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
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
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 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