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

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  • Offer expires 31st October 2017
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If you really like to be around kids and engage in enjoyable, fun activities with them, then you'll be interested in our Diploma in Playwork. Being a playworker involves planning and taking part in play and leisure activities and supporting and safeguarding children. Playworks mainly work with children outside of school settings, including youth clubs, after-school clubs and playschemes.

What you'll learn and study on the course

You'll learn all about playwork principles, the key concepts involved in children and young people’s play, how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people, the rights of children and young people in a playwork context, how to develop relationships with children and young people, the requirements for health, safety and security in the play environment and hygiene practices in a play environment.

What you can do after with it

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 or a Playwork Development Officer.

You could gain employment in a wide range of settings including nurseries, sports centres, afterschool clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday play clubs, children’s centres and mobile play buses.

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.

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This course is the official British Computer Society (BCS) ECDL course. The qualification has been designed to map directly into the ITQ. (for more information please see: http://www.bcs.org/category/16699). When you gain the ECDL certificate you will also receive the ITQ certification. In order to gain the ECDL certificate you must sit the exam at a registered ECDL test centre (when you search for your nearest test centre simply select “ECDL/ITQ” and “Testing only” from the available options and then click “Go Find”). If you would like to find your nearest test centre please see:http://apps.bcs.org/fac/.

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.

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.

Is there government funding available for doing this course?

Yes, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan with this course. We are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. You can access your Advanced Learner Loan if you meet the criteria. Two main conditions are:

  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • You need to be a UK citizen.
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Registration Fee £37.25
Repayments: No Payments until salary reaches £21,000
Total Price: £2,882.00
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You can enrol today and pay much, much later

You can access your course information straight away. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

*Cashback will be paid to you once you have finished paying for your course in full. For more information, please see our cash back terms and conditions. The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course. (APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.
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Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, Dimensions Training Solutions offers considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.

Enhanced course content

Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.

You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.

Additional personal support

A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues. Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.

You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date” and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.


The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses

Features Course funded
by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans
Course funded privately
Personal Student Support Officer assigned to you
Personal Assessor Support assigned to you Automatic embedding of 6 key Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) in course
10 EILS available
Individual Learning Plan with a set “finish date”
Flexible deadline to finish your course
Online study delivery
Postal study delivery
Payment in full or in instalments while you study
Eligibility requirement for loan
Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.
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