5 Diploma in Playwork.

About your Placement

In order to achieve your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification you will be required to obtain relevant work experience. This can be in paid employment or through voluntary work or placement. This will allow your tutor to assess and observe your knowledge and skills in a real work situation. Suitable settings include:

  • Adventure playgrounds
  • Sports Centres
  • Afterschool clubs
  • Breakfast clubs
  • Holiday play clubs
  • Children’s Centres
  • Mobile play buses
  • Play schemes

Qualification: CACHE Level 3 (RQF) Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE Level 3 (RQF) Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification. This qualification is listed on the RQF(Qualification Number: 501/0997/2). CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new RQF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector. This course has also been assigned 65 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 18 years of age to join this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with CACHE from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.

CACHE is an internationally recognised, specialist Awarding Organisation in the fields of Early Years, Care and Education, and Playwork. An Awarding Organisation is officially recognised and designated by the regulatory authorities to award qualifications in particular subject areas.

CACHE designs courses and qualifications in the care and education of children and young people. CACHE are the UK's only specialist Awarding Organisation to do this. CACHE's courses range from entry level to advanced qualifications for sector professionals.

CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Please click here to visit the CACHE website.

Unit One: Understand Playwork Principles (J/602/1798)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the role of, and need for, play
  • Understand children and young people’s rights in relation to play
  • Understand the role of the playwork team in supporting children and young people’s play

Unit Two: Understand children and young people’s self-directed play (L/602/1799)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the nature of freely chosen, self-directed play
  • Understand the key concepts involved in children and young people’s play
  • Understand how to balance requirements for health, safety and welfare with the need for stimulation, challenge and risk
  • Be able to reflect on children and young people’s play

Unit Three: Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people (Y/601/1695)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

Unit Four: Understand the organisational framework for play (T/602/1800)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the rights of children and young people in a playwork context
  • Understand how to contribute to strategies, policies and procedures that reflect children and young people’s rights

Unit Five: Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people (M/601/1699)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how the social, economic and cultural environment can impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people
  • Understand how practitioners can make a positive difference in outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the possible impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people

Unit Six: Understand relationships in the play environment (A/602/1801)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to develop relationships with children and young people
  • Understand how to support communication with children and young people
  • Be able to support communication with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people in developing relationships with others
  • Understand how to communicate with adults

Unit Seven: Understand health, safety and security in the play environment (F/602/1802)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the requirements for health, safety and security in the play environment
  • Understand health, safety and security procedures in a play setting
  • Understand how to assess risk in a play environment
  • Understand how to respond to accidents and other emergencies in a play environment
  • Understand hygiene practices in a play environment

Unit Eight: Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play (J/602/1803)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to plan for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to create play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to support children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to help children and young people manage risk during play

Unit Nine: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (A/601/1429)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

Unit Ten: Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people (L/602/1804)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to research children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to consult on children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to contribute to procedures that reflect children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to promote a diverse and inclusive play environment

Unit Eleven: Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure play environment for children and young people (R/602/1805)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to establish a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and young people
  • Be able to maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and young people
  • Be able to implement procedures for accidents, injuries, illnesses and other emergencies

Unit Twelve: Develop and promote positive relationships in the play environment (Y/602/1806)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop relationships with children and young people in a play environment
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people in a play environment
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships in the play environment
  • Be able to communicate with adults in the play environment

Unit Thirteen: Plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play (D/602/1807)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to collect information on children and young people’s play needs and preferences
  • Be able to analyse information on children and young people’s play needs and preferences
  • Be able to plan play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Be able to prepare play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Be able to support children and young people’s self directed play
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage risk during self-directed play

Unit Fourteen: Work with colleagues in a playwork team (J/602/1834)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to contribute to the work of a playwork team
  • Be able to provide support to colleagues in a playwork team
  • Be able to respond to conflict in a playwork team
  • Understand how to contribute to the work of a playwork team
  • Understand how to provide support to colleagues in a playwork team
  • Understand how to respond to conflict in a playwork team

Unit Fifteen: Engage with parents, carers and families in a play environment (L/602/1835)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop relationships with parents, carers and families
  • Be able to communicate with parents, carers and families
  • Be able to support effective parenting as a playworker
  • Understand how to develop relationships with parents, carers and families
  • Understand how to communicate with parents, carers and families
  • Understand how to support effective parenting as a playworker

How long will the course take to complete?

The course has been assigned approximately 486 guided learning hours. You should reasonably expect the course to take you 14 months to complete, although the course can be completed faster if you are able to dedicate more time to your studies, there is no time limit set for this or any other of our courses.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £125.00).

How long will the course take to complete?

The course has been assigned approximately 486 guided learning hours. You should reasonably expect the course to take you 14 months to complete, although the course can be completed faster if you are able to dedicate more time to your studies, there is no time limit set for this or any other of our courses.

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