Leeds Beckett University

Leeds Beckett University

Therapeutic Play Skills

Play is essential for the development of children. As play therapists, students take the lead in nurturing troubled children and helping them to grow emotionally, mentally and socially through the use of self-expression and creative mediums. Students help children come to terms with traumatic events in their lives through the use of a play toolkit, which includes sand, clay, puppetry and other creative mediums, where the child has the freedom and opportunity to express themselves by recreating their own world.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent experience or training, such as within the work environment, where the applicant does not have a degree. Have a minimum of 2 years' full time equivalent experience of working with children in some capacity. 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. 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. Mature students are encouraged to apply.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

University Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 812 3113