Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy

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

apaclogo1Awarded by the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy, UK, (APAC), the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PGDDPT) 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 Therapist.

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


Programme Code PGDDPT
Intake Date 27 Feb 2020
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Contact +65 6533 0031
Office Operation Hours 11.00am – 8.00pm / Mondays – Fridays

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As the second phrase towards the Masters (MA) in Practise Based Play Therapy, students of the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (PGDDPT) will have to complete the 15-day programme which consists of 120 contact hours as a pre-requisite for the MA programme.

Graduates of the PGDDPT programme can then proceed to pursue further in the MA in Practice Based Play Therapy while being certified internationally as a Play Therapist.


Working Therapeutically with Groups and Research Methods Developing metaphors for group working
Introduction to research methods
Developing expressive art skills
Dance and movement for groups
Assessment on special cases (e.g. Autism)
Developing Expressive Art Skills and Assessment Working with Parents/Teachers
Further training in Expressive Art Skills
Assessments through observation using video special cases (e.g. adopted/fostered)
Developing Theatre Form Skills and Supporting Clients Through Loss Therapeutic Story Telling
Assessment methods on special cases (e.g. loss/bereavement/separation)
Developing Symbolic Play Skills and Supporting Children who have experienced Trauma Advanced Skills (e.g. Sand Play)
Working with Metaphors
Assessment methods on special cases (e.g. physically and sexually abused children)
Advanced Development for Play Therapist in Practice Profession Play Therapist Development
Assessment in Special Cases (e.g. Working with Terminally Ill or Abuse)
Court Work
Student Presentation
Practicum Clinical practice/Exposure


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


For admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy programme:


Preview Days & Time Mondays – Fridays
*Estimated duration of the free preview is 1-hour.
New Intake Commencement 27 Feb 2020
Schedule of Classes Block 1: 27 Feb – 2 Mar 2020
Block 2: 4 – 8 Jun 2020
Block 3: 24 – 28 Oct 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
Schedule *All lessons are conducted between 9.00am – 5.00pm unless otherwise stated.
Course Fee Structure Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees Application Fee – S$150.00
Materials Fee – S$150.00
Insurance Coverage – S$455.00
Course Fee S$8,160.00
Total Payable before GST S$8,915.00
GST of 7% S$624.05
Total Payable after GST S$9,539.05
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.


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