This qualification is aimed at playworkers and volunteers, aged at least 16 years old, who are working in a play environment with children aged 4 – 16 years. The course will include:

  • The play process
  • Supporting children and young people’s freely chosen, self directed play
  • Communication and building relationships in the play environment
  • Equality and diversity
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding children
  • Play environment
  • Reflection and evaluation.

CACHE Level 2 Award in Play work is a nationally recognised qualification endorsed by Skills Active, the Sector Skills Council for Playwork and is recognised by OfSTED.

Completion of the Award requires learners to complete:

  • 3 mandatory units.
  • Attendance at 10 taught sessions (term time only).
  • Completion of assignments for a portfolio of evidence.
  • 1 workplace observation.

Learning support can be arranged if required – please contact the Training Department on 0117 9542165 or training@bandltd.org.uk in confidence.

Links to Bristol Standard Dimensions:

  • D1 Values and Aims of the Setting
  • D2 Relationships and Interactions
  • D3 Approaches to Play & Development
  • D4 Physical Environment
  • D5 Play Experiences
  • D6 Observation, Planning and Record Keeping
  • D8 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • D9 Partnership with Parents and the Wider Community
  • D10 Monitoring and Evaluation.

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Course details

Date:No course scheduled.
Cost:£480. Subsidised price: £100, subject to eligibility for Bristol City Council funding bursary to playworkers and volunteers working in Bristol in Ofsted registered playsettings.
Venue:BAND Office, Scrapstore House, Sevier Street, St Werburgh's, Bristol, BS2 9LB. View a map
Tutors:Annie Soffe and Fenella Hemus (BAND Ltd).
Refreshments:Tea, coffee, squash and biscuits.
Funded by:Bristol Early Years Childcare Service and BAND Ltd.
Please note:Expressions of interest: By email or post on course booking form only. Places are limited to 15 - 2 per setting - so book early! Please ensure you write your setting's name and Ofsted number on the booking form. Once your form has been received the Training Officer will contact you to discuss eligibility for a funding bursary and arrange for you to come in to complete the required forms.
Closing date:n/a.


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