Candidates can access this qualification either through progression from the knowledge gained from the Level 3 Award in Induction to Playwork (QCF) and/or Level 3 Certificate in Playwork (QCF) or as a direct route to the Diploma (NVQ). Therefore, on successful completion of this qualification candidates will have demonstrated the essential skills in employment.This playwork qualifications is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and competence required for a career in the playwork sector. You'll gain the skills to communicate effectively with young people and to help their development through play. This qualification has been designed by both industry and educational experts and provides a flexible approach for various playwork locations and situations. The suite of qualifications, at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5, is ideal if you are looking for a career in Playwork. You could use it to work with school-aged children in play groups, leisure centres and schools. Level 3 will suit you if you're either working as a supervisor in a playwork setting or would like to take on a supervisory role - this could be in a job at an after-school club, adventure playground or play scheme. To complete the level 3 Diploma you must achieve 65 credits in total- 46 credits from the 13 mandatory units and a minimum of 19 credits from the optional units available. Mandatory units include: Work with colleagues in a Playwork team Understand Playwork principles Manage a budget. Completing the qualifications could lead to a role as a: Playworker / Childminder / Holiday centre worker or manager / Holiday representative / Leisure centre assistant or manager / Play therapist / School lunchtime supervisor / Youth and community worker.