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Level 2 Award  in Playwork

Instructor

Miri Georgiou

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Overview

Unit 1: Playwork Principles

 

Unit aim 

 


The aim of this unit is for learners to develop an understanding of the principles 
that form the foundation of working with children and young people in playwork 
settings. Learners will explore the need for children and young people to play and 
the ways in which play is an innate and biological necessity. Learners will go on to 
develop their understanding of the role of the playworker in supporting children and 
young people in being creative and developing their play environments. They will 
also understand the impact they have on the play space. 
By the end of the unit, learners will have a good understanding of how the 
playwork principles relate to practice and of their own role in upholding these 
principles. 

 

Learning outcomes 

 

1. Understand the nature and value of play 

2. Understand the role of the playworker in supporting children and young people’s play

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Unit 2:   Working within a Play Environment with Children and Young People 

 

Unit aim 


This aim of this unit is to develop learners’ knowledge, skills and understanding of 
the importance of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with children 
and young people. Learners will understand that by having a positive and effective 
rapport with children and young people, they are able to plan play environments 
that are motivating and challenging, and that keep children and young people safe 
from harm. 

 

Learning outcomes 

 

 

1. Understand the nature of the playworker’s relationship with children and young people 

2. Know the playworker’s responsibilities for supporting a safe and challenging play environment

3. Be able to contribute to an inclusive and stimulating play environment

4. Know the playworker’s responsibilities for safeguarding children and young people 

 

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Unit 3: Supporting Children and Young People’s Play

 

Unit aim

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of 
the nature of play in the playwork sector. 
First, learners will develop their understanding of what is meant by ‘freely chosen, 
self-directed play’ and the elements that make up a play cycle. Learners will use 
this knowledge to develop their skills in supporting children and young people in 
play spaces and working collaboratively with team members to support play. 
By the end of the unit, learners will be able to reflect on the knowledge and skills 
they have developed and identify key aspects of learning. 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

 

1. Understand the nature of freely chosen, self directed play 

2. Be able to support children and young people’s play 

3. Be able to reflect on own playwork practice 

 

 

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