Postgraduate PG Cert

Therapeutic Play Skills (APAC)

Therapeutic Play Skills (APAC)

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    APAC Ltd
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    2 Years
  • Start date


    17 Jan 2022

Become a qualified play therapist and help children come to terms with traumatic events in their lives. Through the use of play, you will give children the confidence and opportunity to express themselves during their time with you.

Whether you are looking for a career change, already work in psychological therapy, social work or in medicine and want to add therapeutic play to your existing skill set, or if you are a graduate just starting out in the field and want to refine your knowledge, this professional course, delivered in partnership with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), and accredited by the professional body Play Therapy UK, will enable you to work under supervision with individual children who have slight to moderate problems.

Please note that all applications and queries for this course will be dealt with by APAC, and that start dates may differ depending on your location of study. Find out more on the APAC website.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: we entered an increased number of units for this assessment, up from 11% in 2008 to 33% in 2014.

You will undertake 100 hours of clinical practice in either a primary school, special needs school, nursery, primary health care, hospital, care home or adoption and foster care setting, where you will apply your learning in a practical setting.

Our School of Health & Community Studies has a well-established playwork team and over recent years has developed close links with APAC and professional organisations Play Therapy UK and Play Therapy International.

Why study Therapeutic Play Skills at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited course
  2. 97% of PG Dip Therapeutic Play Skills students in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  3. Practice-based learning
  4. Expert supervision
  5. Part-time study

* Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

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