SVQ Level 4 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, including four mandatory units: Work with colleagues and other partners to develop an organisational framework for play; Develop, manage and review operational plans for play provision; Establish and develop working relationships; Reflect on and develop practice. Five further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be in continuous employment at a Manager/Lead Practitioner level in a playwork setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 1 years’ 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

Completion allows learners to prove occupational competency and advance their professional development towards the benchmark standards for childhood practice. Recognised by the SSSC for registration requirements.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Work-based/Flexible Learning

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • 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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