Take 5 for Play
Take 5 for Play

Course Aims & Assessment

This course aims to:

  • provide participants with the information required for a comprehensive induction into playwork
  • provide participants with an understanding of children and play, the roles and responsibilities of a playworker, how to build relationships with children and finally how to keep children safe
  • provide participants with an opportunity to start to explore the Playwork Principles
  • enable participants to develop confidence in working with children and young people aged 4 - 16 years, in a playwork setting
  • provide opportunities to gain practical playwork experience
  • supply information about job opportunities and further training in playwork


To receive a full certificate you have to:

  • attend and actively participate in 80% of sessions, that is 12.5 out of 15 hours and have evidence that all of the learning outcomes have been covered
  • complete the health and safety home task
  • demonstrate an increased knowledge of the Playwork Principles
  • provide evidence of a satisfactory 10 hour Playwork practice that has been signed by the supervisor and countersigned by your tutor.
"The course was well organised and the training packs are excellent!"

Charlotte Cummings

Playwork Tutors

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