Our new UK play and playwork education and skills strategy for 2011 – 2016
We are pleased to announce the release of our new UK play and playwork education and skills strategy for 2011 – 2016, which replaces the previous UK strategy, ‘Quality Training, Quality Play’.
It is the culmination of an incredible amount of energy and focus, and SkillsActive would like to thank all those across the UK who participated in focus groups and workshops and responded to our consultation.
The key points from the strategy are:
A skilled, qualified and developing play workforce, whose practice is underpinned by the Playwork Principles, who provide high quality, accessible play opportunities for children and young people
- Position playwork as a distinct profession within the children and young people’s workforce.
- Support other sectors and the public in their understanding of the value of play and playwork
- Develop and promote a suite of sustainable qualifications that are valued by employers and the workforce, including volunteers
- Encourage delivery and uptake of high quality accessible training, education and professional development opportunities