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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Leeds Beckett University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Details

Modern family life has been transformed by high divorce rates, the decline of the extended family, easy access to alcohol and drugs and other social and cultural factors adversely impacting on many of today's young people. By developing your 'play therapy toolkit' competencies to an advanced level using mediums such as storytelling, music, dance and drama, you will be able to work with children who have serious social, emotional, behavioural and mental health difficulties. You will focus primarily on developing techniques in non-directive play, encouraging the child to work towards finding their own solutions to problems through play. You will explore ways of integrating the child as the centre of a social system made up of school, family and teams of support. You will also undertake 100 hours of clinically supervised work with children in a variety of practical settings.

Course Benefits

As you progress, you will develop your own network of contacts and be able to join Play Therapy UK (PTUK) local support groups and meet experienced practitioners. You will join the PTUK as a trainee member, observe the ethical framework and clinical governance requirements designed to protect the public. You will also undertake 100 hours of clinically supervised work with children in either a primary school, special needs school, nursery, primary health care, hospital, care home or adoption and foster care setting, where you will apply your learning in a practical setting.

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University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett University is a global university, with an alumni community based in 153 countries around the world.
Degrees available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore. In-country staff provide application support and advice.
International students are eligible for scholarships of up to £5,000.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    105th out of 118 4

    66th out of 83 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    105 49%

    98th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48 48%

    111th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    58th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    110 63%

    64th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    76th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    18th

    8

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