Qualifications

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To meet the play needs of all children in Wales and all those who work where children play, Play Wales has developed a range of qualifications that respond to the changing nature of the sector. 

Playwork: Principles into Practice (P3) is a comprehensive suite of playwork qualifications at Level 2 and 3 aimed at full-time playworkers.

The Level 2 Award in Playwork Practice (L2APP) is a perfect introduction to those new to playwork or those working in short term, holiday play schemes (delivered over three days). 

The Level 3 Managing a Holiday Play Scheme Award (MAHPS) is aimed at those with existing Level 3 qualifications in other work with children and young people but who need a playwork qualification to be the person in charge of a holiday play scheme (delivered over four days).

The Award in Delivering Dynamic Playwork Training (ADDaPT) is aimed at occupationally competent playworker tutors who already hold a training qualification. It is intended to support the high level of training delivery that we expect of playwork tutors in Wales (delivered over three days).

Play Wales is working in partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales and Agored Cymru to develop and deliver playwork qualifications across Wales.

Working in partnership 

Play Wales works in close partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales on the development and delivery of our playwork qualifications. As a Wales-wide community college 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 also working with the Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales' staff team to build the infrastructure of occupationally competent playwork trainers and assessors.

Application form

If you are interested in undertaking the L2APP or MAHPS qualification please complete and return Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales' application form

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