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Playwork Apprentice Level 3

Brief overview of the role

SCL are recruiting for a Children's Activities Apprentice to join their friendly team. This is a great opportunity to work with children aged 4 -11 whilst working towards a Level 3 NVQ. During your apprenticeship you will be supported by a manager and assessor. Travel between sites will be expected.

Working week

Days and shifts TBC Please note; the vacancy is field-based, and you will be expected to travel to more than one place of work. Shifts will vary from 7:30 - 6:30pm

Total hours per week: 37.50

Vacancy description

The Playwork Apprentice offers a great opportunity working with children aged 4 - 11 whilst working towards a Level 3 NVQ. As an apprentice you will be part of a dedicated team of Sports Coaches, Children's Activities Leaders and Regional Managers, ensuring a safe and secure environment is provided to children, delivering a dynamic and engaging daily club programme of activities within a Breakfast, Afterschool and Holiday club setting.

This one-year teaching and leadership programme will develop your skills and knowledge of delivering a range of fun activities to primary school children. It will provide you with a vocational pathway into areas of childcare and play work, such as Breakfast and After School Care Club Assistants / Supervisor, Holidays Activities Leader or Care Club Manager.

Key responsibilities and day to day duties:

  • Provide and support a safe and secure environment for all children at a range of clubs
  • Assist with the managing and maintenance of club ratios and registers of all children attending SCL's clubs
  • Build effective relationships with parents and school staff
  • Assist with the planning and development of activities ensuring a stimulating environment
  • Assist with the management of the club's programme of activities
  • Assist with the maintenance of supplies and resources within the school settings

During your apprenticeship you will be supported by a Regional Manager and Apprentice Assessor.

SCL have numerous Play work vacancies they are based in; Woking, Chertsey, Dorking, Bagshot, Slough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Farnham, Guildford, and Basingstoke.

You will be assigned a region as the vacancy is field based you will be expected to travel between sites and also attend training on a weekly basis. 

Please note, you will not have a centre office and you will be working in the field in different schools. 

Desired skills

  • A people person with good communication skills
  • Be able to relate to and engage with children between the ages of 4-11
  • Be reliable and passionate over everything else as there will be interaction with many different people both internally and in the schools, you work in
  • You always place the customer at the heart of everything you do
  • You realise by working as team we are stronger together
  • You have the ability to communicate and influence at all levels

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about developing a career leading children's activities
  • Be adaptable to different situations as and when they arise
  • Undertake an enhanced DBS check
  • You will always go the extra mile
  • You have a "make it happen" attitude
  • You deliver on your promises
  • You are a positive role model
  • Keen interest in sport and pursuing a career in leading children's activities
  • Enthusiasm
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Reliable
  • Committed
  • Professional

Desired qualifications

GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English A-C / 7-4 desirable but not essential.

Full apprenticeship training will be delivered by SCL Education & Training. 

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Playwork
  • Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 2 Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills 

Playwork Apprentice Level 3

Guildford, UK
Woking GU21 6LQ, UK
Slough, UK
Corsham, UK
Basingstoke RG24 8PE, UK
Bagshot, UK
Chertsey, UK
Dorking, UK
Hook RG27, UK
Upper Church Ln, Farnham GU9 7PW, UK
Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 28 May 2020