Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Play Therapy

Throughout the course, students will develop their `play therapy tool-kit' competencies at an advanced level, using mediums such as storytelling, music, dance and drama, to work with children who have serious social, emotional, behaviour and mental health difficulties. Students will focus primarily on non-directive play, where they will encourage the child to work towards their own solutions to problems, so they can then begin to explore ways of integrating the child as the centre of a social system, such as in schools, families and teams of support.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the postgraduate Certificate Therapeutic Play Skills at Leeds Metropolitan University, or hold an equivalent qualification. Have a minimum of 50 hours of clinically supervised practice. Applicants should have a work based placement, which may be the applicant's place of work, and a PTUK approved Clinical Supervisor member, who must be in place before clinical work starts. Applicants will also need to evidence their professional indemnity and public liability insurance cover. Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Leeds LS1 3HE Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 812 3113