Design for Outdoor Play - Level 4 NQFDesign for Outdoor Play - Level 4 NQF

Design for Outdoor Play
Level 4 in the National Qualification Framework


This is the first course to a nationally recognised standard that has ever been developed to offer a formal qualification for the design of outdoor play areas.

Target Audience:

The course is aimed at people who have responsibilities for play area design and will include landscape architects, play equipment providers, suppliers and anyone who is responsible or interested in play provision.

Course Info:

The course is orientated towards the technical aspects of design and does not pretend to try and teach learners the finer aspects where design flair is all important: the course will run over two sessions of two days in the classroom. Learners will have to complete a substantial project which will include the design of a play space and this will form their final assessment.

Your Tutor:

Your tutor will be Keith Dalton. Keith has over 20 years experience in the playground industry. He was managing director of Hags Play Ltd for over 10 years and was also responsible for the development of the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in playground inspection & operation, being one of the only 2 approved tutors for this course in the UK. Keith was also responsible for the production of the DDA assessment check-list that now forms the industry standard. In May 2003 keith enrolled with the Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) and is one of a select group who are qualified to examine all levels of inspectors enrolling with the RPII. In 2008 Keith was appointed as the technical director of the RPII by his fellow professionals, and is also the RPII representative on the SW65 committee in charge of writing the standards for playground equipment.


The cost to attend this course will be £995.00 excl. VAT for the full 4 days (run across 2 sessions). Lunch and refreshments will be included but accommodation and travel will need to be allowed for.

To book your place or find out about dates and venues please send an enquiry through the contact form on this website