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To meet the play needs of all children in Wales and all those who work where children play, Play Wales has developed a range of qualifications that respond to the changing nature of the sector. 

Playwork: Principles into Practice (P3) is a comprehensive suite of playwork qualifications at Level 2 and 3 aimed at full-time playworkers.

The Level 2 Award in Playwork Practice (L2APP) is a perfect introduction to those new to playwork or those working in short term, holiday play schemes (delivered over three days). 

The Level 3 Managing a Holiday Play Scheme Award (MAHPS) is aimed at those with existing Level 3 qualifications in other work with children and young people but who need a playwork qualification to be the person in charge of a holiday play scheme (delivered over four days).

The Award in Delivering Dynamic Playwork Training (ADDaPT) is aimed at occupationally competent playworker tutors who already hold a training qualification. It is intended to support the high level of training delivery that we expect of playwork tutors in Wales (delivered over three days).

Play Wales is working in partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales and Agored Cymru to develop and deliver playwork qualifications across Wales.

Working in partnership 

Whilst Play Wales remains an approved Centre for P3 delivery, to secure the future sustainability of the qualification, we are building on the successful existing partnership with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales. It is well placed to deliver playwork qualifications due to its experience in delivering youth work and community development qualifications in community settings. 

Play Wales is confident that the skills and knowledge of Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales' staff team will ensure improvements in support for P3 learners, trainers and assessors. 

For information about upcoming P3 courses in your area please visit the Events section or contact Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales

Application form

If you are interested in undertaking a P3 level 2 or 3 qualification please complete and return Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales' application form

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