Apprenticeships in Playwork

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Playwork

An introduction to the primary aspects of working in a supervised role with children and young people between the ages of 4 and 16 in play environments including after school and holiday clubs.  It provides an understanding of the importance of play and playwork in children and young people's lives.  Apprentices must complete 12 mandatory units and a selection of optional units to achieve the qualification.

 

Mandatory Units Include:
  • Playwork Principles
  • Working within a play environment with children and young people
  • Developing own playwork and team practice
  • Reflective playwork practice
  • Help to improve own practice and the work of the playwork team
  • Work with children and young people to create play spaces and freely-chosen, self-directed play
Duration 13 months
Training:
  • One-off induction
  • Monthly college workshops or work-based supported learning
  • On-the-job assessments
  • Employer led work related skills training
  • There will also be extra sessions for functional skills if required
Suitable for: Those who are new to playwork
Apprenticeship Includes:
  • Level 2 Diploma in Playwork
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1 or 2 (depending on prior qualifications)

 

Advanced Apprenticeship

Playwork

This qualification provides detailed information about playwork, working with children and young people between the ages of 4 and 16.  The course allows apprentices to achieve an understanding of the management of play environments, the line management of other staff and the knowledge and skills required when working unsupervised.  The apprentice will need to display these skills in the workplace and complete 13 mandatory units and a selection of optional units to achieve the qualification.

 

Mandatory Units Include:

  • Understand children and young people's self-directed play
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand relationships in the play environment
  • 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
Duration: 13 months
Training:
  • One-off induction
  • Monthly college workshops or work-based supported learning
  • On-the-job assessments
  • Employer led work related skills training
  • There will also be extra sessions for functional skills if required
Suitable For: Those who have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Playwork or have been working in playwork for some time.
Apprenticeship Includes:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English at Level 1 or 2 (depending on prior qualifications)

 

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