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Your playwork apprenticeship questions answered
How will I be assessed?
You will study a variety of mandatory and optional units which will reflect your playwork practice. Your Assessor will use a wide range of assessment methods in order to collect evidence for your portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and competency. Assessment will be ongoing throughout your qualification and will include observations, written questions and professional discussions.
How will the qualifications be achieved?
The Playwork framework comprises of a range of mandatory and optional units. Learners will be supported by a dedicated Assessor throughout their qualification, together with Tutors for the Essential Skills qualifications. The framework will be delivered via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions and a portfolio of evidence collected via our e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.
What can I do next?
There are a wide range of job roles available for people with playwork qualifications including youth and community worker, childminder and playworker. You can also progress on to further Playwork qualifications upon successful completion of your framework.
What qualifications will I achieve?
On completion of your framework, you will achieve your Diploma in Playwork, an Award in Employment Awareness and two Essential Skills in Application of Number and Communications.
What support will I get?
Once you have registered with us, you will be given access to our e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to help you complete your framework. You will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver your framework via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions
Who is the playwork apprenticeship aimed at?
The Playwork apprenticeships are designed for people who want a career in playwork working with school-aged children in play groups, leisure centres and schools. The apprenticeships are work-based qualifications, so you will need to be in an appropriate playwork setting where you will be assessed and able to develop your portfolio of evidence.
Why chose us?
We can help you to choose a training course that is right for you and we will help you to develop the skills and experience you need before moving on to a full apprenticeship, employment or further training.
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