You'll need a foundation degree in a healthcare play specialism to register with the Healthcare Play Specialist Education Trust. This is a 2-year, part-time course. To get onto the course, you usually need:
- a childcare qualification at level 3 or above
- GCSEs or equivalent in English and maths
- at least 2 years' experience of working with children - paid or voluntary
Courses are a mix of practical work and theory. If you're not already working in healthcare play, you need to arrange a placement during the course.