Guidance

Playwork apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the playwork sector.

The playwork apprenticeship is for those people who wish to work in a children’s play centre.

Training opportunities

As an intermediate level apprentice you could work as an assistant play worker or play centre assistant, working under supervision of the playworker in charge and contributing to the organisation and facilitation of play opportunities.

On the advanced level apprenticeship you could work as a playworker or senior playworker, responsible for:

  • supervising the team in the play setting
  • ensuring that policies and procedures are followed
  • ensuring that a range of play opportunities are provided

Types of apprenticeships

Job roles

Intermediate level apprenticeship

  • assistant playworker
  • play centre assistant

Advanced level apprenticeship

  • playworker
  • senior playworker