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Playwork

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6 units
6 guided
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Playwork

Our Playwork course is divided into six units, each of which deals with one or more learning outcomes related to one or more aspects of Play and Playwork.

About Playwork

Once you have completed the entire Playwork Course you will have achieved all the learning outcomes.

By the end of the Playwork course you will be able to:

  • Understand Playwork Principles and different types of play.
  • Understand the value of different relationships in playwork and their impact on positive outcomes within play settings
  • Understand how to provide an inclusive and challenging play environment
  • Understand how to provide an organisational framework for play
  • Understand how to develop playwork provision and create play opportunities in the community
  • Understand the importance of reflective practice for practitioners

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.

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

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Playwork Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

Playwork

Our Playwork course is divided into six units, each of which deals with one or more learning outcomes related to one or more aspects of Play and Playwork.

About Playwork

Once you have completed the entire Playwork Course you will have achieved all the learning outcomes.

By the end of the Playwork course you will be able to:

  • Understand Playwork Principles and different types of play.
  • Understand the value of different relationships in playwork and their impact on positive outcomes within play settings
  • Understand how to provide an inclusive and challenging play environment
  • Understand how to provide an organisational framework for play
  • Understand how to develop playwork provision and create play opportunities in the community
  • Understand the importance of reflective practice for practitioners

Modules

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.

Requirements

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

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Playwork Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

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

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