Online Playwork Course
  • 100% online learning
  • 6 units
  • 90 guided learning hours

Playwork

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 an approach to working with children in which the children themselves control the direction of the play. Rather than it being led or directed by the carer or worker.

The process includes exploration, experimentation with the goal of learning from success and making mistakes, encouraging adaptability and resilience. 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 course will teach you the Playwork Principles and the value of different relationships in playwork. You will learn the impact of positive outcomes in a play setting and how to provide an inclusive play environment.

You will also learn how to provide a framework for play to allow children to explore and experiment in their play safely.

Additionally, the course will cover the importance of reflective practice to help you continually improve the playwork experience for the children in your care.

Getting Started

This course is intended for individuals working in a classroom or childcare setting who want to understand child behaviour and how to manage it more effectively.

This course will provide you with key insight into the causes of challenging behaviour and the ways in which that behaviour can be improved. 

If you’re pursuing a career working with children and/or SEN children then this online course will give you key information to build on. This course will also allow you to build on your knowledge through further studies.

You can enrol and start your learning the very same day via our online portal. That means you don’t have to choose between your education and your existing commitments.

This course can serve as an ideal foundation for wider study in the education or childcare fields. Stonebridge Associated Colleges offer a wide range of courses designed to help you achieve your career goals.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Playwork Diploma

Playwork Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Playwork Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Unit 1: Introduction to Play and Playwork

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will explore the Playwork Principles and the different types of play, research theories of play, and consider the importance of play in learning and development for all ages.

Unit 2: Understand, develop and promote positive relationships in the play environment

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. You will research how you as a practitioner can promote positive outcomes for children and young people in play settings, exploring the various methods of communication and importance of effective communication in building and supporting relationships in the play environment.

Unit 3: An inclusive and challenging play environment

In this unit you will learn how to promote and provide health, safety and security in the play environment while still enabling children and young people to explore risk. You will research the concept and provision of self -directed play and inclusive play for all children and young people.

Unit 4: The management and administration of a playwork provision.

In this unit you will research how to provide an organisational framework for play which includes understanding your legal responsibilities. You will explore children’s rights in respect of play, and the value of teamwork including working with parents and others.

Unit 5: Developing playwork provision and opportunities in the community.

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research community play areas, organized opportunities in the community, urban and rural play areas and the creation of play spaces.

Unit 6: Reflective playwork practice.

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research why and how to reflect, the importance of reflective practice for continuing professional development and for career progression.

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 £30.00).

Playwork

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 an approach to working with children in which the children themselves control the direction of the play. Rather than it being led or directed by the carer or worker.

The process includes exploration, experimentation with the goal of learning from success and making mistakes, encouraging adaptability and resilience. 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 course will teach you the Playwork Principles and the value of different relationships in playwork. You will learn the impact of positive outcomes in a play setting and how to provide an inclusive play environment.

You will also learn how to provide a framework for play to allow children to explore and experiment in their play safely.

Additionally, the course will cover the importance of reflective practice to help you continually improve the playwork experience for the children in your care.

Getting Started

This course is intended for individuals working in a classroom or childcare setting who want to understand child behaviour and how to manage it more effectively.

This course will provide you with key insight into the causes of challenging behaviour and the ways in which that behaviour can be improved. 

If you’re pursuing a career working with children and/or SEN children then this online course will give you key information to build on. This course will also allow you to build on your knowledge through further studies.

You can enrol and start your learning the very same day via our online portal. That means you don’t have to choose between your education and your existing commitments.

This course can serve as an ideal foundation for wider study in the education or childcare fields. Stonebridge Associated Colleges offer a wide range of courses designed to help you achieve your career goals.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Playwork Diploma

Playwork Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Playwork Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

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

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Unit 1: Introduction to Play and Playwork

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will explore the Playwork Principles and the different types of play, research theories of play, and consider the importance of play in learning and development for all ages.

Unit 2: Understand, develop and promote positive relationships in the play environment

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. You will research how you as a practitioner can promote positive outcomes for children and young people in play settings, exploring the various methods of communication and importance of effective communication in building and supporting relationships in the play environment.

Unit 3: An inclusive and challenging play environment

In this unit you will learn how to promote and provide health, safety and security in the play environment while still enabling children and young people to explore risk. You will research the concept and provision of self -directed play and inclusive play for all children and young people.

Unit 4: The management and administration of a playwork provision.

In this unit you will research how to provide an organisational framework for play which includes understanding your legal responsibilities. You will explore children’s rights in respect of play, and the value of teamwork including working with parents and others.

Unit 5: Developing playwork provision and opportunities in the community.

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research community play areas, organized opportunities in the community, urban and rural play areas and the creation of play spaces.

Unit 6: Reflective playwork practice.

This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research why and how to reflect, the importance of reflective practice for continuing professional development and for career progression.

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 £30.00).
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