About the course
How do I achieve the qualification?
The course is made up of a number of units, each with a credit score. To gain the Level 3 Diploma you will need to achieve a minimum of 65 credits.
There are 13 mandatory units with a total credit score of 46 and then you will chose 2 or 3 optional units which add up to 19 credits to bring the total credits achieved to a minimum of 65 credits. The optional units give you the flexibility to choose subject areas which really interest you and will be beneficial for the job role you’re currently in.
How long will the course take me to complete?
As with anything worthwhile, this course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. The expected course completion time is 12 months, but afterwards you’ll have the fantastic feeling of having a professionally recognised playwork qualification which will help you in your career.
How will I be assessed?
At the start of your course, your assessor will talk to you about how you like to learn and can then tailor your course assessments. You’ll be assessed through a mixture of ‘at home’ and ‘at work’ tasks which will include:
- Writing from personal experience
- Case studies
- Assignments asking you to describe/explain something
- Reflections on how you dealt with past events
- Observations of your work practice
- Guided discussions with your assessor
- Answering questions from your assessor