Play Training

Need play training? Want to know more about the magic of play and its benefits for all ages? OPA run short play training sessions and a level 1 course ‘Play-Way’.

Short play training sessions

These short sessions cover many aspects of play and playwork, and are generally for people working with young people aged 3-19 years. They include Playwork Principles, Healthy Snacks, Inclusive Play, Games, Turning Break Time into Play Time (for schools) and lots more. OPA can run a course in your area if there are sufficient numbers.

Play-Way course nationally-recognised and accredited introduction to play and playwork, for people who are new to the field and who wish to gain a basic knowledge of play or for those who are wishing to upskill.

Play-Way is a 14 hour course, divided into two hour sessions:

Understanding Play; The Importance of Play; Playing for ALL; Playing Safely; Supporting Play; Play Spaces; Reflective Practice.