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<ul><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 1 </p><p>Qualification Specification </p><p>Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork </p><p>(NVQ) (QCF) </p><p>601/7888/7 </p><p>Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB</p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 2 </p><p>Contents </p><p>Qualification Details .................................................................................................... 3 </p><p>Qualification Purpose .................................................................................................. 3 </p><p>Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination ........................................................ 3 </p><p>Learner Entry Requirements ........................................................................................ 7 </p><p>Age Ranges .................................................................................................................. 7 </p><p>Geographical Coverage ........................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations .......................................... 7 </p><p>Assessment Methods ................................................................................................... 7 </p><p>Progression Routes ....................................................................................................... 8 </p><p>Useful websites and supporting materials ................................................................ 8 </p><p>Links to national occupational standards ................................................................ 8 </p><p>Appendix A: Units ......................................................................................................... 9 </p><p>Appendix B: Assessment Strategy ........................................................................... 83 </p><p>Appendix C: Assessment Best Practice .................................................................. 86 </p><p>Appendix D: Guidance on observed assessments .............................................. 94 </p><p>Appendix E: Example Assessment Plan .................................................................. 99 </p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 3 </p><p>Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p>Qualification Details </p><p>QAN: 601/7888/7 </p><p>GLH: 477-492 </p><p>Credit: 65 </p><p>Qualification Purpose </p><p>The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) is to </p><p>develop the learner's skills, knowledge and understanding of the principles of </p><p>playwork, including safeguarding and promoting positive relationships. The </p><p>qualification will also cover playwork values, the importance of play and </p><p>playwork in childrens and young peoples lives. </p><p>The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) is aimed at those </p><p>learners who are working in and wish to progress to, a senior role in playwork </p><p>settings. Where learners are already working in a playwork setting this </p><p>qualification could be undertaken to consolidate and extend your knowledge, </p><p>understanding and skills. </p><p>Qualification Structure/Rules of Combination </p><p>Learners must achieve 46 credits from the 13 mandatory units and a minimum </p><p>of 19 credits from the 11 optional units totalling 65 credits. </p><p>Unit Title Unit </p><p>Ref Level GLH Credit </p><p>Mandatory </p><p>Understand How </p><p>to Safeguard the </p><p>Wellbeing of </p><p>Children and </p><p>Young People </p><p>Y/601/1695 3 25 3 </p><p>Understand How </p><p>to Support Positive </p><p>Outcomes for </p><p>Children and </p><p>Young People </p><p>M/601/1699 3 25 3 </p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 4 </p><p>Understand </p><p>Children and </p><p>Young Peoples </p><p>Self-Directed Play </p><p>L/602/1799 3 35 5 </p><p>Understand </p><p>Relationships in </p><p>the Play </p><p>Environment </p><p>A/602/1801 3 20 3 </p><p>Understand </p><p>Health, Safety and </p><p>Security in the </p><p>Play Environment </p><p>F/602/1802 3 15 2 </p><p>Understand How </p><p>to Plan for and </p><p>Support Children </p><p>and Young </p><p>Peoples Self-</p><p>Directed Play </p><p>J/602/1803 3 40 5 </p><p>Contribute to an </p><p>organisational </p><p>framework that </p><p>reflects the needs </p><p>and protects the </p><p>rights of children </p><p>and young </p><p>people </p><p>L/602/1804 3 30 4 </p><p>Develop and </p><p>maintain a </p><p>healthy, safe and </p><p>secure play </p><p>environment for </p><p>children and </p><p>young people </p><p>R/602/1805 3 25 3 </p><p>Develop and </p><p>promote positive </p><p>relationships in a </p><p>play environment </p><p>Y/602/1806 3 22 3 </p><p>Plan for and </p><p>support children </p><p>and young </p><p>peoples self-</p><p>directed play </p><p>D/602/1807 3 30 4 </p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 5 </p><p>Understand </p><p>Playwork </p><p>Principles </p><p>J/602/1798 3 35 4 </p><p>Engage in </p><p>personal </p><p>development in </p><p>health, social care </p><p>or childrens and </p><p>young peoples </p><p>settings </p><p>A/601/1429 3 10 3 </p><p>Optional </p><p>Work with </p><p>colleagues in a </p><p>playwork team </p><p>J/602/1834 3 65 10 </p><p>Engage with </p><p>parents, carers </p><p>and families in a </p><p>play environment </p><p>L/602/1835 3 65 10 </p><p>Administer </p><p>playwork provision R/602/1836 3 60 8 </p><p>Inclusive play, </p><p>working with </p><p>disabled children </p><p>and young </p><p>people </p><p>Y/602/1837 4 79 11 </p><p>Promote own </p><p>organisation in the </p><p>community </p><p>D/602/1838 3 85 13 </p><p>Contribute to </p><p>evaluating, </p><p>developing and </p><p>promoting </p><p>services </p><p>H/602/1839 4 85 11 </p><p>Organise and </p><p>supervise travel Y/602/1840 3 45 7 </p><p>Manage a </p><p>budget D/602/1841 3 85 11 </p><p>Recruit, select </p><p>and keep </p><p>colleagues </p><p>H/602/1842 5 85 12 </p><p>Provide learning </p><p>opportunities for K/602/1843 4 85 11 </p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 6 </p><p>colleagues </p><p>Allocate and </p><p>monitor the </p><p>progress and </p><p>quality of work in </p><p>own area of </p><p>responsibility </p><p>M/602/1844 4 95 14 </p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 7 </p><p>Learner Entry Requirements </p><p> Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with </p><p>elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they </p><p>may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can </p><p>support learners. </p><p>Age Ranges </p><p>Learners should be 18 (minimum) to undertake this qualification. </p><p>Geographical Coverage </p><p>This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland. </p><p>Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations </p><p>Please refer to the Focus Awards Reasonable Adjustments and Special </p><p>Considerations Policy. </p><p>Assessment Methods </p><p>The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ)(QCF) is internally </p><p>assessed. </p><p>Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates </p><p>achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated </p><p>with each unit. </p><p>The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include: </p><p> Observed work </p><p> Witness statements </p><p> Audio- visual media </p><p> Evidence of prior learning or attainment </p><p> Written questions </p><p> Oral questions </p><p> Assignments </p><p> Case studies </p></li><li><p> Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p> Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB 8 </p><p>All evidence must be cross referenced to unit outcomes, simulation may not </p><p>be allowed in all units. </p><p>Progression Routes </p><p>Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following </p><p>qualifications: </p><p> Level 4 Award and Certificate in Playwork (QCF) </p><p> Level 5 Diploma in Playwork (QCF) </p><p> A degree in a related area, e.g. Early Years. </p><p>Useful websites and supporting materials </p><p> www.focusawards.org.uk/supportingmaterials </p><p> www.ofqual.gov.uk </p><p>Links to national occupational standards </p><p>Focus Awards has mapped to NOS where they exist.</p><p>http://www.focusawards.org.uk/supportingmaterials</p></li><li><p>Appendix A: Units </p><p>Unit Title: Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and </p><p>Young People </p><p>Unit No: Y/601/1695 </p><p>Level: 3 </p><p>GLH: 25 </p><p>Credit: 3 </p><p>Unit details: The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge </p><p>required to understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and </p><p>young people </p><p>Learning Outcome </p><p>The learner will: </p><p>Assessment Criterion </p><p>The learner can: </p><p>1 Understand the main </p><p>legislation, guidelines, </p><p>policies and </p><p>procedures for </p><p>safeguarding children </p><p>and young people. </p><p>1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, </p><p>policies and procedures within own UK </p><p>Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of </p><p>children and young people </p><p>1.2 Explain child protection within the wider </p><p>concept of safeguarding children and </p><p>young people </p><p>1.3 Analyse how national and local guidelines, </p><p>policies and procedures for safeguarding </p><p>affect day to day work with children and </p><p>young people </p><p>1.4 Explain when and why inquiries and serious </p><p>case reviews are required and how the </p><p>sharing of the findings informs practice </p><p>1.5 Explain how the processes used by own </p><p>work setting or service comply with </p><p>legislation that covers data protection, </p><p>information handling and sharing </p><p>2 Understand the </p><p>importance of working </p><p>in partnership with </p><p>other organisations to </p><p>safeguard children </p><p>and young people. </p><p>2.1 Explain the importance of safeguarding </p><p>children and young people </p><p>2.2 Explain the importance of a child or young </p><p>person centred approach </p><p>2.3 Explain what is meant by partnership </p><p>working in the context of safeguarding </p><p>2.4 Describe the roles and responsibilities of the </p><p>different organisations that may be </p><p>involved when a child or young person has </p><p>been abused or harmed </p><p>3 Understand the </p><p>importance of </p><p>3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure </p><p>children and young people are protected </p></li><li><p>Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p>Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB </p><p> 10 </p><p>ensuring children and </p><p>young peoples safety </p><p>and protection in the </p><p>work setting </p><p>from harm within the work setting </p><p>3.2 Explain policies and procedures that are in </p><p>place to protect children and young </p><p>people and adults who work with them </p><p>3.3 Evaluate ways in which concerns about </p><p>poor practice can be reported whilst </p><p>ensuring that whistle-blowers and those </p><p>whose practice or behaviour is being </p><p>questioned are protected </p><p>3.4 Explain how practitioners can take steps to </p><p>protect themselves within their everyday </p><p>practice in the work setting and on off site </p><p>visits </p><p>4 Understand how to </p><p>respond to evidence </p><p>or concerns that a </p><p>child or young person </p><p>has been abused or </p><p>harmed </p><p>4.1 Describe the possible signs, symptoms, </p><p>indicators and behaviours that may cause </p><p>concern in the context of safeguarding </p><p>4.2 Describe the actions to take if a child or </p><p>young person alleges harm or abuse in line </p><p>with policies and procedures of own </p><p>setting </p><p>4.3 Explain the rights that children, young </p><p>people and their carers have in situations </p><p>where harm or abuse is suspected or </p><p>alleged </p><p>5 Understand how to </p><p>respond to evidence </p><p>or concerns that a </p><p>child or young person </p><p>has been bullied </p><p>5.1 Explain different types of bullying and the </p><p>potential effects on children and young </p><p>people </p><p>5.2 Outline the policies and procedures that </p><p>should be followed in response to concerns </p><p>or evidence of bullying and explain the </p><p>reasons why they are in place </p><p>5.3 Explain how to support a child or young </p><p>person and/or their family when bullying is </p><p>suspected or alleged </p><p>6 Understand how to </p><p>work with children and </p><p>young people to </p><p>6.1 Explain how to support children and young </p><p>peoples self-confidence and self-esteem </p><p>6.2 Analyse the importance of supporting </p></li><li><p>Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p>Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB </p><p> 11 </p><p>support their safety </p><p>and wellbeing </p><p>resilience in children and young people </p><p>6.3 Explain why it is important to work with the </p><p>child or young person to ensure they have </p><p>strategies to protect themselves and make </p><p>decisions about safety </p><p>6.4 Explain ways of empowering children and </p><p>young people to make positive and </p><p>informed choices that support their well-</p><p>being and safety </p><p>7 Understand the </p><p>importance of e-safety </p><p>for children and young </p><p>people </p><p>7.1 Explain the risks and possible </p><p>consequences for children and young </p><p>people of being online and of using a </p><p>mobile phone </p><p>7.2 Describe ways of reducing risk to children </p><p>and young people from: </p><p> social networking </p><p> internet use </p><p> buying online </p><p> using a mobile phone </p></li><li><p>Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (QCF) </p><p>Silicon House, Farfield Park, Manvers, Rotherham S63 5DB </p><p> 12 </p><p>Unit Title: Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children </p><p>and Young People </p><p>Unit No: M/601/1699 </p><p>Level: 3 </p><p>GLH: 25 </p><p>Credit: 3 </p><p>Unit details: The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge </p><p>required to understand how to support positive outcomes for children and </p><p>young people </p><p>Learning Outcome </p><p>The learner will: </p><p>Assessment Criterion </p><p>The learner can: </p><p>1 Understand how the </p><p>social, economic and </p><p>cultural environment </p><p>can impact on the </p><p>outcomes and life </p><p>chances of children </p><p>and young people </p><p>1.1 Describe the social, economic and cultural </p><p>factors that will impact on the lives of </p><p>children and young people </p><p>1.2 Explain the importance and impact of </p><p>poverty on outcomes and life chances for </p><p>children and young people </p><p>1.3 Explain the role of children and young </p><p>peoples personal choices and </p><p>experiences on their outcomes and life </p><p>chances </p><p>2 Understand how </p><p>practitioners can </p><p>make a positive </p><p>difference in </p><p>outcomes for children </p><p>and young people. </p><p>2.1 Identify the positive outcomes for children </p><p>and young people that practitioners </p><p>should be striving to achieve </p><p>2.2 Explain the importance of designing </p><p>services around the needs of children and </p><p>young people </p><p>2.3 Explain the importance of active </p><p>participation of children and young </p><p>people in decisions affecting their lives </p><p>2.4 Explain how to support children and young </p><p>people according to their age, needs and </p><p>abilities to make personal choices and </p><p>experiences that have a positi...</p></li></ul>