Playing Up!
Playing Up!

Course Details

What is Playing Up?

This new Level 3 course provides learners with the knowledge and confidence to support the needs and play behaviours of older children and young people in their settings. The course focuses on understanding the needs and play behaviours of older children and how to support them in a range of settings through providing exciting resources, flexible approaches to planning and by building relationships through empowerment and effective participation.

Who can undertake this course?

Learners must demonstrate current experience of working with children and young people in a play context, which may include children's centres, early years provision, childcare at home, holiday play schemes, extended school services, play times, public parks andspaces as well as established play centres and adventure playgrounds. It is desirable that learners have undertaken some training at Level 3.

How long is the training course?

Playing Up! is a 30 hour SkillsActive* endorsed course made up of 20 tutor led training hours and 10 hours of individual study plus observations in play settings.

Session titles:

Session 1: What is play? Session 6: Play theory
Session 2: Rite of passage Session 7: So what?
Session 3: Play for all Session 8: Children's rights
Session 4: Risky play Session 9: Resourcing the play setting
Session 5: Is it playing?Session 10: Moving forward

"Thank you. Great fun with lots of info as always. Great to meet other playwork people."

Jo James

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