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Playwork Level 2 Certificate at Reading College

Course description

This qualification is an introduction to the primary aspects of working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16 in play environments.

If you enjoy working with children and young people, supporting and caring for them, providing them opportunities for self-directed play and want to progress into a career working with in the children, youth and health and social care sectors, this is a great introduction to these working environments.

Course content

Provides learners with an understanding of the importance of play and playwork in children and young people’s lives.

A Level 2 qualification in playwork and experience working with children in playwork settings.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE Grade D or above including maths and English. OR Level 1 in Child Care and Health and Social Care or equivalent.

Future opportunities

Learners can progress to Level 3 Playwork qualifications, Level 3 Child Care or Level 3 Health and Social Care

Further information

This course involves attending a placement. You will be offered GSCE's with your course to enable you to progress.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.