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Course summary

This Foundation degree develops the skills and awareness to practice in a variety of settings that support children from 0-12-years. The course is designed to provide a bridge within the health and social care sector where play support, play work and play therapy are used (for example, play workers in health care). This course will also enable students to work therapeutically in educational contexts and may support existing staff who wish to extend their skills. This degree can also provide a suitable progression to Honours degree and then towards a post-graduate qualification in play therapy as recognised by the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT). Work may be in the statutory sector or community/voluntary settings. If students already work in health, social care (as in family support) or education, this award will enhance their existing skills and thus career progression.

How to apply

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University of Suffolk at East Coast College (Great Yarmouth)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants would need employment or voluntary placement in the relevant sector.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


With an 800 word written report.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8220 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8220 Year 1
Scotland £8220 Year 1
Wales £8220 Year 1
Channel Islands £8220 Year 1
EU £13992 Year 1
International £13992 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £13992 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Children's Health, Play and Wellbeing at University of Suffolk - UCAS