Play Training

Bath Area Play Project can provide a range of training to suit your setting’s needs. Previously we have devised and run short courses in the following: Child Protection, Challenging Behaviour, Inclusion, The Law, Games and many other subjects. Attendance Certificates can be given. To discuss your requirements in detail together with costings, please contact BAPP.


Please enquire at the BAPP office for dates of the next course you are interested in. Some training is particularly popular and we operate a waiting list for these.




Flyers and booking forms are usually sent out to specific people who have identified they would like to do the course as well as a general mailing to the sector. To secure a place, return the booking form to the BAPP office with the accompanying payment as soon as possible to secure your place.


Where a place has been booked and the individual is unable to take up the place within a week of the start date, the fee will not be returned unless we are able to fill the space from our waiting list.



Courses Available

Take 5 for Play 

An Introduction to Playwork 15 hours


This qualification will provide you with an understanding of the playwork principles, equalities, safeguarding and teamwork. It is an ideal introduction to playwork training and will enable you to develop understanding of all the key relevant issues to working with children in a play setting.

Suitable for new playworkers, parents, volunteer playworkers and anyone interested in finding out more about the role of a playworker.

To book a place, complete and return the booking form with payment to the BAPP office at Odd Down Community centre, Bath BA2 2TL.

Payment can be made electronically; please contact the office for payment details (01225) 832479. Playwork Partnerships website


Everyone Can Play – 2 courses per year

Working towards the inclusion of all children in playwork settings 12 hours


CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork – run according to demand

CACHE website

The Level 3 Diploma in Playwork is only suitable for those working or voilunteering in a playwork environment where an Assessor can observe your practice. As at February 2016, there is Government Funding available for anyone working for more than 30 hours a week to gain an Advanced Apprenticeship through an NVQ route. This is therefore not suitable for anyone new to playwork but for experienced playworkers, is an ideal way of gaining a qualification whilst you are working. You will be required to put a portfolio together of evidence of your capabilities and meet with the assessor each month and it is predicted that playworkers will complete the Diploma between 9 and 12 months.

This qualification is also available as a tutored course and can be run according to demand.


Health & Safety for Childcarers – run according to demand

Keep up to date with all relevant legislation and your responsibilities in relation to the law – Fire safety, risk assessments etc


12 hour Paediatric First Aid – Courses run according to demand

A legal requirement for every setting to have a named First Aider with this qualification. Usually held over 3 evenings, one per week. Valid for three years. Next Training 


Manual Handling for Childcarers

Run according to demand

Congratulations to all the SMSAs and Nursery staff at St. Saviour's Infants School who have completed their Play training!

We looked at the importance of play for children's development, the play types, the role of the adult in children's play and the importance of loose parts play.

They had fun building towers with scrap and enjoyed the last session outside in the sun! With thanks to Head teacher Ed, who supports and encourages play throughout the school.

How to Book a Place

To reserve a place a course, print the Booking Form, complete your details and send with payment made payable to "Bath Area Play Project" to the BAPP Office at Odd Down Community Centre, Odins Road, Odd Down, Bath, BA2 2TL


For settings and organisations, we can invoice for payment – write on the Booking Form 'Please Invoice' and return as soon as possible to reserve a place.


You will only be notified if we are unable to offer you a place. No confirmation letters will be sent out unless specifically requested. Maps and directions can be sent on request.



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