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Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Work-Based Learning
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    16 months

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Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

Part-time Courses

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Course Description

The Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (QCF) aims to provide candidates with the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required to work in a supervisory role within the Playwork sector. Therefore, on successful completion of this qualification candidates will have demonstrated the essential skills in employment.

Entry Criteria

Learners must be in employment in a child care setting (undertaking play activities)

The Level 3 is recommended for staff working in a more senior position with responsibilities over staff and activities compared to the Level 2.

You must be over 18 years of age.


Observations, direct learning from the individual, professional discussions, and witness testimonies from the employer.

It is possible for an individual to complete this course through the medium of Welsh or English.

Work will be on one file an e portfolio.


Written work, observations, discussions etc.

A minimum of 18 hours of observations are needed to do the level 3 qualification.


To do the CCPLD level 4 as long as in a management position

Other details

Course type: Part-time Courses

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Personal Learning Account
  • Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

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Health & Social Care

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