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Transition to Playwork (From Early Years) City and Guilds Level 3 Award

Course Objective

The City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork is aimed at learners who are already working in a playwork setting and hold a recognised Level 3 Early Years Qualification. Settings could be out-of-school work (including afterschool or breakfast clubs) and seasonal holiday clubs. Learners may already be working as Playworkers or Assistant Playworkers.

The Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork (from Early Years) offers knowledge and some practice in playwork, it does not confirm occupational competence as a playworker.

Entry Requirements

Those wishing to undertake the Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork (from Early Years) must meet the entry requirement, i.e. they must have successfully completed one of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development or
  • Level 3 Children’s Care, Play, Learning & Development: Practice
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce or
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) or equivalent Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification.

Course Delivery

Two units assessed through assignments. 80 guided contact hours completed through a range of methods including one to one delivery, workshops, guided study and digital learning resources.

Key Topics

  • Understand the key practice issues when facilitating and supporting children’s play needs
  • Understand how to develop and promote positive relationships in and outside the play setting
  • Understand how to facilitate an organisational framework that promotes equality of opportunity, anti-discrimination and diversity for children, young people and adults
  • Understand how to protect and safeguard children and young people from abuse
  • Understand the importance of play in children’s lives and the expected pattern of children’s development
  • Understand underpinning theories and principles of play and playwork and their impact on the play setting
  • Understand ways of consulting and working with children and young people to create diverse, inclusive play environments which will support their needs and rights

Course Duration

The recommended time to complete this course is 3 months.


City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork (From Early Years)


ACT Head Office, Ocean Park House, East Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF24 5ET.

T 029 2046 4727


M 07885 803699  Helen Clarke Children’s Care, Learning and Development Route Manager 

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