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Early Education Playwork
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
Various start dates
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 years


This SVQ Playwork Level 6 course is ideal for you if you are a support practitioner working within a playwork setting with children and young people, such as After School Clubs, Out of School Care and Play Schemes. You will be required to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your competence and understanding of playwork theory and practice.

What will I learn?

  • Support Playwork Practice for Children and Young People
  • Supporting Positive Relationships in the Play Environment
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People in the Play Environment
  • Support the Work of your Team.

There will be on-site assessment and you will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.

Further information on SVQ Playwork Level 6 can be accessed here.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • you should be in employment or volunteering within a playwork setting
  • your current role must include providing play for children and young people; supporting health, safety and well-being; safeguarding children and the work of the team.

Entry requirements equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

You must be in employment or volunteering within a playwork setting in order to enrol on this course.

Jobs and further study

  • you will have the opportunity to progress to SVQ Playwork at SCQF Level 7 or HNC Early Education and Childcare
  • you will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a support practitioner and work within a playwork or childcare workplace.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3832