Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork

This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards for Playwork and will develop the knowledge needed when working in playwork settings. It covers the theories and principles of play and playwork, risk management and how to support the needs and rights of children to create diverse play environments.
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Who is it suitable for?

Early Years practitioners who would like to broaden their knowledge and work in playwork settings.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 18 years old and hold a Level 3 Early Years qualification. We do not set any other entry requirements.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Award requires 12 credits.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as written information, oral questions, reflection on own practice or direct observation.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, as this is a knowledge-only qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 12 months or less.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ).


• Hospital Playwork Practitioner
• Holiday Club Practitioner
• After School Club Practitioner
• Adventure Centre Practitioner.


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