Course Description

Therapeutic Play Skills

Portobello Institute

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.

Course Code ETPS-P-DS-SP-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Child Development, Education
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 16th September 2019
Course End Date 12th December 2019
Course Fee 989
Course Duration 3 months
Course Times Monday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Therapeutic Play Skills (6N4705)
Entry Requirements Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements
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Portobello Institute

43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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