Our Playwork qualifications are suitable for staff and volunteers who work with children and young people in play settings. This includes community play areas, afterschool clubs, breakfast clubs, holiday play schemes, meal time assistants or anyone wishing to develop true play in their setting. Please scroll down for the list of qualifications and workshops we have on offer or contact us to request a specific theme.

Please click on a course title for a more detailed description and course costs.


Level 2 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Playwork - this qualification is suitable for those starting out in the playwork sector or for practitioners who are assistants within a setting

Level 3 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Playwork - this qualification is suitable for those with experience of playwork or for those with a supervisory role

Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork (from Early Years) - this qualification is suitable for anyone who already holds a level 3 qualification in Early Years.

HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) - this 12 hour course meets the EYFS guidelines. We focus on the first aid needed for babies, children and young people who may be conscious or unconscious. You will receive a HABC certificate and a manual.

Paediatric First Aid for the outdoors - this 13 hour course is the same as the Paediatric First aid but also has additional scenarios and practice outdoors. We discuss the environments and additional first aid kit that may be needed. You will receive a TTCompany certificate and manual.

Short Courses and Workshops

We deliver a range of short courses including understanding the playwork principles, an introduction to Playwork theory, play types and play spaces, out door play, risky play, playing with the elements, dynamic risk assessments, consultation and communication with children and young people, child development, observation, planning and record keeping, loose parts and cooking with children.

Please contact us for more information or have a look at our course dates page for live training opportunities.