The course is designed for individuals wishing to study for a career as a registered Healthcare Play Specialist. The programme of study is aimed at both volunteers and staff employed in the sector, and provides an opportunity to gain the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in the sector.
Healthcare play specialists can gain professional registration with the Hospital Play Staff Education Trust (HPSET).
This course will provide you with all of the training, support and knowledge, to use the play specialism in supporting sick children, aid with their cognitive understanding, and minimise trauma - what could be more rewarding?
Our foundation degree combines theoretical knowledge, practical experience, and reflective practice to teach you how to use play as a therapeutic tool in hospitals, the community, and home based settings. Our extensive support and specialist mentoring will prepare you for a challenging yet rewarding career.
You will gain a broad understanding of health, child development, and supporting families. You'll use your knowledge of sickness in children to recognise children's changing needs, while preparing for and undergoing procedures and treatment. You'll also put theory into practice in a healthcare play setting.