Course Description

Therapeutic Play Skills

Therapeutic Play Skills is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. It is a 'Classroom Based' course with a duration of 3 months. Therapeutic Play Skills gives a Course Qualification of Level 5 Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Therapeutic Play Skills at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

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.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 6 Minor Award in Therapeutic Play Skills (6N4705)
Course Start Date16th September 2019
Course End Date12th December 2019
Course Duration3 months
Course TimeMonday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Course Fee989
Entry RequirementsEntry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements
Phone01 8920000
Course CodeETPS-P-DS-SP-19
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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