Therapeutic Play Skills: QQI Level 6

Toy story II by Romina Campos @Flickr
Toy story II by Romina Campos @Flickr

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use play as a therapeutic medium in a range of early years and special needs settings to facilitate young people, focusing on children’s specific needs in relation to holistic development.

Tutor Profile:

Ann Daly has a BA in Montessori Education from St. Nicholas Montessori College of Ireland, a Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy from Play Therapy Ireland and NUIG, a Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills from Play Therapy Ireland and NUIG, and a Certificate in Lego Based Therapy from Cambridge University. Ann is owner/manager of Sunvalley Montessori School, a practicing play therapist, a member of Play Therapy Ireland, and a member of St. Nicholas Montessori Teacher Society.

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Fees

  • A QQI certification fee of €20 is already included in course fee.

Mallow Classes

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NightSchool.ie at Mallow College of Further Education.
Nights: Tuesday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 12 Weeks
Starting: Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Price: €300.00, *€290.00 with online discount, €210.00 for Social Welfare, €210.00 for Old Age Pension recipients, €180.00 for current and just graduated Mallow College day students.

Charleville Classes

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Charleville Further Education & Training Centre (formerly Mannix College).
Nights: Tuesday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 12 Weeks

Price: €300.00, *€290.00 with online discount, €210.00 for Social Welfare, €210.00 for Old Age Pension recipients, €180.00 for current and just graduated Mallow College day students.

Award

QQI 6N4705 Therapeutic Play Skills, Level 6 (part of 6M2007)

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the key concepts, principles and practice in utilising play as a therapeutic medium in a variety of child settings.
  • Appraise therapeutic play theories and their relevance in different settings.
  • Demonstrate understanding and awareness of interpersonal communication to include one to one and group dynamics
  • Explore the limits in terms of helping children develop self-control and decision-making and also in terms of personal security and ethical relationship.
  • Examine the needs of specific individuals such as children who are bereaved, behavioural issues or those experiencing long term illness or medical care in a hospital setting
  • Contribute as an effective member of a team in an early years, education or healthcare setting in adhering to supervisory or management structures and maintaining appropriate documentation.
  • Design and implement a range of practical play techniques to include the creative expressive therapies of art, drama, music and dance activities
  • Manage the planning and preparation of group work to include facilitation of a range of techniques for children and adolescents.
  • Official QQI specifications and assessment breakdown: QQI 6N4705 Therapeutic Play Skills, Level 6

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