Playwork required qualifications

SkillsActive, the sector skills council for active leisure, learning and wellbeing, has produced an updated List of Required Qualifications to work within the Playwork Sector in Wales.

The List of Required Qualifications to work within the Playwork Sector in Wales provides guidance for employers and practitioners, training providers, regulatory bodies and other organisations on the required occupational qualifications for those working in the playwork sector with children under the age of twelve.

This list should be used in conjunction with the qualification list produced by Social Care Wales and any other sector skills council with responsibility for parts of the early years workforce working in different sectors (e.g. health, education). It should also be used in conjunction with service standards and regulations, where stipulated by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

This list supersedes all previous versions.

This the current revision of the SkillsActive List of Required Qualifications to work within the Playwork Sector in Wales.  However, shortly there will be more significant revisions to the SkillsActive and Social Care Wales qualification lists.

Download List of Required Qualifications to work within the Playwork Sector in Wales (June 2017)

Social Care Wales' List of required qualifications to work within the early years and childcare sector in Wales provides guidance for early years and childcare employers, practitioners, learning providers, and other organisations about the required occupational qualifications for those working in early years and childcare with children below the age of eight years. 

Download List of required qualifications to work within the early years and childcare sector in Wales (April 2017)