Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills

Health Sciences, Play Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma

apaclogo1Awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, UK, (APAC), the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) allows students to further explore ways of integrating the child as the centre of a social system, which includes schools, families and a team of support

The main items in the ‘Play Therapy Tool-Kit’ are revisited at a greater level of competence, put into practice with more difficult problems and used as assessment methods.

The programme also includes a 100-hour of practicum which leads to an International Certification as a Practitioner in Therapeutic Play Skills.

For other information relating to Play Therapy, kindly refer to Play Therapy Singapore’s website.


Programme Code PGDCTPS
Intake Date Block 1: 27th Nov – 1st December 2019
Block 2: 15th – 19th Apr 2020
Block 3: 31st Aug – 4th September 2020
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The overall purpose is to enable participants to practise safely and effectively using therapeutic play skills within a variety of settings. Participants will be trained to provide emotional and psychological support to children facing minor to moderate issues.


The Post Graduate Certificate of Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) consists of a 15-day programme with 120 contact lecture hours.

Upon completion, it leads to the Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play Skills (PGDCTPS) which accredits and recognises you as a Certified Play Therapist internationally.


1. Introduction to Art and Play Therapy Starting to Work Therapeutically With Children
The Therapeutic Play Continuum
Creative Visualisation
Setting Up to Practice
2. Music Skills for Working With Individuals and Attachment Theory
3. Storytelling & Puppetry Skills for Use With Individual Children Comparison of Theoretical Models of Psychotherapy
4. Sand Play Skills for Working with Individuals and Related Theory Use of Natural Materials
Child Development Theory (1)
Art Therapy for Individuals
5. Dance and Movement Skills for Working with Individuals Student Presentations
6. Practicum Clinical practice/Exposure


To complete the programme, the candidate must fulfil the following:


For admission to the Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills programme:

1 For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they are required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.


Preview Days & Time Mondays – Fridays
*Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
New Intake Commencement 27 Nov 2019
Schedule of Classes Block 1: 27th Nov 1st December 2019
Block 2: 15th – 19th Apr 2020
Block 3: 31st Aug4th September 2020
Time 9.00am – 5.00pm
Duration 12 month (Part-Time)
Total no of days per week: 5 days
Total no of hours per day: 8 hours
Contact Hours 120 Hours
Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees Application Fee – S$150.00
Materials Fee – S$150.00
PTI Membership Fee – S$120.00
Insurance Coverage – S$455.00
PTI Prescribed Textbook – S$80.00
Course Fee S$7,938.00
Total Payable before GST S$8,893.00
GST of 7% on Taxable Items S$622.51
Total Payable after GST S$9,515.51
Payment Mode Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / PayNow / In-house Instalment
Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
Refund terms refund table as per student contract
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) Fee Protection Scheme
Other Fees Miscellaneous Fees

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.