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Qualify in Playwork

Date: 25/04/2019

From September 2021 ALL registered Out of School childcare settings working with children over 8 will need Playwork qualified staff – CIW.

Apprenticeships in Wales are a way to earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

If you are employed:

  • 10-15.9 hours we have limited funding for apprenticeships under Progress for Success for Level 2 or 3
  • 16 hours a week or more in registered setting you may qualify for a fully funded work based apprenticeship for level 2, 3 or 5)

If eligible you could receive funding of: 

£4,840 worth of training at Level 3
£3,500 worth of training at Level 2

Commitment from YOU:

  • Attend weekly or monthly sessions with an approved  Playwork  trainer
  • Commitment to learn and apply Playwork principles
  • Complete Work Based evidence and assignment work

YOU will get:

  • A CIW accepted qualification in Playwork from CACHE also Essential Skills Wales qualifications 
  • Designated trainer and assessor
  • Weekly lessons with trainer, course materials and latest Playwork theories
  • Monthly visits at workplace

Commitment from Employer:

  •   Support you in applying learning in the workplace
  •   Be released for classroom sessions         
  •   Join in  monthly visits / progress meetings

To apply for a limited space:

  • Write a letter of application with your CV
  • Explain why you deserve a place on the course
  • Explain your commitment to freely chosen play and Playwork principles

Please contact your regional office for more information 

North Wales: info-nw@clybiauplantcymru.org

South East Wales: info@clybiauplantcymru.org

West Wales: info-ww@clybiauplantcymru.org

The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund. For more information please select the links below.



If you are interested in applying for a training course you can download an Expression of Interest form here and send to one of our Regional Offices

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