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Playwork (Level 3)

Edinburgh College

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

The SVQ Playwork course is a workplace based qualification designed for those who are currently employed in a playwork or childcare setting. The role of a playworker is to support all children and young people in the creation of a space in which they can play. The Playwork Principles define play as:

“A process that is freely chosen personally directed and intrinsically motivated. Children and young people determine and control the content and intent of their play, by following their own instincts, ideas and interests, in their own way for their own reasons.”


Current theories from early learning and playwork focus on the ways that children develop resilience and self-confidence through self-directed play opportunities. You will be assigned an individual assessor who will observe your work practice and support you throughout this qualification.

The course will take place over 18 months and will include a range of different learning opportunities: classes tutorial sessions, online learning and research, reflections and tasks. On completion, you will be eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a practitioner.

Entry Requirements

Two Highers or relevant NC or other relevant National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You must be working within a playwork or childcare setting. Group Interview.

Progression Routes

SVQ Level 4 in Playwork; PDA Childhood Practice (Level 8)

Start Date

October

Qualification

SVQ

Award

at SCQF Level 7

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

18 months

Department

Childhood Practice

SCQF Level

7