The aim of the Diploma (NVQ) is to confirm the Learner’s competence to work in a Level 2 and Level 3 work role in a playwork environment such as after school club or a holiday club. It requires the Learner to demonstrate the full application of skills, knowledge and understanding based on the National Occupational Standards, over a period of time in a real work environment. This is reflected by including ‘(NVQ)’ in the qualification title.

Course Delivery, Assessment and Duration

The course will last for approximately 1 year.  Learners will be allocated an Assessor from our Assessment Team who will plan and carry out work-based assessment to build a portfolio of evidence. Learners are required to complete online assignments to build their portfolio alongside workplace assessment.

If you hold an Early Years Qualification and would like to transfer your skills to Playwork we deliver the Award in Transition to Playwork from Early Years Qualification in addition to our level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Playwork.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for the Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Playwork. However, it is expected that all Learners will have a good level of literacy to achieve the qualification and will need to be working in a playwork setting to meet the assessment requirements.