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L2 and L3 in Playwork

Playwork at Level 2 and Level 3 supports individuals whose role is to support play and learning before and after school. As part of your learning, you will consider the principles, nature and value of playwork, as well as the knowledge and understanding required by playworkers to develop and support child and young person relationships and to maintain health, safety and security in the play environment.

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Additional Information

Location: Work Based or Self-Study

Duration: 12 – 18 Months

Entry Requirements: You should hold a contract of employment and be employed for a minimum of 16hrs per week.

Why is this qualification of value to you and the school?

This qualification will help to increase your confidence and skills that are required in breakfast and after school clubs.

Course Content

Example Units:

UNIT PW 2-16 – Playwork Principles

This unit covers the principles underpinning playwork practice. Upon completion of this unit, you will understand the nature and value of play, and how to implement your knowledge within the setting.

UNIT PW 2-19 – Relationships in the Play Environment

This unit covers the knowledge and understanding you need to develop and support relationships with children and young people.


This qualification can be fully funded within an Apprenticeship framework. Alternatively, it is available commercially as a stand-alone qualification. At present, Level 2 qualifications are not eligible for Advanced Learner Loans.

However, the Level 3 qualification is available through the Advanced Learner Loan. Please get in touch for more information.

Next Steps

1 – Contact us today to let us know that you are interested

2 – We will arrange a time for one of our team to come and see you.

3 – Complete enrolment and book your first session.