Playwork and Training

Playwork Training Courses

 New Courses published soon! Programme will begin again in late September. Courses will include Playground crafts, Maintaining structures, Wood carving and whittling, Arts and crafts, Promoting positive behaviour, Equality and diversity, First Aid, Safeguarding children and young people, Working with youths, Games and activities etc..

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Hackney Play Association is willing and able to offer qualifications at all levels subject to demand.

We are also able to offer short courses on specific topics, team and organisational training sessions for affordable prices. For further information, requests for other training opportunities and to apply for places please contact and let us know your needs and priorities for 2017.

First Aid Courses

Paediatric First Aid Course, 29 and 30 March 2017

In the spring term 29th and 30th March 2017 we have another 2 day First Aid course that meets legal and Ofsted requirements. This costs will be £60 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and upon receipt of payment. Please let us know if any of your staff are due for their 3 year renewable First Aid qualification now or in the short term future. Contact to request a place and to make sure we are aware of the need.

Paediatric First Aid Course, 12 and 13 July 2017

In the summer term on 12th and 13th July 2017, we have our second Paediatric First-Aid Course that meets legal and Ofsted requirments. The course costs £60 per learner and will be allocated on a first come first served basis and upon receipt of payment. When you email to request your place we will invoice you and upon receipt of payment your place will be confirmed. Contact

Short Courses

Play Way: introductory Playwork course, 18 and 19 July 2017

This short course, (2 days) is aimed at staff who are new to playwork, will be running in the spring term, the sessions covered are basic playwork principals, role of a playworker, recognising risk and benefit. It is a very practical, accessible and fun course, ideal for those new to playwork. The costs are £60 for the complete course.

We will also be offering short courses for playworkers on Safeguarding, Promoting Positive Behaviour and Creative Ideas , subject to demand. They cost £25 for Hackney groups and £40 for non-Hackney groups. Please contact to book places and to get more information.

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Volunteering Opportunities If you are looking for the opportunity to develop skills, support your community and link professional learning to practice we are able to support volunteer placements subject to a successful selection and induction process. Please look at the Volunteer Playworker job description here and complete the application form here.