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City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

Course Code: C3439
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
02 Jun 19
Time: 00:00-00:00

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.

This 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.

Career Opportunities / Progression

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.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at

Preference may also be given to those holding a Level 2 qualification in Playwork.

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 applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary, Tel: 028 9026 5448 or email: [email protected]