SVQ Playwork

SCQF levels

Who is it for?

SVQ Playwork (SCQF level 6) is a nationally recognised qualification designed for individuals who want to work with children primarily aged 5-16 years in a childcare or out of school care setting. This qualification is designed to develop your knowledge and skills in the capacity of a playworker. It will guide you in being able to develop effective play experiences for children, encouraging them to lead their own play while learning how to lead and supervise within the setting.

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification and is eligible towards registration by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

What do I need to start?

There are not formal entry requirements required for the qualification. The SVQ programme is designed to learn ‘on the job’ and therefore you must be employed in a suitable environment that allows you to practice and learn while evidencing your competence in each area required.

There is a range of funding options. Please speak with your employer or contact us for further details.

How long does it take?

The SVQ programme is holistic and can be delivered at a pace to suit your own learning pace. However, most learners complete within 12 – 18 months.

You will be allocated an assessor who will be there to guide and support you through your qualification in your own workplace. They will work with you and your childcare setting to ensure that you are able to both experience the required learning and ensure you can use this towards evidencing your competence through your qualification.

Where can I go next?

Once you have completed your qualification you are a fully qualified Playworker.

If you want to progress in training or in your career, there are a range of qualifications that you can then undertake. These include SVQ Playwork SCQF & and SVQ Playwork SCQF level 8. All qualifications are nationally recognised and result in SCQF points which can support you towards Undergraduate programmes such as the BA Childhood Practice.

Who is it for?

SVQ Playwork (SCQF level 7) is a nationally recognised qualification designed for individuals who want to work with children primarily aged 5-16 years in a childcare or out of school care setting. This qualification is designed to build on previous offering you the opportunity to practically experience a childcare setting while developing your own underpinning knowledge, learning how to encourage and progress children’s learning and development through their play experiences

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification and is eligible towards registration by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) – (SVQ  Playwork at SCQF Level 6 (Revised 2018))

What do I need to start?

There are not formal entry requirements required for the qualification. The SVQ programme is designed to learn ‘on the job’ and therefore you must be employed in a suitable environment that allows you to practice and learn while evidencing your competence in each area required.

There is a range of funding options. Please speak with your employer or contact us for further details.

How long does it take?

The SVQ programme is holistic and can be delivered at a pace to suit your own learning pace. However, most learners complete within 12 – 18 months.

You will be allocated an assessor who will be there to guide and support you through your qualification in your own workplace. They will work with you and your childcare setting to ensure that you are able to both experience the required learning and ensure you can use this towards evidencing your competence through your qualification.

Where can I go next?

If you want to progress in training or in your career, there are a range of qualifications that you can then undertake. This includes SVQ Playwork SCQF level 8. All qualifications are nationally recognised and result in SCQF points which can support you towards Undergraduate programmes such as the BA Childhood Practice.

Who is it for?

SVQ Playwork (SCQF level 8) is a nationally recognised qualification designed for individuals who want to lead within a childcare play or out of school care setting for children primarily aged 5-16 years. This qualification is designed to build on previous learning and offers you the opportunity to practically develop your skills and knowledge in relation to leading a setting and effectively directing staff teams in offering an enriching play experience.

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification and is eligible towards registration by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

What do I need to start?

There are not formal entry requirements required for the qualification. The SVQ programme is designed to learn ‘on the job’ and therefore you must be employed in a suitable environment that allows you to practice and learn while evidencing your competence in each area required.

There is a range of funding options. Please speak with your employer or contact us for further details.

How long does it take?

The SVQ programme is holistic and can be delivered at a pace to suit your own learning pace. However, most learners complete within 18-24 months.

You will be allocated an assessor who will be there to guide and support you through your qualification in your own workplace. They will work with you and your childcare setting to ensure that you are able to both experience the required learning and ensure you can use this towards evidencing your competence through your qualification.

Where can I go next?

Once you have completed your qualification you have a range of pathways that you can move onto.

All qualifications are nationally recognised and result in SCQF points which can support you towards Undergraduate programmes such as the BA Childhood Practice.