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Transcend Level 3 Award in the Operational Inspection of Playgrounds and Activity Facilities

Transcend Awards Visual Inspection of Play Area
Ofqual Reg Number: 603/5312/0
Guided Learning Hours: 12
Total Qualification Time: 30
Start Date: 01/01/2020
Review Date: 31/08/2029
Registration Fee: £35

Transcend Playground Safety is a suite of Ofqual regulated vocational qualifications that sit in sector subject area 8.1 Sport, Leisure, and Recreation.

This suite is uniquely designed to facilitate a professional development pathway for those who wish to fulfil the occupational role of an inspector in this context. It also offers those operating in playground and activity facility design, installation and maintenance roles or wider health and safety remits to enhance their scope of professional competence.

The Transcend Level 3 Award in the Operational Inspection of Playgrounds and Activity Facilities is for learners aged 18+ who wish to progress their career pathway as an inspector in this context. It is for those who have achieved a level 2 regulated qualification or recognised training as a routine visual inspector. This is likely to be business owners and staff that work on new build housing estates, in active leisure settings, in schools and for councils.

The qualification aim is to enable learners to develop learners’ skills required to fulfil the role of an operational inspector of playgrounds and activity facilities

The qualification objective is to provide a benefit to learners by developing competence in a vocational role. Learners will develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to schedule, perform and report on:

  • Site risk assessments
  • Operational inspections of playgrounds
  • Operational inspections of activity facilities
  • Operational inspections of skate activity facilities
  • Operational inspections of parkour activity facilities
  • Operational inspections of outdoor adult fitness activity facilities
  • Operational inspections of free access multi sports activity facilities

Successful learners will be compliant with Health and Safety Law and BS-EN standards in the operational inspection of playgrounds and activity facilities. Successful learners may use these skills to gain employment or to enhance their current scope of practice.

This qualification was developed with industry specialist RYNAT as the technical collaborator. It is validated through consultation with inspectors, industry employers, education providers and equality experts.

This qualification is delivered by health and safety education providers that have been formally approved by RYNAT as the technical advisor. These providers must also gain recognised centre status and be approved by the awarding organisation to deliver the qualification. Applicants and recognised centres are all required to evidence compliance with the centre recognition and qualification delivery conditions to gain and retain status.

Ten-Group is an industry leading education provider that is recognised as a centre and approved to deliver this qualification.

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