Childhood with Therapeutic Play at University of Chichester - UCAS

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Childhood Studies with Therapeutic Play encompasses working with children in a variety of settings and contexts with a focus on utilising therapeutic play approaches. The course provides the opportunity to gain professional practice experience making clear links between theory and therapeutic practice. Students will be guided through an exciting range of modules that are specifically designed to increase understanding of children, and to develop therapeutic skills. This unique and innovative course will offer two distinct pathways; ‘Early Childhood’ working with children aged 0-8 years of age which confers Level 3 ‘full and relevant’ status, or ‘Childhood’ which provides the option to work with children and young people across the age range. This programme is the perfect preparation to work therapeutically with children and young people in specialist SEND settings, to support children with social, emotional and mental health challenges in mainstream settings, or to undertake further training to become a registered Play Therapist. The programme includes modules in: Children’s Health & Wellbeing, Special Educational Needs & Disability and Safeguarding. The specific Therapeutic Play pathway will include compulsory modules in Play, Creativity & Expressive Arts, Therapeutic Play, Working Therapeutically with Families, and Being Human. Students in their third year will undertake an independent research project with a therapeutic play focus. In addition to these modules, a programme of ENRICH sessions will provide exposure to a diverse range of relevant subject presentations including: Developing Resilience, Therapeutic Relationships and The Role of the Play Therapist. At Levels 4 and 5 all students will complete a practice placement (age group dependent on pathway). At Level 5 this practical element of the programme will include the delivery of therapeutic interventions.


Study areas include: Children's Health and Wellbeing Special Educational Needs Play, Creative and Expressive Arts Therapeutic Play Working Therapeutically with Families Being Human

Assessment method

It is important that our assessments are designed to meet the various learning needs of students. We offer a variety of assessment methods that include presentations, assignments, exams, academic posters and placement portfolios.

How to apply

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Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No component less than 5.5
PTE Academic5050-57 and no lower than 50-57 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)79At least: 18 in Reading 17 in Listening 20 in Speaking 17 in Writing

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16344 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16344 Year 1

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Childhood with Therapeutic Play at University of Chichester - UCAS