Playworker Apprentice


Aylesbury, HP19 7WF

Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 July 2024


An opportunity is available with this employer to work within the local community, schools and holiday camps. Working alongside our team, you will be caring and supporting children in play. As a playworker, you will observe, assist in monitoring and maintaining a safe environment.

Annual wage
£10,701.60 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Playworker (level 2)
To be confirmed at interview stage.

30 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 2 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will receive a Level 2 Playworker Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
  • The training will include online courses, webinars, classroom-based training and onsite visits in the workplace.
  • Functional Skills qualifications in maths and English, as required.

Where you’ll work


HP19 7WF


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Playworker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Observe and reflect on play behaviours.
  • Communicate sensitively using relevant language and behaviour.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion in Playwork practice.
  • Identify ways to remove barriers which can prevent some children and young people playing.
  • Undertake reflective observations to improve own practice and the quality of the provision for children and young people.
  • Contribute to play audits.
  • Promote the value and benefits of play for all children and young people.
  • Assist with planning, creating and identifying loose parts to encourage and inspire sustainable practices, including recycling, reusing, reducing and repairing.
  • Recognise the benefits of risk taking in play and contribute to dynamic risk-benefit assessment.
  • Recognise that children and young people communicate with a range of different types of behaviour and may need Playworker support.
  • Support children and young people to understand and manage their emotions, feelings and actions.
  • Manage interactions with parents/caregivers professionally.
  • Recognise the importance of respecting professional boundaries when lone working or conducting intimate care with children and young people and using social media with children, young people and families.
  • Contribute to health and safety checks.
  • Follow emergency incidents or common illness/infections policies and procedures, administering first aid and completing records when required.
  • Use active listening and communication techniques when interacting with children and young people playing, identifying any potential concerns if they occur.
  • Contribute to recording and reporting procedures as required by the play setting.
  • Contribute to administrative and financial record keeping.
  • Promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle, ensuring specific dietary and cultural needs are met.
  • Maintain a clean environment according to local and national policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to ensuring security arrangements are followed, such as children’s arrival and departures from the setting.
  • Work as part of a team to support and supervise children and young people on off-site trips, complying with formal risk assessment of venues visited.
  • Apply Playwork approaches in own role, incorporating new and emerging themes.
  • Reflect on own practice to create a personal development plan with supervisor.
  • Recognise the boundaries of own self and other Playworkers’ interaction with children, and when it is necessary to report incidents to the appropriate safeguarding lead and Local Authority Designated Officer – LADO if appropriate when a Playworkers’ behaviour towards a child may pose a risk of harm.
  • Apply the play work approach depending on the individual need.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Desirable qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • Maths (grade Basic)
    • English (grade Basic)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Creative
    • Customer care skills
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Organisation skills
    • Patience
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working

    About this company

    AJK Sports is part of Premier Education Group has been providing schools, children and parents with innovative programmes and initiatives for over fourteen years. Established in 1999, we provide a wide range of services to schools and communities throughout the UK. The group, consisting of Premier Sport, Premier Performing Arts and The Golden Mile, collectively employs over 800 qualified professionals and last year our activities received over 5million visits.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Apprentices have the opportunity to move into full-time paid professional positions within our company. We have a clear 'Premier Pathway' of progression for all our employees.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263618.

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    Closes in 10 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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