Course Type / Attendance

Part Time

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

1 Year







Course Level


Home / Course / Playwork Diploma Level 3 (CACHE)

Who is this course for?

Primarily designed for those working or wishing to work with children and young people in a variety of play environments and allow learners to achieve above the level of the qualification (Diploma only) as it contains optional units at Level 4.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You should be at least 18 years old and have previous Childcare Qualification. You will need to have an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy and possess an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 qualification.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This qualification provides in-depth information about the role of the Level 3 Playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It also provides an understanding of the management of play environments and the line management of other staff.

How you will learn

For the Diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. You will be assessed by your lecturer using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.

Where could this course take you?

You could go on to study at higher education in a related discipline.