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Training Courses

This section is divided into courses for therapeutic play and play therapy training accredited by Play Therapy UK (PTUK) and other courses.

Accredited courses are ones that have been accredited by PTUK and meet the requirements of the Register of Play and Creative Arts Therapists, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority ( These courses have also been accredited through Play Therapy International (PTI). Courses delivered in the UK are validated by Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University and in the Republic of Ireland by NUI Galway (National University of Ireland). The main training provider, APAC, delivers play therapy courses in the UK in a collaborative partnership with Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University and in the Republic of Ireland in partnership with the NUI Galway (National University of Ireland).

Other Courses are ones that have been assessed by PTUK as ones likely to be of interest and to be of a good standard.  We are always seeking information  from  providers of good quality courses. (see below)

Other Learning Resources are available for users and commissioners of play therapy as well as for CPD Continuing Professional Development.  These include (or will include shortly):

Relevant Web Sites
Papers & Articles
'Play for Life' - Journal
Profession Structure Model
Accredited Training Courses
Other Courses
Clinical Database Extracts

Latest Training News

We are proud to announce APAC's Post Graduate Certificate running in collaborative partnership with NUI Galway.

Summer School for 15 days starts July 2016

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Providers of resources for and training in therapeutic play, play therapy and creative arts therapies are invited to submit details of their resources, courses and organisations for publication on the PTUK web site.  (There is no charge for a simple listing but we reserve the right to accept and edit the content and normally ask for a reciprocal link).

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