Playwork Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning: Level 2

The Level 2 Playwork Certificate is a 12- month course, delivered in the workplace. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria.


This is an ideal qualification for unemployed individuals with a focussed career ambition, volunteers and unqualified new employees working in schools, leisure centres and a variety of other setting with children aged 4 to 14 years.

You will study a selection of topics that will link to your working practices including:

  • Playwork principles
  • Understanding self-directed play
  • Understanding safeguarding children
  • Understanding health &safety
  • Developing workplace communication and relationships

How you will learn

A dedicated Tutor/Assessor will support you throughout your study programme on a tutorial basis providing a versatile and flexible approach to your learning. Your work placement commitment should be a minimum of 12 hours a week in a playwork environment.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed continually throughout your learning using a variety of assessment methods including written work, assessor observations, testimonies and work evidence captured in the work setting.

All Trainer / Assessors have industry experience

Special entry requirements

You are required to hold a disclosure and barring service check (DBS); this allows you to access the work setting.

Progression Opportunities

  • Playwork practitioner
  • Progression to Playwork Level 3 Diploma


£800 inclusive of registration and certification fees.

Regardless of personal circumstances or employment status, fees maybe waivered should you meet specific eligibility criteria. Further information is available enquiry.