Diploma in Playwork CACHE Level 3 (RQF) (NVQ) Course 15 Lessons only
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Diploma in Playwork CACHE Level 3 (RQF) (NVQ)
The Level 3 Playwork Diploma (NVQ) (QRN: 501/0997/2) will give you the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be a playworker at Level 3 based on the National Occupational Standards. The course is designed for those people who want to work with children and young people between 4 – 16 years of age in a wide variety of play environments in a supervisory role.
This is the ideal course for anyone who enjoys being active and playing with children. As a fully qualified playworker you will be responsible for planning and taking part in play and leisure activities. You will also support and safeguard children
If you are considering a career as a Playworker you need to have a responsible and caring attitude towards the children and parents/carers of the children you are working with, this will require a good level of patience.
What can I do on completion of the Playwork (NVQ) course?
Once you have your Playwork qualification you will be able to work in a number of supervisory roles as:
Manager of any Playwork Provision
Playwork Development Officer
"Qualified and experienced Playworker can earn £12,000+ depending on responsibilities." - Source: National Careers Service
Am I required to do a placement?
In order to achieve your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification you will be required to be working/have a voluntary placement in a real play environment so that your tutor will be able to assess and observe your knowledge and skills in a real work situation. This could be in settings such as:
- Sports Centres
- Afterschool clubs
- Breakfast clubs
- Holiday play clubs
- Children’s Centres
- Mobile play buses
- Play schemes
How can I progress further with my studies?
On completion of your CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) qualification you will either be able to go into or employment, or if you would like to study further CACHE also offer higher level courses in the Childcare and Education Sector such as the Level 4 Certificate in Playwork and Level 5 Diploma in Playwork.
Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...
You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:
- You need to be aged 19 or over
- You need to be a UK citizen.
Would a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan make any difference to my course?
Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, "Dimensions Training Solutions" deliver your course and it does offer considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.
Enhanced course content
Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.
You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.
Additional personal support
A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues.
Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.
You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date" and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.
The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses when you enrol from the Stonebridge website
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