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Brick by Brick facilitator course Play Included LEGO based therapy Gina Gomez de la Cuesta LEGO Foundation Official Training

Frequently Asked Questions about training

Here are some common questions about LEGO brick based therapy and Play Included’s Brick-by-Brick® programme training. If your question is not covered here, do get in touch and we will be happy to help!

How much will the training cost? 

The price of our Certified Facilitator training (e-learning) is listed on the Book training page of our website.

The price for our Advanced Facilitator (in-person) course is also listed the Book training page of our website. The price is dependent upon the country in which it the training is hosted and the Trainer delivering the training. We aim for all our training courses to be accessible.

We offer discounted rates for organisations or large groups training with us. Please contact us at for further information.

What will the training involve? 

Working with the LEGO Foundation, Play Included's Brick-by-Brick® programme has a training pathway for professionals wishing to use LEGO brick based therapy. The training levels build on each other, giving professionals the knowledge and skills on their journey to become a Brick-by-Brick® Facilitator.

The Certified Facilitator training is an extremely engaging e-learning course divided into modules. The content covers topics such as: neurodiversity, LEGO brick based therapy methodology, programme delivery and, learning playful facilitation skills. At the end of each module there is a short quiz.

Certified Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator training must be completed in sequential order.

In some areas we also have the option of taking both courses in-person with our combined Certified Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator Fast track training.

How long does the training take?

Our Certified Facilitator (e-learning) course takes on average between 6-8 hours to complete. Upon starting the course, there are 12 weeks to complete.

Our Advanced Facilitator course is a 1-day, in-person, experiential learning day led by licensed Play Included Trainers.

Our Certified Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator Fast-track training course is a 2 day in-person event. Day 1 covers Certified Facilitator (in-person rather than online). Day 2 covers the Advanced Facilitator experiential training.

What is the feedback from the training?

Play Included have worked with AT-Autism to independently evaluate our Certified Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator training in the Brick-By-Brick® programme.

In surveys, 87% of facilitators said that they felt confident in delivering a Brick Club after completing our Certified Facilitator e-learning course. 100% of Facilitators said that they would recommend our Brick-by-Brick® Certified Facilitator course to others.

Those completing our Advanced Facilitator course, 96% said that it was a necessary addition to their training in the Brick-by-Brick® methodology.

Who are the training courses suitable for? 

Our training courses are suitable for professionals working with individuals who need extra support with social interaction, communication, friendship and emotional wellbeing.

Such professionals come from a wide range of backgrounds, such as, psychology, teaching, health, special education, social work, speech and language therapy, play therapy, community settings, charitable settings and occupational therapy.

Will I receive a certificate?

Certificates are issued upon completion of each training level. Certified Facilitator and Advanced Facilitator courses are both CPD certified.

On completion of the Certified Facilitator training, Facilitators will have the option to be listed on our Register of Brick-by-Brick® Facilitators, visible on our website (coming soon).

After completing my LEGO brick based therapy training, can I train my colleagues?

No, our training courses must be completed by each professional that will be delivering LEGO brick based therapy. In our experience, receiving high quality training has the best outcomes for children and young people.

We offer discounted rates for organisations or groups of professionals wishing to complete training in the Brick-by-Brick programme.

Is the Brick-by-Brick® programme suitable for parents to use with their children at home?

We find that the Brick-by-Brick® programme works best when delivered by professionals in school, clinic or community settings. We believe in the power of parent-child play and, as such, have developed a range of Play At Home activities. These are available on our website, totally free!

Can I buy resources from you? 

Our high quality and extensive resources are available when you have completed your training.

Do you sell LEGO® bricks?

We are lucky enough to be partnered with The LEGO Foundation but we do not sell LEGO® bricks. You may wish to explore LEGO® Replay as a way to potentially get access to free LEGO bricks for your Brick Clubs.

What is the cost of membership?

The first year of membership is included in the cost of your Brick-by-Brick® programme Certified Facilitator training. After the first year, an individual membership will cost around £60/$100 per year. Group membership rates differ – please contact us at for more information.

Membership will give access to new resources, Play Included team support, live Brick-by-Brick® Facilitator Support sessions (virtual), and access to the latest research and events in the field of learning through play and neurodiversity. Access to membership content will depend upon the level of training (Certified Facilitator or Advanced Facilitator) completed.

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