Award in Playwork Practice

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Play Wales developed the Level 2 Award in Playwork Practice (L2APP) qualification to respond to the needs of the play and playwork workforce in Wales.

L2APP is intended to provide a good foundation of knowledge of children’s play and a playwork approach for practitioners working face to face with children in a range of settings. It is intended to meet the needs of:

  • Practitioners in childcare settings wishing to increase their understanding of playwork
  • Community based holiday play schemes.
     

L2APP can also be offered as optional or continuing professional development training to provide better understanding and practice to a range of staff working to support play for children up to the age of 16 including: lunchtime supervisors, youth workers, childcare staff, community development and hospital staff.

This award is the entry level qualification for progression onto the Agored Cymru Level 2 Certificate Playwork: Principles into Practice.

Content

L2APP consists of two units:

  • Unit 1 – Understanding a playwork approach

  • Unit 2 – Application of a playwork approach.
     

The ‘Application of a playwork approach’ unit is based on practical skill and learners will be expected to submit a range of evidence to demonstrate their competence in the workplace.

The two units include content on:

  • What is play

  • The importance of play

  • Legislation and policy

  • Playwork theory

  • Playwork intervention

  • Risk management

  • Creating spaces for playing

  • Inclusion

  • Reflective practice.

 

Get involved

To register your interest in Level 2 Award in Playwork Practice (L2APP) courses being run by our partner Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, please complete an application form.

Course delivery

Play Wales has worked in partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales to develop teaching and learning materials for delivery of L2APP. These learning materials are only  available for courses being run by Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales and approved centres.

To ensure robust quality assurance of this new qualification, Agored Cymru will only approve centres to deliver L2APP if they have signed up to partnership arrangements for quality assurance with Play Wales.

If you would like more information on accessing the L2APP qualification or becoming a delivery centre, please email us.

Qualification development funded by Welsh Government

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