Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


This course is for you if you are working within a playwork setting with children and young people as a Playwork Practitioner, as outlined in Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) guidelines. You will be required to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and understanding of playwork theories and practice.

Subjects include: Provide a Child-centred Play Space; Promote the Development of Children and Young People Through Play; Promote Positive Relationships in the Play Setting; Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People in the Play Environment; Working with Colleagues; Safeguarding Children and Young People; Reflect and Develop Practice.

There will be onsite assessment and you will be required to prepare a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

You should be in employment or volunteering within a playwork setting. You must be working at playwork practitioner level with responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating playwork practice.

Progression Routes

SVQ Playwork at SCQF Level 9 or PDA Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 8

Start Date





at SCQF Level 7

Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

1 year


Early Learning and Childcare

SCQF Level


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