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  • Matthew Paminter

Playworker Level 2 Apprenticeship Now LIVE!

At Quest we are now offering the Level 2 Diploma in Playwork Apprenticeship

This programme is designed for apprentices who want to further develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours for a job role involving supporting play. Successful completion of this programme will lead to an Apprenticeship Certificate as a Playworker.

Playworkers may work in local community settings, such as After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Kids Clubs and Adventure Playgrounds. Playwork job roles vary according to the type of service being provided and children being supported.

What does a Playworker Apprenticeship involve?

The broad purpose of the occupation is to care for and support children in taking responsibility for themselves and their own playing, whilst creating a stimulating and adventurous space for children to lean and explore in their own way. The focus of all play settings is on child directed and child controlled play, with the playworkers planning for and providing an ever-changing environment that allows the children to choose how they play. Playworkers will observe and monitor the children's play for their development, engagement and safety, bothy physically and mentally.

What we Offer

  • Level 2 Diploma in Playwork

  • 6 hours a week off-the-job training

  • Level 2 functional skills in Maths and English

Programme of Study

The period of learning, development and assessment is managed by the employer, in most cases with the support of the training provider. The pace of the programme will be driven by the apprentice, but the apprenticeship will usually be a minimum of 18 months, prior to the end-point assessment taking place.

Off-the-job learning hours

This will equate to 20% of the apprentices working hours, Some examples of off-the job training include:

  • Meetings with tutor

  • Online Learning

  • Supervised learning

  • Attending a review/appraisal

  • Workshops

  • Learning about a new product/service/skill

This equates to approximately 6 learning hours a week over the duration of the programme based on a 30 hour working week.

End- Point Assessment Plan

The End-Point Assessment is planned with the Independent End-Point Assessor, Employer and Apprentice. The End-Point Assessment takes place at the end of the apprentice's learning and is required to be completed within 3 months form the start of the End-Point Assessment period.


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