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Therapeutic Play Skills - Part Time Evening

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Approx 3 months


QQI Level 6


Awarding Body

Start Date

Start Date
November 2019

Therapeutic Play Skills - Part Time Evening

This course will qualify the learner to become a “therapeutic play practitioner” where the focus of their work will be to understand child development from a therapeutic perspective. They will be able to provide suitable therapeutic interventions in accordance with their knowledge and scope of the role of the therapeutic play practitioner in relation to; general adjustment issues, attachment issues, mild challenging behaviour, and low self-esteem issues.

This course is suitable for those already working with children in a variety of areas such as:
•    Early Childcare and Education settings-pre-school teachers or practitioners
•    Schools-teachers, resource teacher or Special Needs Assistants
•    Hospitals-nurses or carers
•    Child Minders
•    Nanny’s 
•    Au Pairs
•    Parents

This course also provides students with an invaluable foundation to further develop their careers and become qualified “Play Therapists”.
This course provides for the full and effective implementation of all four themes of the Aistear curriculum framework and the SPHE curriculum from a therapeutic perspective. Thus, providing greater opportunity for helping our children to learn to cope with issues that may affect them in their lives. This therapeutic perspective is evidence based and has been shown to provide positive improvements in children’s behaviour, self-esteem and general adjustment issues.

QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Therapeutic Play Skills (6N4705)

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college.  There are no previous academic requirements


This is a part-time course delivered 1 evening a week over 14 weeks and include these 2 workshops;

Sand Play Therapy

Creative Arts


 Therapeutic Play and its benefits, 
•    The nature and types of issues that children experience and how therapeutic play can help them
•    The skills and techniques required to become a therapeutic play practitioner/play specialist.
•    The different creative mediums that can be used in therapeutic play interventions such as Sand play, Clay, Art, Music, Lego, Water and Therapeutic Story telling.

The cost of this course is €989

Easy Payment Plan

Deposit of 40% = €490

Balance in to 2 instalments of €297 due 10th of the month after the course starts.  Payments can be made by credit/debit card, electronic fund transfer or in person to our offices.

Instalment fee  payable - €95 spread across 2 instalment payments, included in figures detailed above

Read our Terms of Enrolment here for more information about payment arrangements


Pease note places on this course are only confirmed once the deposit of tuition fees has been received.

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Course Code Location & Info Price
ETPS-P-DS-NO-19 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

25/11/2019 - 16/03/2020
Monday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, evening classes are not held from Friday 11/12/19 to Friday 03/01/20.
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