This course is for those currently working (or interested in working) with children and young people in a supervisory capacity, primarily in after-school care settings. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain a valuable Level 3 qualification in Playwork – now recognised by Social Services as the most appropriate qualification for working in these settings. T
his full-time course is delivered in one year and includes up to five mornings in College and up to three afternoons on placement. You will study a wide variety of units relating to the job of a playworker in a supervisory role. These include units on the Playwork Principles, Understanding and Supporting Children’s Play and Organisational Management. During the course, you will build up a portfolio of evidence and be assessed in the workplace.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
This qualification will enable you to apply for employment in a supervisory capacity in a range of settings including after-school clubs, day care, play care clubs, play centres, school-aged childcare, full day care and other play settings.
You may at a later stage also be able to progress to further study at Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Playwork or related fields.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria for a Level 3 course. Preference may also be given to those holding a Level 2 qualification in Playwork or Childcare.
The offer of a place on this course will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of an Access NI Criminal Records check and if appropriate a Social Services check
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.