Everyone Can Play
Everyone Can Play

Course Details

The course will ask you to examine your own and other's attitudes about Disabled Adults and Children. It will not focus on finding out about specific conditions. This would support the medical model, is not acceptable to Disabled People and does not promote equality of opportunity and choice.

This Level 2 course is a 12.5 hour tutor lead course usually covered over 5 sessions of 2.5 hours. Students are also encouraged to undertake personal study and if possible visit other play settings. The sessions include:

  • Session 1 - Introduction
  • Session 2 - Disability equality
  • Session 3 - Children's well-being
  • Session 4 - Equality of Opportunity
  • Session 5 - Planning for inclusive play

Who can attend?

Anyone working in play with children who want to take an active part in making sure that non-disabled and disabled children can play together.


Course Aims and Assessment

Everyone Can Play aims to:

  • enable students to develop confidence and competence in working with disabled and non-disabled children aged 4-16 years.
  • give students an understanding of inclusive play issues and playwork values.
  • provide valuable underpinning knowledge to support students in further learning.

After completing Everyone can Play you will have explored:

  • issues of inclusion of Disabled Children in local play settings
  • the importance of policy-making to achieve inclusion
  • how to take key points from each session and share them with your co-workers
  • the importance of consulting with children


Students will recive a full Everyone Can Play certificate if they:

  • attend 80% of the tutor lead course;
  • complete a multiple-choice questionnaire set by the tutor;
  • show an awareness of playwork values;
  • show evidence of improved playwork practice.


"It helped me to realise that I was sometimes my biggest barrier and to enjoy playwork and be excited about what I could do"

Claire Sweeting

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