Playwork

Enriching childhoods through play

Our Level 2 to Level 5 playwork qualifications have been meticulously designed for anyone who wants to work with children or young people, or is already working with them.

Within the playwork sector, this means working with children or young people in a less structured or formal setting than a school or nursery. That can include in an after-school or holiday club, or in adventure playgrounds or youth groups. In each case, however, they are environments in which children and young people can be encouraged to challenge themselves through play, enabling them to learn about risk in a safe yet stimulating situation.

Developed by playwork experts, our qualifications provide the skills and knowledge that everyone who works in play is expected to have.

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The job roles our qualifications cover

CACHE playwork qualifications are vital to many key roles in the sector, including:

Play Development Officers

Working for local authorities managing, implementing and monitoring a local Play Strategy.

Playwork-qualified Youth Workers

Can be working as part of a team running environmental projects, residential activities or outdoor education.

Higher level qualifications can lead to careers such as Playwork Development Officer and Supervisor or Manager of any playwork provision setting.

Qualifications

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