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SVQ in Playwork - SCQF LEVEL 9

  • Start date:   Intakes throughout the year
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 9
  • Course Type:   Work Based Learning (SVQs)

SVQ in Playwork - SCQF LEVEL 9

The SCQF Level 9 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 4) in Playwork 9 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 Skills Active the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning, and Wellbeing to ensure its relevancy to the sector.


The target audience is people who are employed in the children and young people sector in a senior or management role leading a team. It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in this capacity should be working towards achievement of a registerable qualification.

Start date – Intakes throughout the year

SCQF Level - 9

Mode (full-time, part-time, Schools) –  Work Based Learning (SVQs)

Days:  Flexible

Times: N/A

Duration: 52 weeks

Cost: £1075

You can read more about the enrolment process here

  • What the course includes

    To attain the qualification candidates must complete 9 Units in total. This comprises:

    • 5 Mandatory Units
    • 4 Optional Units

    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.

Why choose this course?

As assessment is normally carried out online and/or 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.

They will be assigned a highly experienced assessor to work with on an individual basis. This assessor will support candidate to build a portfolio of evidence demonstrating 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 them to gather the required evidence.

No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although a minimum of six months experience employed in the children and young people sector in a senior or management role leading a team is required.

  • Where it leads

    Candidates can progress from the SVQ in Playwork at SCQF level 9 to other appropriate SVQs and courses up to and including level 10. The progression route for each candidate will depend on their job role and level of responsibility.

Interview Arrangements

Please contact Workbased Learning who will assess suitability of this qualification based on job role and experience at 

Fees, Finance and Funding

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

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