A Career in Playwork


“for working with slightly older children, for example, a breakfast, after school or holiday club.”


Playwork is ideally suited for people who want to work in an “out of school” setting. This might include a breakfast or after school club, holiday club or a children’s play centre. JACE offers the Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) and the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) in Playwork.


The Level 2 Apprenticeship enables you to work as an Assistant Playworker or Play Centre Assistant, under supervision of the playworker or Playleader in charge. This qualification takes a minimum of 12 months to complete.


The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship can enable you to work as a Playworker or Senior Playworker responsible for supervising the team in the play setting, ensuring that policies and procedures are followed, and making sure a range of play opportunities are provided.


This qualification takes on average 12 months to complete.


JACE also offers the stand alone qualification in Playwork via self-funding or with a loan.


What can it lead to:

Completing the qualifications could lead to the following roles:

  • Playworker
  • Childminder
  • Holiday centre worker or manager
  • Holiday representative
  • Leisure centre assistant or manager
  • Play therapist
  • School lunchtime supervisor
  • Youth and community worker


How to apply:

You can apply to JACE all year round. No need to wait - get in touch today!


Telephone us on 0345 241 7738             

Email: jace@jace-training.co.uk










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