SVQ Level 3 Playwork

Course Content

This is a work-based qualification and all evidence produced must be in relation to the individual's job role and responsibility. The award is made up of nine units, five of which are mandatory: Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people; Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children; Develop and promote positive relationships; Plan and support self-directed play; Reflect on and develop practice. In addition to the above, four further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be in continuous employment in a Children and Young People setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 6 months' experience. They must have a sound understanding of current guidance and frameworks, legislation, policies and procedures applicable to the work setting. Selection will be by interview.

Method of Assessment


Future Prospects

Recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for registration requirements.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Off Site

  • Start Date


  • SCQF Level


  • Duration


  • Subject Area

    Children & Young People

  • Course Fee


  • All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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