Practice Based Play Therapy

NUI Galway


Course Name Practice Based Play Therapy
Course Provider NUI Galway
Course Code 85193 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
Postgraduate Certificate National University of Ireland None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Galway City
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Expand+The course is offered in collaboration with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC). Applications are made directly through APAC.

Early application is advisable.

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Duration Duration
Certificate stage: 20 months, Diploma stage: 20 months

Mode of study
Block release (15-day Residential Summer School)
Course Fee Fees: (per annum)
EU: Cert €3,700, Diploma €3,900
Non-EU: Cert €4,200, Diploma €4,400
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Entry Requirements

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• Applicants must have at least two years’ experience working with children in the relevant sectors and should normally possess a first or second class honours degree in either psychology, education, childhood studies or social w...

Course Content

Expand+Who is this course for:
The course is particularly suitable for those wishing to add therapeutic play skills to their existing psychological therapy skills, and/or those working with children including:
• Counsellors and psychotherapists or psycho...

Assessment Method Assessment differs from module to module, depending on the learning outcomes. Students must also pass the practice placement, have a satisfactory report from their clinical practice supervisor and complete the required number of practice hours for each award.
Number of Credits ECTS Certificate (30) Diploma (30)
Careers or Further Progression What career or further study opportunities are there?
The course provides an opportunity for those interested in developing their skills to work therapeutically with children and for those who wish to make a career decision to become a play therapist. The principles of play therapy are used by a wide range of professionals, such as counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, teaching staff, occupational therapists, nurses and social workers.
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