Workforce Development

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Play Wales is active in influencing and informing policy and decisions relating to workforce development for the play workforce in Wales. This includes a wide range of professionals whose work impacts on children’s play and the places they find themselves, as well as playworkers who work directly with children to support their play.

Our work includes:

  • Providing advice and guidance to Welsh Government, local authorities and third sector organisations on matters relating to training, qualifications and professional development for play and playwork                                                               
  • Developing playwork qualifications that continue to meet and respond to the changing nature of the workforce
  • Ensuring that all those in the wider play workforce have opportunities to increase their understanding of play and how their work can help to increase opportunities for playing
  • Leading and supporting the Playwork Education and Training Council for Wales
  • Working with key organisations that support the professionalisation of the playwork workforce including SkillsActive, Social Care Wales and Qualifications Wales
  • Working collaboratively with Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, Agored Cymru and the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) to deliver playwork qualifications.

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