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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)


The Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Playwork at SCQF level 7 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: 1 Year 
Cost: £975

You can read more about the enrolment process here

  • What the course includes

    This qualification covers areas such as

    • developing and enhancing relationships in the playwork setting
    • contributing to the running of a playwork setting
    • implementation of policies and procedures to safeguard children and young people

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 3 SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 7 to;

    • an HNC/D in Childhood Practice
    • an SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 9

    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

PFG funding is available for this course. Find out more by visiting our student funding page

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