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Level 5 Diploma in Working with Children in Art Therapy

The BAAT Level 5 Diploma in Working with Children in Art Therapy has been written and designed by BAAT and accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). The course will equip arts therapists with the skills required to ensure ethical and effective intervention with children and young people. This course is open to HCPC registered arts therapists and international applicants who work abroad.

2017 Start Date: 30/09/2017


If you would like information about the 2018-19 course please contact Mary Rose Brady:



24 - 27 White Lion Street, Islington, N1 9PD

The rising incidence of mental health issues amongst children and young people has become an acute source of concern. Growing evidence highlights a need for accessible and effective interventions that can engage this client group. Additionally, clinicians have to work within an increasingly complex legal framework and ensure that their practice complies with statutory requirements. Children and young people sometimes struggle to put their feelings into words and professionals often report that art and other creative therapies can have significant impact on impulse control, wellbeing and emotional literacy.

To respond to the changing landscape of arts therapies with children and young people, the British Association of Art Therapists offers an accredited course, specifically tailored to enable arts therapists to meet these challenges.

Please click on the PDFs to access the information pack, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the application form.

For more information (after you have read the information pack) please contact Mary Rose Brady:



Additional Information:

You cannot book online for this course. Please complete and return application form by 30th of June 2017.

Application form 2017-2018.pdf

Level 5 Diploma in Working with Children in Art Therapy 2017-18.pdf

Interview dates: week beginning 10th of July 2017.

Term 1: Autumn 2017: September 30th, October 28th  and November 25th

Term 2: Spring 2018: January 27th, February 24th, March 24th and April 21st

Term 3: Summer 2018: May 12th, June 6th, and July 14th  

Assessment Dates 2018: TBC

For full details of attendance and learning requirements please see the BAAT information pack and FAQs below.

BAAT information pack and FAQs 2017-2018.pdf

Please click here for full fee and payment options: Payment options 2017-2018.pdf



Convenors: Mary Rose Brady and other tutors

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