Ready for a rewarding career using play specialism to support sick children? This course will provide you with all of the knowledge needed to use play to aid with children’s cognitive understanding and to minimise trauma. Healthcare play specialists can gain progressional registration with Hospital Play Staff Education Trust (HPSET). Blending theoretical knowledge, practical experience and reflective practice, our foundation degree will teach you to effectively 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 play and recreation as well as relevant policies. In addition, you will explore child development while learning how to enhance resilience in children and young people among other important topics relevant to this field of study.
Modules may include: Level 4:
- SEARCH for Health
- Using evidence in Health & Social Care
- Children and Young People: Policy and Practice
- Play and Recreation
- Child Development
- Reflective Skills & Practice Assessment
- Children and Young People: Leadership and Management
- Health in Children and Young People
- The Child, Family and Society
- Enhancing Resilience in Children and Young People
Assessment will be through a combination of work based tasks to assess competencies, presentations and assignments. During the first year students will sit a multiple choice exam and during the second year they will sit a written exam answering questions related to a set case study.
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
A typical offer would consist of: BTEC/CACHE Level 3 Diploma: A full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare or health and social care. MP, MPP grade. GCSE English: Minimum Grade C or equivalent GCSE Maths: Minimum Grade C or equivalent Work experience: Minimum of two years employment working with children, after gaining the level 3 qualification. HPS registered mentor: Mentor must have HPS registration and have undertaken mentor training Work placement: A work placement in a clinical setting must be arranged prior to commencing the course. This requirement will be discussed during the admissions process. Support and guidance are available from the course team and HPSET should it be required. HPSET has a directory of all registered health play specialists and will support pre-entry students to contact them to arrange potential placements. DBS: Students will also be required to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process (DBS) prior to commencement on placement. The department will cover the cost. References: An appropriate reference required. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component. International qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria Mature applicants: A full and relevant Level 3 qualification in childcare or health and social care, GCSE English or equivalent minimum grade C. Alongside the additional entry requirements stated below. RPL claims: The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPL).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£3975||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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