The Register of Playwork Professionals is an independent professional register for people working in the play sector. The Register will be launched in England initially and, in time, will also cover Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The Register is owned and operated by SkillsActive, the not-for-profit Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being. It is being developed in partnership with employers, playworkers and representatives from key national organisations involved in development, delivery and support for children’s play.
The Register is being developed as a mechanism to support employers, playworkers and the general public. A registration system gives employers and the public assurance that registered individuals hold the relevant professional qualifications required for the job they undertake. For playworkers, it will provide clarity and structure to training and continuing professional development (CPD), supporting the individual to develop within the sector. Membership will provide playworkers with proof that their qualification meets Ofsted’s regulation requirements and, in the longer term, professional recognition for the sector.