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

Reflective reports and observations within an e-portfolio.

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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