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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Playwork NVQ (QCF) at Activ8 Learning

Course description

The Level 2 Certificate in Playwork (QCF) aims to further develop skills and knowledge required for playworkers or those interested in becoming a playworker. Candidates can access this qualification either through progression from the knowledge gained from the Level 2 Award in Playwork (QCF) or as a direct route to the Certificate. This qualification provides the most up-to-date knowledge for working within the Playwork sector providing progression routes through to employment i.e. the Apprenticeship in Playwork and additional areas. You'll gain the skills to communicate effectively with young people and to help their development through play. This qualification has been designed by both industry and educational experts and provides a flexible approach for various playwork locations and situations.

You could use it to work with school-aged children in play groups, leisure centres and schools. This level 2 certificate will suit you if you have worked in a playwork setting for some time. You would like to progress in your career and take on greater responsibility.

Course content

For the certificate, learners must achieve 25 credits' worth of mandatory units. Sample units are: Playwork principles / Reflective playwork practice / Support the travel of children and young people outside the play environment. You'll cover things like: Promoting positive behaviour / communication / health, safety and well-being.


For the Certificate you will be assessed by both observation of practical demonstration and assignment.

Future opportunities

Completing the qualifications could lead to a role as a: Playworker / Childminder / Holiday centre worker / Holiday representative / Leisure centre assistant / Play therapist / School lunchtime supervisor / Youth and community worker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Activ8 Learning directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year