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LEGO brick based therapy training

Are you interested in using the Brick-by-Brick® programme? We run comprehensive courses and free introductions for those new to using LEGO brick based therapy as well as expert webinars for those familiar with this methodology to discover the latest thinking in the field. Find out more about our training and courses here.

Working with the LEGO Foundation, we've developed comprehensive and playful training for professionals wishing to deliver the Brick-by-Brick® programme. Focusing on learning through play, acceptance of neurodiversity and playful facilitation, our training courses are great fun, engaging and experiential. The training levels build on each other, giving you all you need on your journey to become a Brick-by-Brick® Facilitator and have success with LEGO brick based therapy.

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Why choose Play Included training?

People tell us that they love Play Included training! Here are some reasons why:

  • We are endorsed by the fantastically playful LEGO Foundation.

  • You get to learn with our very own Dr. Gina Gomez de la Cuesta, Clinical Psychologist and author of the LEGO therapy manual and several research articles.

  • Our LEGO brick based therapy training is neurodiversity affirming, and includes content created by our neurodivergent colleagues and consultants.

  • Our training programmes are fun, engaging and inspirational. With high quality videos, interactive activities, playful quizzes and short, easily digestible modules, the Initiate course is one of the most fun online courses around!

  • Play Included Membership offers you ongoing support and access to excellent resources to support your delivery of LEGO brick based therapy.

  • Play Included continue to carry out academic research and evaluation and we share the most up to date thinking with our community. This means you can be assured Play Included’s Brick-by-Brick® programme training represents the latest ideas and thinking in LEGO brick based therapy.

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Training Testimonials

Brick-by-Brick® training levels

Like LEGO bricks, our training levels build on one another to deepen understanding and develop full capabilities in facilitating Brick Clubs to support social and emotional development. Click on each level below to find out more.

We know that our training is second to none, which is why we want you to show you behind the scenes, before you invest. There is a reason that we are the UK’s only LEGO Foundation partner in the field of LEGO brick based therapy, and why our training is considered the gold standard. Before you sign up to the Certified Facilitator training, please take a quick look at the incredible content and resources that we’ve prepared for you.

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Get started on your LEGO brick based therapy training journey with our Certified Facilitator training. This fun, engaging, self-paced online training provides all you need to get started. Learn with Dr. Gina Gomez de la Cuesta & Dr. Elinor Brett through videos, examples, quizzes, reflection and play.

Topics covered include:-

  • Introduction to the Brick-by-Brick® programme (LEGO brick based therapy)

  • Introduction to autism and neurodiversity, co-created with our autistic consultants

  • Learning through play and how this can support social and emotional development, co-created with LEGO Foundation playful facilitation experts

  • The theoretical background and evidence base for the Brick-by-Brick® programme

  • Practicalities of running Brick Clubs for children and young people with a wide range of needs

  • An introduction to the playful facilitation of Brick Clubs and how best to support social interaction.

On registering for the Certified Facilitator training, you will become a Play Included Member, giving you access to high quality resources for use in Brick Clubs on completion of the training. You can also join our Facilitator Community and attend our regular Drop-in sessions with our training experts.

After completing this training, you will become a Play Included® Certified Facilitator in the Brick-by-Brick® programme and you can apply to be listed on our register of Facilitators should you wish. You will also be able to progress on to the Advanced Facilitator training to put your learning into practice.

People tell us they love our LEGO brick based therapy course, with over 60% saying their expectations were exceeded and 100% saying their expectations of the course were met.

“I just wanted to say how much I liked the training.  The layout and interactivity of it was great,  it was professional and well designed, and it was very interesting.

“I want to say how much I enjoyed the training. Its was so pleasant (easy to navigate)  and informative. I cannot begin to share how excited we are about having this program at our Center”

Many of our Certified Facilitators like to enhance their playful facilitation skills by completing our in-person Advanced Facilitator training. Some Facilitators like to complete this training before they start running Brick Clubs, others like to start running Brick Clubs first and then attend the Advanced Facilitator training to consolidate and improve their skills. Either way, this training will enable you to enhance your knowledge and skills, gain hands on experience, get further ideas for Brick Clubs and meet with other Facilitators in the Brick-by-Brick® programme.

This training is experiential, and builds on the Certified Facilitator training to allow you to confidently deliver LEGO brick based therapy sessions - 96% of attendees tell us that it is a very important addition to the Certified Facilitator training for their delivery of Brick Clubs The Advanced Facilitator training is a full day face-to-face course where you will learn through play. Try out Brick Club activities for yourself and develop your understanding of playful facilitation with support from an expert Trainer. People tell us it's great to learn together with colleagues, sharing ideas and inspiration and thinking in depth about LEGO brick based therapy.

After completing this course, you will become a Play Included® Certified Advanced Facilitator in the Brick-by-Brick® programme and you can apply to be listed on our register of Facilitators should you wish. You will also gain access to enhanced resources. We have had excellent feedback from the Advanced Facilitator course. It's great fun, and embodies learning through play in action! “The opportunity for experiential learning- actually trying out some of the activities really helped to consolidate the learning for me” “I found myself pondering some of the topics that came up in both natural and more structured discussion even days later. I don't think I would have got the richness of this without the face to face course” “The free play was also brilliant and a great opportunity to remember the joy in playing!”


The training is suitable for anyone working or training in the health, education or care sector who wants to train in the Brick-by-Brick® programme and run Brick Clubs.

Prerequisites for running LEGO brick based therapy include:

  • You are able to deliver Brick Clubs in a recognised organisation that routinely provides support, care, educational or medical provision (e.g. school, educational centre or health service). A recognised organisation is an Education, Health, or Care provider that has its own complaints and safeguarding policy.

  • You agree to abide by Play Included's Safeguarding Policy, Code of Conduct, Privacy Policy and the LEGO Foundation's Safeguarding policy.

  • Completion of the Certified Facilitator training is required to progress to the in-person Advanced Facilitator training.

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