arc blue


  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)


The Level 2 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Playwork at SCQF level 6 allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work. This qualification has been designed in partnership/jointly awarded with SkillsActive — the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning, and Wellbeing — to ensure its relevancy to the sector.

Start Date:  Flexible
Days of Week: Flexible
Time: N/A
Duration: 39 Weeks  
Cost: £725

You can read more about the enrolment process here

  • What the course includes

    This qualification covers areas such as:

    • Contribute to the development and maintenance of relationships with children, young people, and others in the playwork setting.
    • Create playwork settings that support freely chosen self-directed play.
    • Contribute to the health, safety, and wellbeing of children and young people in the playwork setting.
    • Evaluate to improve your own practice and the work of your playwork team.
    • Identify safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people in the playwork setting.

Why choose this course?

Upon successful completion, learners will gain a recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

You will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with you on an individual basis. This assessor will support you build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating your knowledge and competence in this sector.

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates must be in a workplace where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of six months experience in this sector is required.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Candidates could progress from the Level 2 SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 6 to;

    • an HNC in Childhood Practice
    • an SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 7

    The progression route for each candidate will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

Interview Arrangements

Please contact the Workforce Development department who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at or by calling 01506 427538

Fees, Finance and Funding


To discuss payment options for your course please call 01506 427558 or email

arc purple
arc white

Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.