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Play Therapy Level 4 - QLS Endorsed

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Thames College


£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
384 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
  • PDF Certificate - £2.99
  • Hardcopy CPD Certificate - £8.99
  • QLS Certificate - £135
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Welcome to the Play Therapy Course, a comprehensive and insightful journey into the world of therapeutic play designed to help children cope with emotional and psychological challenges.

According to recent data, 1 in 6 children in the UK has a probable mental health disorder.

This comprehensive course delves into the intricacies of Play Therapy, providing a strong foundation for those interested in assisting young individuals in their healing journey. In this course, we explore the power of play as a tool for healing, growth, and self-expression in children, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young individuals facing adversity.

By the end of this course, you will be well-prepared to engage with and support children who are dealing with emotional and psychological challenges, making a meaningful contribution to their healing and growth. As an added bonus, you can further enhance your expertise by enrolling in our supplementary course,

►►► Art Therapy

Join us in this exploration of the world of Play Therapy, where play becomes a powerful medium for understanding, communication, and transformation for children in need.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a deep understanding of what Play Therapy is and how it can benefit children.
  • Explore various models and approaches in Play Therapy, enabling effective intervention strategies.
  • Acquire insights into creating safe and supportive play settings for therapists, abused children, and materials.
  • Develop the ability to address typical issues that may arise during Play Therapy sessions.
  • Apply Play Therapy techniques in specialised contexts, such as with sexually and emotionally abused children, homeless children, and disaster mental health cases.



120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Course Curriculum:

  • Module 01: What is Play Therapy
    This module introduces the fundamentals of Play Therapy, explaining its importance and role in child development.

  • Module 02: Advantages and Outcomes of Play Therapy
    Discover the positive impacts of Play Therapy on children's emotional and psychological well-being, with a focus on measurable outcomes.

  • Module 03: Models and Approaches of Play Therapy
    Explore various models and approaches, such as psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, and humanistic, used in Play Therapy.

  • Module 04: The Play Settings: Therapist, Abused Child, and Materials
    Learn how to create a supportive and safe environment for effective Play Therapy sessions.

  • Module 05: Typical Issues in Play Therapy
    Identify common challenges and obstacles encountered during Play Therapy and develop strategies to address them.

  • Module 06: Play Therapy for Sexually and Emotionally Abused Children
    Gain insights into specialised techniques for working with children who have experienced sexual and emotional abuse.

  • Module 07: Play Therapy for Children Who are Homeless
    Explore the unique considerations and methods for Play Therapy with homeless children.

  • Module 08: Play Interventions for Disaster Mental Health
    Learn how Play Therapy can be a valuable tool in disaster mental health situations.

  • Module 09: Case Studies and Recent Trends in Play Therapy
    Analyse real-world case studies and stay updated on the latest trends and developments in Play Therapy.

Please Note: Thames College is a One Education approved resale partner for Quality Licence Scheme Endorsed courses.

Who is this course for?

Those who want to strengthen their skills while training for the desired job should take advantage of the Play Therapy training!


No formal entry requirements for this course!

Career path

  • Play Therapist: £25,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • Child Psychologist specialising in Play Therapy: £30,000 - £50,000 per annum
  • School Counselor with Play Therapy expertise: £20,000 - £35,000 per annum
  • Clinical Social Worker focusing on Play Therapy: £27,000 - £45,000 per annum

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PDF Certificate

Digital certificate - £2.99

You can get CPD Accredited PDF Certificates for only 2.99 GBP per course.

Hardcopy CPD Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £8.99

You can also get a Printed Hardcopy CPD Certificate for only 8.99 GBP for each course.

QLS Certificate

Hard copy certificate - £135

Upon successful completion of this course, you can order an original hardcopy certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The certificate will be home-delivered, with a pricing scheme of —

  • 135 GBP within UK
  • 145 GBP for International Delivery (Postal Fees Included)


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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.