Therapeutic Play Skills

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

11 Weeks

Course Fees
€795.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Is for individuals who are…

….. Interested in a recognized qualification in Therapeutic Play Skills that will provide the competence to use play as a therapeutic medium in a range of early years and special needs settings. This will facilitate practitioners focusing on children’s specific needs in relation to holistic development.

Learners will engage in creative activities that will enhance their personal development, develop insights, awareness and contribute to understanding and meeting the needs of children in their care.

Looking for….

... The relevant knowledge, skill and competence to plan, deliver and evaluate therapeutic play-based interventions in specific Early Childhood Care and Education  settings?

Learners will gain an understanding of therapeutic play activities.and use their skills in a variety of Early Childhood Education and recreational settings.  


Learners will understand how to support early childhood development through creative expressive play and enable the child to make sense of and express his or her world in both a visual and tangible manner.

To Become...

It will enhance the skills of those in occupational roles sufficient to all them reflect upon the practical implications of Therapeutic Play Skills, examples include:
Montessori Teacher

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve Therapeutic Play Skills Level 6 Award

It will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make things Happen

Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence using play as a therapeutic medium in a range of early years and special needs settings

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced Teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills and competence required to work effectively in this field.

04. Knowledge & Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment. A friendly welcoming student centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the Therapeutic Play Skills programme.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

  • For those who wish to further their own knowledge and understanding of play and it’s developmental, educational and therapeutic applications.
  • Ideal for those working in the Childcare Sector
  • Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience
  • Competence in spoken and written English 


Start Date: 07/04/20

End Date: 16/06/2020 

Evening/s: Tuesdays   Time: 18.30 to 21.30

Duration: 11 Weeks

Progression Opportunities

 Learners can transfer/progress to:

The Early Childhood Care and Education Level 6 (Course Code: 6M2007)

BSc. Degree in Early Childhood Care, Health and Education (LYIT in Collaboration with Dorset College)


FET/QQI Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills Level 6 (Minor Award)


Lecturer Profiles

Programme Fees


Additional Information

Award QQI/FET Therapeutic Play Skills Component Certificate Level 6


Awarded by: (QQI) Quality & Qualifications Ireland.    Grading Pass: 50% - 64% / Merit: 65% - 79% / Distinction: 80% - 100%

Application Process