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Playwork – Level 3 Remote Diploma

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About the course

This qualification covers the knowledge and skills needed when working unsupervised and requires the learner to demonstrate these in the workplace with children from 4-16yrs.  The Playwork Principles and Practice will be further explored as you progress through the units of work

To find out more details or to book one of these learning pathways, email the employability team: or call 01952 642554

(Mon-Thur 8.30am-5pm, Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Places are limited, bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Topics and units

Alongside your practical experience, some of the areas you will study include:

  • Understand Play and the Playwork Principles
  • Creating Supporting Environments for Children’s Play
  • Understand How to Support the Safeguarding of Children in the Playwork Setting
  • Understand Organisational Frameworks to Protect the Rights of Children
  • Understand Play and Wellbeing
  • Understand Relationships in the Playwork Setting
  • Understand Health, Safety and Security in the Playwork Setting

Entry requirements

  • Suitable for those with experience in the sector aged 19+
  • Someone with excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Level 4 or above in GCSE English

Additional information

What are the benefits to a remote diploma?

  • Remote access to resources, tools and recorded content
  • Self-study at a time to suit you
  • Time to reflect on practice
  • Time to reflect on experiences in your area of work
  • Weekly support and guidance from an assessor
  • Assignments completed and uploaded online
  • Employer and employee lead


Distance learning


1 year

Start date

Training programmes start in January 2024




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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
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13 November 2024
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
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