PG Cert, PGDip and MA Professional Studies in Children's
There's more to children's play than meets the eye and we can
show you why.
If you are working in or with the field of children's play, our
programme can help you articulate the unique nature of children's
play and its relevance to the current social policy agenda.
Our MA in Professional Studies in Children's Play is an academic
programme that has been developed in conjunction with practitioners
and professionals from a range of sectors. The programme aims to
meet the needs of professionals including playworkers, early year's
workers, educators, landscape designers, planners, environmental
educators, health professionals and animateurs in a variety of
contexts; museums, zoos, tourism, public space. The programme
places an understanding of the nature and benefits of play for its
own sake at the centre of study rather than seeing play as an
instrument to achieve other purposes.
The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with the
opportunity for both work-based and desk-based active
learning and research in order to develop a critical appreciation
of the role of adults in providing for, and supporting children's
Find out more at http://www.glos.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/psc
Thinking About Playwork
A five day professional development programme for experienced
playwork practitioners, managers and development workers . Thinking
About Play is offered by the University of Gloucestershire and
seeks to increase and update knowledge and understanding of play,
playwork and quality play provision.
The programme provides a foundation for understanding and
developing a playwork approach to working with children in adult
organised play settings. It is based on the Manchester Circles
model (Lester and Russell, 2002) that currently informs 'Quality in
Play' (Play England, 2010) and covers how understandings of play
influence all aspects of organisational policies and practices.
This programme builds on an earlier programme and materials
developed in 2010 by Playwork London, Stuart Lester and Wendy
Download our information sheet here: Thinking About Playwork
Play, Place and Space
A CPD programme for professionals who
seek to enhance their knowledge and understanding of play in
relation to place and space.
Bespoke Play and Playwork Training
Our highly experienced team are able to
design and deliver training to meet your needs.
Find out more at /our-courses/consultancy.aspx
Enquiries and applications
Tel: 01242 715207