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APAC courses, delivered in the UK, are accredited by PTI, PTUK and Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University at 9 locations.

Courses delivered in the Republic of Ireland, at two venues, are accredited by PTI, PTUK and the National University of Ireland.

All training centres have special therapeutic environments, a number in beautiful countryside settings. 'Magical places'. Buckden Towers, Salomons, Engineers' House, Clotworthy Arts Centre and Wentworth Castle are restored listed buildings of architectural worth.  We also facilitate a range of courses in agencies' and organisations' own premises throughout the world.

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1-day Introductory Certificate level Diploma level MA in Practice Based Play Therapy Play Therapy Supervisor Play Therapy Trainer Training
Salomons - Kent* Y Y Y The MA stage is delivered by blended learning methods Y  
Engineers' House - Bristol* Y Y Y    
Buckden Towers - Cambs* Y Y Y    
Wentworth Castle - Leeds* Y Y Y Y  
Pinewood on Wilmslow - Manchester* Y Y Y Y  
Rosebery House - Edinburgh* Y Y Y    
Golden Jubilee - Glasgow* Y Y Y    
The Beeches - Bournville* Y Y Y    
Beaumont Estate - Old Windsor* Y Y Y    
Trafford Hall - Chester* Y Y Y    
Ephiphany House - Truro, Cornwall* Y Y Y    
Union Jack Club - Waterloo, London* Y Y Y Y  
Marino Conference Centre - Dublin** Y Y Y Y  
Ennismore Retreat Centre - Cork** Y Y Y    
Clotworthy Arts Centre - Antrim, NI* Y Y      
La Mouline, South of France*   Y Y   Y

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* Venues accredited by Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan) University.

** Venues accredited by National University of Ireland Galway (NUI).

La Mouline Play Therapy Training Centre is located in the South of France near Albi, about an hour's drive from Toulouse airport.  APAC Summer Schools are held here in July/August providing 15 day intensive training courses at Certificate and Diploma levels.  This is ideal for those wishing to complete courses in as short a time as possible and for combining a holiday with training.

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Clotworthy Arts Centre is located in Antrim, Northern Ireland.  This is a new venue and the first in Northern Ireland to deliver Play Therapy courses.

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Salomons Campus is a part of Canterbury Christ Church University and is used by APAC to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.  The Centre is conveniently situated for London and South East England.

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Engineersí House is a Grade II listed conference centre in Clifton Down, a prestigious suburb of Bristol.

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Buckden Towers, Cambridgeshire, is used by APAC  to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.  The Centre is conveniently situated for East Anglia, North London and the East Midlands.

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Stonleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, is used by APAC  to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.  The Centre is conveniently situated for the Midlands just south of Coventry.

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Marino Conference Centre, Dublin.  is used by APAC  to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.

For Garda vetting please contact playtherapyire@gmail.com
You can start on the course but must be successfully vetted before you can start your practice. This process takes around 12 weeks so please apply for this as early as possible.

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Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork.  is used by APAC  to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.

For Garda vetting please contact playtherapyire@gmail.com
You can start on the course but must be successfully vetted before you can start your practice. This process takes around 12 weeks so please apply for this as early as possible.

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Leeds/Barnsley - Used to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.  The Centre is conveniently situated for the North East, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield and Yorkshire as well as the Leeds area.

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Manchester - Used to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.  The Centre is conveniently situated for the North West,  Merseyside and West Midlands as well as the Manchester area.

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  Edinburgh - Used to deliver the Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills and Diploma in Play Therapy courses at Rosebery House, Edinburgh. These courses are structured in 3-day modules and are held at week-ends to minimise the time that needs to be taken away from work.  The Centre is conveniently situated for Central Scotland and the Borders areas as well as Glasgow.

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Epiphany House - Truro, Cornwall - Epiphany House has had a long and varied history. It has served as a vicarage, a bishop's palace, a school and in more recent years it was the home of the sisters of the Community of the Epiphany, an Anglican religious order.

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Union Jack Club - Waterloo, London - The UJC's main entrance is in Sandell Street. This is opposite the Waterloo Road entrance of the Waterloo main line and underground railway station.

Being in central London, car parking is very restricted and charges are high on weekdays and Saturdays. Much better to come by public transport. Waterloo station is very well served by the Underground: Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo/City lines

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Beaumont Estate - Old Windsor, Berkshire - Whether travelling by air, rail or car, Beaumont Estate is easy to reach. Itís just off the A308 and A328 and near the M3, M4 and M25. The hotel is 5 minutes from Egham and Windsor railway stations. The historic town of Windsor is just 3 miles away.

Once the school closed in the late 1960's, Beaumont Estate was purchased by British computer company ICL who used it as their training centre.

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The Beeches - Bournville, West Midlands - Easily accessible by road and rail from the North West of England, North Wales, Yorkshire and the Midlands.

In 1878 the Cadbury family set out to build a new site for their rapidly expanding chocolate business. As well as a new factory, part of their vision involved providing a high quality housing development to improve the quality of life for their workers and families.

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Golden Jubilee - Clydebank, Glasgow - The four star hotel is set on the picturesque banks of the River Clyde less than 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport, Glasgow City centre and the beautiful Scottish countryside in nearby Loch Lomond.

The site was once part of the William Beardmore and Company Naval Construction Works. Built by William Beardmore, between 1901 and 1906, the yard covered nearly 100 acres, making it was one of the largest shipyards in the UK.

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Old Trafford - Chester, Cheshire - The cities of Chester and Liverpool are on your doorstep. Set in the Cheshire countryside, just a few minutes from the M56, our elegant Georgian mansion is a truly memorable place to hold your event.

Set in 14 acres of grounds, Trafford Hall combines the elegance and grandeur of a Georgian mansion house with modern facilities, alongside our eco-friendly chalet accommodation situated within the grounds adjacent to the main house. Take a stroll in the beautifully landscaped grounds or visit some of the many attractions in Cheshire, a county with a few hidden delights up its sleeve.

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