OverviewPlaywork CACHE Level 3 Diploma
This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of the Level 3 playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It provides an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff. The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working unsupervised.
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You must be at least 18 years old. For the Diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
The learner must achieve 46 credits from 13 mandatory units, plus a
minimum of 19 credits from the optional units. The mandatory units are:
- Understand Playwork Principles
- Understand children and young people’s self-directed Play
- Understand how to Safeguard the well-being of Children and Young People
- Understand the organisational framework for play
- Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
- Understand relationships in the play environment
- Understand health, safety and security in the play environment
- Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play
- Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people
- 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
Optional Units will be chosen to suit job-role.
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. You will have to access an e-portfolio, complete written assignments, activities, and undertake online learning. An assessor will also visit you in the placement to carry out observations.
You will gain:
- NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
Course progression: Learners achieving the Level 3 Diploma can progress onto a degree in a related discipline
Career progression: Preparation or continual professional development for employment within a play work environment
It is highly recommended that you purchase the qualification course book.
The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.
If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free, as part of the National Skills Fund.Part-time Fee Flow Chart
If you are aged 24 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
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- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.