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  • Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF)

    Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 1

    Qualification Specification

    Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork

    (NVQ) (QCF)

    601/7888/7

    Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF)

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    Contents

    Qualification Details .................................................................................................... 3

    Qualification Purpose .................................................................................................. 3

    Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination ........................................................ 3

    Learner Entry Requirements ........................................................................................ 7

    Age Ranges .................................................................................................................. 7

    Geographical Coverage ........................................................................................... 7

    Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations .......................................... 7

    Assessment Methods ................................................................................................... 7

    Progression Routes ....................................................................................................... 8

    Useful websites and supporting materials ................................................................ 8

    Links to national occupational standards ................................................................ 8

    Appendix A: Units ......................................................................................................... 9

    Appendix B: Assessment Strategy ........................................................................... 83

    Appendix C: Assessment Best Practice .................................................................. 86

    Appendix D: Guidance on observed assessments .............................................. 94

    Appendix E: Example Assessment Plan .................................................................. 99

  • Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF)

    Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 3

    Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF)

    Qualification Details

    QAN: 601/7888/7

    GLH: 477-492

    Credit: 65

    Qualification Purpose

    The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) is to

    develop the learner's skills, knowledge and understanding of the principles of

    playwork, including safeguarding and promoting positive relationships. The

    qualification will also cover playwork values, the importance of play and

    playwork in childrens and young peoples lives.

    The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) is aimed at those

    learners who are working in and wish to progress to, a senior role in playwork

    settings. Where learners are already working in a playwork setting this

    qualification could be undertaken to consolidate and extend your knowledge,

    understanding and skills.

    Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 46 credits from the 13 mandatory units and a minimum

    of 19 credits from the 11 optional units totalling 65 credits.

    Unit Title Unit

    Ref Level GLH Credit

    Mandatory

    Understand How

    to Safeguard the

    Wellbeing of

    Children and

    Young People

    Y/601/1695 3 25 3

    Understand How

    to Support Positive

    Outcomes for

    Children and

    Young People

    M/601/1699 3 25 3

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    Understand

    Children and

    Young Peoples

    Self-Directed Play

    L/602/1799 3 35 5

    Understand

    Relationships in

    the Play

    Environment

    A/602/1801 3 20 3

    Understand

    Health, Safety and

    Security in the

    Play Environment

    F/602/1802 3 15 2

    Understand How

    to Plan for and

    Support Children

    and Young

    Peoples Self-

    Directed Play

    J/602/1803 3 40 5

    Contribute to an

    organisational

    framework that

    reflects the needs

    and protects the

    rights of children

    and young

    people

    L/602/1804 3 30 4

    Develop and

    maintain a

    healthy, safe and

    secure play

    environment for

    children and

    young people

    R/602/1805 3 25 3

    Develop and

    promote positive

    relationships in a

    play environment

    Y/602/1806 3 22 3

    Plan for and

    support children

    and young

    peoples self-

    directed play

    D/602/1807 3 30 4

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    Understand

    Playwork

    Principles

    J/602/1798 3 35 4

    Engage in

    personal

    development in

    health, social care

    or childrens and

    young peoples

    settings

    A/601/1429 3 10 3

    Optional

    Work with

    colleagues in a

    playwork team

    J/602/1834 3 65 10

    Engage with

    parents, carers

    and families in a

    play environment

    L/602/1835 3 65 10

    Administer

    playwork provision R/602/1836 3 60 8

    Inclusive play,

    working with

    disabled children

    and young

    people

    Y/602/1837 4 79 11

    Promote own

    organisation in the

    community

    D/602/1838 3 85 13

    Contribute to

    evaluating,

    developing and

    promoting

    services

    H/602/1839 4 85 11

    Organise and

    supervise travel Y/602/1840 3 45 7

    Manage a

    budget D/602/1841 3 85 11

    Recruit, select

    and keep

    colleagues

    H/602/1842 5 85 12

    Provide learning

    opportunities for K/602/1843 4 85 11

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    colleagues

    Allocate and

    monitor the

    progress and

    quality of work in

    own area of

    responsibility

    M/602/1844 4 95 14

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    Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 7

    Learner Entry Requirements

    Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with

    elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they

    may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can

    support learners.

    Age Ranges

    Learners should be 18 (minimum) to undertake this qualification.

    Geographical Coverage

    This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.

    Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations

    Please refer to the Focus Awards Reasonable Adjustments and Special

    Considerations Policy.

    Assessment Methods

    The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)(QCF) is internally

    assessed.

    Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates

    achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated

    with each unit.

    The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include:

    Observed work

    Witness statements

    Audio- visual media

    Evidence of prior learning or attainment

    Written questions

    Oral questions

    Assignments

    Case studies

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    All evidence must be cross referenced to unit outcomes, simulation may not

    be allowed in all units.

    Progression Routes

    Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following

    qualifications:

    Level 4 Award and Certificate in Playwork (QCF)

    Level 5 Diploma in Playwork (QCF)

    A degree in a related area, e.g. Early Years.

    Useful websites and supporting materials

    www.focusawards.org.uk/supportingmaterials

    www.ofqual.gov.uk

    Links to national occupational standards

    Focus Awards has mapped to NOS where they exist.

    http://www.focusawards.org.uk/supportingmaterials

  • Appendix A: Units

    Unit Title: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and

    Young People

    Unit No: Y/601/1695

    Level: 3

    GLH: 25

    Credit: 3

    Unit details: The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge

    required to understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and

    young people

    Learning Outcome

    The learner will:

    Assessment Criterion

    The learner can:

    1 Understand the main

    legislation, guidelines,

    policies and

    procedures for

    safeguarding children

    and young people.

    1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines,

    policies and procedures within own UK

    Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of

    children and young people

    1.2 Explain child protection within the wider

    concept of safeguarding children and

    young people

    1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines,

    policies and procedures for safeguarding

    affect day to day work with children and

    young people

    1.4 Explain when and why inquiries and serious

    case reviews are required and how the

    sharing of the findings informs practice

    1.5 Explain how the processes used by own

    work setting or service comply with

    legislation that covers data protection,

    information handling and sharing

    2 Understand the

    importance of working

    in partnership with

    other organisations to

    safeguard children

    and young people.

    2.1 Explain the importance of safeguarding

    children and young people

    2.2 Explain the importance of a child or young

    person centred approach

    2.3 Explain what is meant by partnership

    working in the context of safeguarding

    2.4 Describe the roles and responsibilities of the

    different organisations that may be

    involved when a child or young person has

    been abused or harmed

    3 Understand the

    importance of

    3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure

    children and young people are protected

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    ensuring children and

    young peoples safety

    and protection in the

    work setting

    from harm within the work setting

    3.2 Explain policies and procedures that are in

    place to protect children and young

    people and adults who work with them

    3.3 Evaluate ways in which concerns about

    poor practice can be reported whilst

    ensuring that whistle-blowers and those

    whose practice or behaviour is being

    questioned are protected

    3.4 Explain how practitioners can take steps to

    protect themselves within their everyday

    practice in the work setting and on off site

    visits

    4 Understand how to

    respond to evidence

    or concerns that a

    child or young person

    has been abused or

    harmed

    4.1 Describe the possible signs, symptoms,

    indicators and behaviours that may cause

    concern in the context of safeguarding

    4.2 Describe the actions to take if a child or

    young person alleges harm or abuse in line

    with policies and procedures of own

    setting

    4.3 Explain the rights that children, young

    people and their carers have in situations

    where harm or abuse is suspected or

    alleged

    5 Understand how to

    respond to evidence

    or concerns that a

    child or young person

    has been bullied

    5.1 Explain different types of bullying and the

    potential effects on children and young

    people

    5.2 Outline the policies and procedures that

    should be followed in response to concerns

    or evidence of bullying and explain the

    reasons why they are in place

    5.3 Explain how to support a child or young

    person and/or their family when bullying is

    suspected or alleged

    6 Understand how to

    work with children and

    young people to

    6.1 Explain how to support children and young

    peoples self-confidence and self-esteem

    6.2 Analyse the importance of supporting

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    support their safety

    and wellbeing

    resilience in children and young people

    6.3 Explain why it is important to work with the

    child or young person to ensure they have

    strategies to protect themselves and make

    decisions about safety

    6.4 Explain ways of empowering children and

    young people to make positive and

    informed choices that support their well-

    being and safety

    7 Understand the

    importance of e-safety

    for children and young

    people

    7.1 Explain the risks and possible

    consequences for children and young

    people of being online and of using a

    mobile phone

    7.2 Describe ways of reducing risk to children

    and young people from:

    social networking

    internet use

    buying online

    using a mobile phone

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    Unit Title: Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children

    and Young People

    Unit No: M/601/1699

    Level: 3

    GLH: 25

    Credit: 3

    Unit details: The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge

    required to understand how to support positive outcomes for children and

    young people

    Learning Outcome

    The learner will:

    Assessment Criterion

    The learner can:

    1 Understand how the

    social, economic and

    cultural environment

    can impact on the

    outcomes and life

    chances of children

    and young people

    1.1 Describe the social, economic and cultural

    factors that will impact on the lives of

    children and young people

    1.2 Explain the importance and impact of

    poverty on outcomes and life chances for

    children and young people

    1.3 Explain the role of children and young

    peoples personal choices and

    experiences on their outcomes and life

    chances

    2 Understand how

    practitioners can

    make a positive

    difference in

    outcomes for children

    and young people.

    2.1 Identify the positive outcomes for children

    and young people that practitioners

    should be striving to achieve

    2.2 Explain the importance of designing

    services around the needs of children and

    young people

    2.3 Explain the importance of active

    participation of children and young

    people in decisions affecting their lives

    2.4 Explain how to support children and young

    people according to their age, needs and

    abilities to make personal choices and

    experiences that have a positi...

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