Training, Qualifying & Registration

Update from HPSET January 2019

Changes to HPSET Re-registration

From January 2019, re-registration with HPSET will become an annual process and applications will be made online. There will be a rolling audit programme, with every registered play specialist required to submit a Professional Development Profile (PDP) every 3 years.

To facilitate the transition to the new arrangement, all those listed on the Public Register have now been moved to the new annual re-registration date of 31 March 2019.

You do not need to take any further action at the present time: if you log-in to your personal page of the website, you will see that your re-registration date has already been changed to 2019-03-31. You will receive further notification by email in January 2019 with details of how to re-register at that time.

If you last re-registered between April 2017 and September 2018, your HPSET account will be in credit and you will pay a reduced fee in 2019. If your re-registration date has been extended between October 2018 and March 2019, you will be asked to pay a slightly enhanced fee (equivalent to £2.50 per month) to cover the extra months of registration. The fee adjustments are shown on the attached fee schedule.

Please email the registration coordinator at with any queries about the proposed changes and we will do our best to answer questions as they arise.

HPSET Professional Standards

Re-registration opens on 5 January 2019

HPSET Code of Professional Conduct



NAHPS works in collaboration with Health Play Specialist Education Trust (HPSET), who are responsible for the training, registration and qualifying standards for Health Play Specialists in the UK. The Trusts objectives are:-

a) Advancement of education with particular reference to the study of developmental and therapeutic play – including psycho-social care in hospital of children, young people and their families.
b) Promotion of high standards of care through the advancement and improvement of the education and training of Health Play Specialists.
c) Undertaking of research into the care of children, young people and their families in hospital and the community and the publication of any useful results thereof.

If your enquiry is related to training, qualifications and/or registration, please follow the link to the HPSET website.

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