- Course Code: CC444
- Duration: 1 year
- Validated by: National Council Further Education
- Study Mode: Full time
This is a one year course that prepares you for a role as a playworker.
You will study in the state of the art Beacon centre and undertake a placement in a play environment that will enable you to develop valuable experience of the role and responsibilities of a Playworker.
If you haven't achieved a Grade 4 or above in Maths and English, you will also have to retake these subjects.
Childcare is an extremely varied and rewarding career, offering opportunities to work within a nursery setting with babies and toddlers, or teaching young children in schools.
Possible careers include Early Years Practitioner; Nursery Manager; Primary School Teacher; Social Worker; Support worker within a children's residential home; and a Teaching Assistant.
Blackburn College are proud partners with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and The Forest School learning experience.
- What will I study?
You will study a range of units that include:-
- playwork principles
- supporting play
- relationships in the play environment
- and reflective playwork practice.
You will take part in charity events, volunteering opportunities and team building exercises to support your employability skills.
- Entry Requirements
You will need 4 x GCSE’s D / 3 or above including Maths and English, or completion of a Level 1 course.
A successful DBS check will be required.
- How will I be assessed?
There are no formal exams but over the course, 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 your own practice in real work situations and tasks set by Blackburn College.
- What can I do next?
You can progress on to a Level 3 qualification in Playwork.
You will also be able to take the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in Playwork or Childcare.
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