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CACHE Level 2 Award in Playwork (QCF) 
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in PLaywork (QCF) 
CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) 
 
The Award, Certificate and Diploma in Playwork provide an understanding of playwork values, and the importance of play and playwork in children and young people’s lives. 
 
The Award and Certificate are mainly knowledge based, with a limited amount of practical application. 
 
The Diploma covers the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision. 
 
Who are these qualifications suitable for? 
 
Anyone who wishes to work in a supervised role in a wide range of playwork environments. 
 
What are the entry requirements? 
 
You should be at least 16 years old.  
 
How many credits are required to complete these qualifications? 
 
The Award requires 10 credits, the Certificate requires 25 and the Diploma requires 61 credits. 
 
How will I be assessed? 
 
You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE. 
 
Do I need to be working to take the qualifications
 
For the Award and Certificate you will only require basic access to a playwork environment.  
 
For the Diploma you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. 
 
How long do they take to complete? 
 
You can usually complete them in a year or less. 
 
What related qualifications can I progress to? 
 
The Level 3 Playwork qualifications. 
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