Good news! NCFE CACHE has decided to continue offering the Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (reference no: 501/0997/2) and also the Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (reference no. 500/9047/1) indefinitely. Play England spoke to a staff member at the awarding body recently who confirmed that their database shows an end date of 31 July 2027 for both qualifications, but this is because the system requires a date to be entered. As far as she is concerned, there is no final registration date.
If you wish to embark on a Playwork qualification and need to find a training centre, you can look for one on the NCFE CACHE website at https://www.cache.org.uk/for-learners/find-your-nearest-cache-approved-place-to-study or give them a ring on 0191 239 8000.