Playwork Diploma CACHE (RQF) (NVQ) Level 3

Overview

Why choose the Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level 4?

In-work training, and lifelong learning are as important as ever, as public and private companies seek to ensure compliance with legal requirements and competencies. Further education is an often more vocational pathway for learners who did not choose an academic route, and as university fees have become limiting to many potential students, further education has become a popular fast and cost-effective route to a meaningful career. All of this means there are ever more openings for teachers, tutors and trainers in FE and specialist training companies, so if you love teaching and learning, but you don’t really want to work in school, this Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level 4 could be a way to fast-track your career and really make a difference to some people’s lives.

If you already work as an assessor in a specific area of education and training – for example, in health and social care, or in health and safety – you will be able to gain this teaching qualification which will expand your options of employment.

The Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level 4 will provide you with a strong understanding of the different roles and responsibilities in education and training. This course is comprehensive, as you’ll learn how to plan for the needs of learners, to deliver inclusive teaching and learning, and to assess their progress. You’ll also learn how to develop, prepare, and use resources for learning and development.

What’s the deal with the work placement?

To complete the Certificate in Training and Education (RQF) Level 4, you are required to have at least 30 hours of teaching experience or practice. This can be paid or voluntary, so if you already work in an educational setting, you will have an advantage. You will be responsible for arranging your own placement, so if you aren’t currently employed in a relevant role, you should look into placement opportunities as soon as possible.

You will be provided with a comprehensive guide to setting up your placement, including details of the sorts of activities you will need to complete. If you are already in a schools setting, but you don’t normally do these activities with the children you support, you will need to make further arrangements to ensure you fulfil the requirements of the course.

Modules for this course

Unit One: Understand Playwork Principles (J/602/1798)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the role of, and need for, play
  • Understand children and young people’s rights in relation to play
  • Understand the role of the playwork team in supporting children and young people’s play

Unit Two: Understand children and young people’s self-directed play (L/602/1799)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the nature of freely chosen, self-directed play
  • Understand the key concepts involved in children and young people’s play
  • Understand how to balance requirements for health, safety and welfare with the need for stimulation, challenge and risk
  • Be able to reflect on children and young people’s play

Unit Three: Understand how to safeguard the well being of children and young people (Y/601/1695)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
  • Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people
  • Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed
  • Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied
  • Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing
  • Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people

Unit Four: Understand the organisational framework for play (T/602/1800)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the rights of children and young people in a playwork context
  • Understand how to contribute to strategies, policies and procedures that reflect children and young people’s rights

Unit Five: Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people (M/601/1699)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how the social, economic and cultural environment can impact on the outcomes and life chances of children and young people
  • Understand how practitioners can make a positive difference in outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the possible impact of disability, special requirements (additional needs) and attitudes on positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people

Unit Six: Understand relationships in the play environment (A/602/1801)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to develop relationships with children and young people
  • Understand how to support communication with children and young people
  • Be able to support communication with children and young people
  • Understand how to support children and young people in developing relationships with others
  • Understand how to communicate with adults

Unit Seven: Understand health, safety and security in the play environment (F/602/1802)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the requirements for health, safety and security in the play environment
  • Understand health, safety and security procedures in a play setting
  • Understand how to assess risk in a play environment
  • Understand how to respond to accidents and other emergencies in a play environment
  • Understand hygiene practices in a play environment

Unit Eight: Understand how to plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play (J/602/1803)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to plan for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to create play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to support children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Understand how to help children and young people manage risk during play

Unit Nine: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (A/601/1429)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand what is required for competence in own work role
  • Be able to reflect on practice
  • Be able to evaluate own performance
  • Be able to agree a personal development plan
  • Be able to use learning opportunities and reflective practice to contribute to personal development

Unit Ten: Contribute to an organisational framework that reflects the needs and protects the rights of children and young people (L/602/1804)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to research children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to consult on children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to contribute to procedures that reflect children and young people’s needs and rights
  • Be able to promote a diverse and inclusive play environment

Unit Eleven: Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure play environment for children and young people (R/602/1805)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to establish a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and young people
  • Be able to maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children and young people
  • Be able to implement procedures for accidents, injuries, illnesses and other emergencies

Unit Twelve: Develop and promote positive relationships in the play environment (Y/602/1806)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop relationships with children and young people in a play environment
  • Be able to communicate with children and young people in a play environment
  • Be able to support children and young people in developing relationships in the play environment
  • Be able to communicate with adults in the play environment

Unit Thirteen: Plan for and support children and young people’s self-directed play (D/602/1807)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to collect information on children and young people’s play needs and preferences
  • Be able to analyse information on children and young people’s play needs and preferences
  • Be able to plan play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Be able to prepare play spaces for children and young people’s self-directed play
  • Be able to support children and young people’s self directed play
  • Be able to support children and young people to manage risk during self-directed play

Unit Fourteen: Work with colleagues in a playwork team (J/602/1834)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to contribute to the work of a playwork team
  • Be able to provide support to colleagues in a playwork team
  • Be able to respond to conflict in a playwork team
  • Understand how to contribute to the work of a playwork team
  • Understand how to provide support to colleagues in a playwork team
  • Understand how to respond to conflict in a playwork team

Unit Fifteen: Engage with parents, carers and families in a play environment (L/602/1835)

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Be able to develop relationships with parents, carers and families
  • Be able to communicate with parents, carers and families
  • Be able to support effective parenting as a playworker
  • Understand how to develop relationships with parents, carers and families
  • Understand how to communicate with parents, carers and families
  • Understand how to support effective parenting as a playworker

 

Requirements

Although this course does not require any formal qualifications, you will need to have at least 30 hours of practical teaching experience in order to complete the curriculum, so if you do not already work in an educational environment, you must arrange your own work placement to achieve this. 3 hours of your teaching practice must be submitted as audio-visual evidence, and these should not be just one teaching session, but should be separate occasions to show your competency, development, and progression.

The purpose of the work placement is for you and your assessor to gather evidence of the practical application of your newly acquired knowledge and skills.

In addition to the above, you will be required to take an initial assessment in English, Maths, and ICT. This will help you identify your development needs and if needed, you will have to agree a personal action plan to address any key issues. If you already have an action plan from this assessment elsewhere, your record of development needs, and your action plan will need to be reviewed and updated as required.

Assessment

You’ll get a question paper at the end of each lesson, and this should take you around 1-2 hours to complete. These papers, once marked by your assessor, will enable your tutor to continually monitor your progress and provide help and advice where needed. The course is estimated to require around 140 hours of study time in total.

Qualification number: 50109972

To gain the qualification you will need to successfully complete all the units in the course.
Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.

CACHE

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) qualification. This qualification is listed on the QCF (Qualification Number: 601/2629/2).

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Developing your career

How can I follow up my Certificate in Education and Training (RQF) Level 4?

Trainee teachers and trainers come from all kinds of professional backgrounds and are needed in almost every industry and sector out there. For example, some workplaces maintain in-house training; colleges provide further education to students who want face-to-face vocational learning; and many private companies have been set up to deliver essential training in particular sectors, for example in health and social care.

You will be able to work in many educational roles in colleges, community education centres, and hospitals, as well as in a variety of settings including commercial and industrial companies, or in HR and personnel for large companies or for the armed forces.

If you would prefer to continue studying after the completion of this certificate, you will be able to progress your career by studying for the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training and later apply for the QTLS through the Institute for Learning.

You could also take a slightly different route afterwards, and progress to the Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) QCF Level 3.

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Further Information

Course ref: 50109972

Course starts: Anytime

Guided Learning Hours: 486

Level: 3

Modules: 15

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