Playwork Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: CC444
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: National Council Further Education
  • Study Mode: Full time

A one year course with no exams preparing you for a role as a playworker.

You will study several mandatory units, and this will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in play environments.

You will be found a placement in a play environment where you will gain valuable experience of the role and responsibilities of a Playworker.

You will also study Maths and English at GCSE if you do not already have a grade 4 or above. 

What will I study?

You will study a range of units that include playwork principles, supporting play, relationships in the play environment, safeguarding and reflective playwork practice.

You will take part in charity events, volunteering opportunities and team building exercises to support your employability skills.

Entry Requirements

4 x GCSE’s D / 3 or above (1 in English and 1 in Maths)

How will I be assessed?

There are no formal exams but you will build a portfolio of evidence. All units are internally assessed using a range of methods which could include direct observation of practice, professional discussion, reflection on own practice in real work situations and tasks set by us.

What can I do next?

You can progress on to a Level 3 qualification in playwork.

Able to take the  opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in playwork or childcare.


Your Study Programme

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You will study in our £18.3 million Beacon Centre which houses practical teaching rooms for care, cooking and creative activities. You will also have full use of the dedicated IT suites, library and resource centre, where you will have access to over 60 computers and 45,000 books. You will also have free WiFi access across the campus.

Enrichment & Employability

All Childhood Studies learners will participate in 800 hours of work experience in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, nurseries, and childrens play centres.  Work experience is a vital part for all of the Childcare programmes and is essential for learners to be successful. You may also wish to take on voluntary work or paid summer work such as Camp America or local play schemes.

Students will have the opportunity to gain first aid quaifications and take part in the virtual baby programme.

Many learners engage in fund raising by holding an end of year musical, coffee mornings and soup kitchen volunteering.

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