Skip to content


The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork is a qualification designed for individuals who want to work in playwork settings such as holiday clubs, after-school clubs, and adventure playgrounds. This qualification will provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to create a safe and stimulating play environment for children.

The qualification is accredited by NCFE CACHE, a leading provider of qualifications in the UK, and is recognised by Ofqual.


What does it cover?

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork covers a range of topics that are essential for individuals working in a playwork setting. These topics include:

  1. Playwork principles
  2. Child development and play
  3. Health, safety, and security in a play environment
  4. Playwork legislation and regulation
  5. Playwork management and administration
  6. Playwork theory and practice
  7. Promoting positive behaviour in a play environment
  8. Working with families and communities

Throughout the course, you will also be required to complete practical assessments in a real work environment. This will give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in a practical setting and gain hands-on experience.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork qualification. This qualification will enable you to progress in your career and work in a range of playwork settings.


How to enrol?

To enrol onto this course, either click apply and complete the form, or find out more on what options are available to finance the course.

This course can be paid for in 12x interest free instalments of £45 per month with a £107.92 deposit.

We have flexible instalment options or you can pay the full course fee upfront of £648 inc. VAT

Once you’ve completed the online form, our enrolment team will be in contact to discuss next steps and how to continue your enrolment.

My whole approach to my job has changed, I feel far more aware of for example of policies and procedures and how and why they are put in place after changes in legislation.

Ann-Marie, Level 3 Playwork Learner