Future of Playwork Qualifications

Play England hosted an important roundtable discussion last week at the National Playwork Conference on the future of Playwork qualifications. The meeting came out with clear action points to move forward. These include:

1. Supporting and promoting the new Playwork apprenticeship ‘Trailblazer’ qualification. New apprenticeship will not have the restrictions on age that previous apprenticeships have had, so it will be an important way for the play sector to take on new staff and get them trained and qualified.
See Play England’s submission here:

2. Lobbying CACHE and City & Guilds to extend registration of the Diploma in Playwork Levels 2, 3 and 5
Download our model letter here:

Tel: 0345 347 2123 (calls charged at local rates)
Email:  info@cache.org.uk

City and Guilds
Tel: 0844 543 0000 (5p per minute)
Email: feedbackandcomplaints@cityandguilds.com


Play England will also be working closely with Play Wales to explore the possibility of accessing P3 qualification (Playwork Principles in Practice) in England.

This roundtable followed the announcement last year of the withdrawal of Playwork qualifications. See our statement in response here:

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