P3 - Playwork: Principles into Practice

To meet the play needs of all children in Wales and all those who work where children play, Play Wales has developed a suite of qualifications known as Playwork: Principles into Practice or P3

These consist of a level 2 and a level 3 playwork qualification. They have been extensively piloted in Wales, and are available as a qualification on the Qualifications Credit Framework, endorsed by SkillsActive, the sector skills council for active leisure, learning and wellbeing.

P3 can be delivered in English or in Welsh.

Each qualification comprises an Award, Certificate and Diploma, with specially designed learning materials available for each part.

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Working in partnership 

Play Wales is working in partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales to deliver P3 qualifications across Wales.

Whilst Play Wales remains an approved Centre for P3 delivery, to secure the future sustainability of the qualification, we are building on the successful existing partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales. It is well placed to deliver playwork qualifications due to its experience in delivering youth work and community development qualifications in community settings. 

Play Wales is confident that the skills and knowledge of Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales' staff team will ensure improvements in support for P3 learners, trainers and assessors. 

For information about upcoming P3 courses in your area please visit the Events section or contact Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales

Application form

If you are interested in undertaking a P3 level 2 or 3 qualification please complete and return Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales' application form