Childcare & Early Years Education

CACHE Playwork Diploma - N061

Off Site Part Time Level 3 Duration 2 years

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This course has multiple start dates throughout the academic year. To achieve the Diploma students will need to complete a total of 65 credits. (46 credits must from the mandatory units and 19 credits from a choice of option units). Candidates are expected to develop and demonstrate knowledge and practical competence to a national standard at level 3.

Course Details

This award is designed for those working as experienced playwork practitioners with a range of responsibilities in face-to-face roles with children, young people (aged 4-16 years) in a variety of playwork settings.

Entry Guidelines
This qualification is for experienced practitioners who do not have a formal qualification in childcare. It is essential that you are an experienced playwork practitioner: having at least 6 months experience and working a minimum of 12 hours per week before commencing on the programme. Personal roles and responsibilities within the setting will be discussed in detail at interview.
  • You must have read the setting's Child Protection Policy and understand your role within this, prior to interview.
  • GCSE Grade 4/C in English (or equivalent).
  • You will require the skills to communicate with children at various stages in their development and with managers, parents, carers and other professionals
  • Office use only. Non Standard 15a.
Assessment Method

Assessment is via an e-portfolio.

Additional Information

Good organisational and time management skills are essential in order to plan and achieve this award within the timescale. It is essential you demonstrate commitment to this course through high motivation, including full attendance and independent study. Throughout your course you will be supported by a trainer assessor who will complete observations in your workplace/placement.

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Dates are available throughout the year

REF N061N001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £2600.00

There are no discounts for this course, however an Advanced Learner Loan is available.

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The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

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