EPV Summer Courses 2024

Learning to Play; Playing to Learn – Integrating Play into the Primary Classroom

Duration: 20 Hrs

Course Feature: EPV Approved

Tutor Support: Yes

Regular price: €79

Sale price: € 79

Learning to Play; Playing to Learn –

Integrating Play into the Primary Classroom

Summer Course 2024

Group 1: 1 – 12 July 2024 (full)

Group 2: 15 – 26 July 2024 (full)

Group 3: 29 July – 9 August 2024

Who is this Summer Course for?

You are a teacher who wants to create a playful learning environment for you and your students.

You are a teacher who would like a better understanding of how to use play for learning experiences in your classroom.

You are a teacher who wants to gain confidence and competence in your own skills and utilising play as a pedagogy.

You are a teacher who wants to teach to the best of your ability.

This course is suitable for teachers working at primary level.


I’ve now done 5 of Rahoo’s CPD courses in the past year and a half, and I’ve enjoyed and learned so much from each of them! Easy to access, fantastic value for money, and you know you’re getting insight and information from people with real teaching experience, who are dedicated to helping others. There are different courses to suit a range of topics that teachers or school leaders might be interested in, and I find it hugely beneficial being able to complete the courses at my own pace as a busy teacher. I would recommend Rahoo to any teacher!

Chloe Corcoran

By the end of this Summer Course, you will:

  • Learn a new range of skills which can be used with all ages at primary level.
  • Dispel the myths surrounding play.
  • Learn how play is the pedagogy of the updated Primary Curriculum in Ireland.
  • Have the confidence to plan for and use play to increase the learning experience and outcomes for students.
  • Exploring the research and psychology underpinning the benefits of play in the classroom and as a methodology for learning.
  • Be empowered to develop a playful and thematic approach to teaching & learning.
  • Have the confidence to formatively assess learning through play and use this to inform your planning.



Why have you created this Summer Course?

According to the NCCA in 2020, “one of the aspirations for the new Primary Curriculum Framework is that teachers provide relevant, rich learning experiences through playful and engaging approaches”.

This EPV course aims to provide teachers with the knowledge and confidence in providing such learning experiences.

This a practical course which explores key elements of play-led learning, explorative learning and learning through play. This online EPV course is delivered in a practical, solution-focused, participant-led manner and showcases effective strategies, which can then be used in the classroom.

Participants are given the opportunity to reflect on their practice and implement positive changes during the course. This course will support teaching and learning through play.

We are passionate about professional development for teachers and have worked with over 15,000 teachers since 2017. As a teacher, you are the most important person in the classroom – you make the greatest impact on the students in front of you.

We designed this online CPD course to build your confidence in what is a relevant topic right now.



What is included?

Learning to Play; Playing to Learn is an EPV-Approved Summer Course which comprises of 10 hours online learning and 10 hours of offline self-verified learning.

This EPV course has 5 modules:


  • Why Play?
  • Play in Junior Classes
  • Play in Senior Classes
  • Planning for & Assessing Play & Inclusive Nature of Play
  • Benefits of Play & Play in the New Curriculum


Course Author: Gillian Corbally

Gillian graduated from St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra in 2010 with an honours B.Ed with English. She has completed Level 5 Certificates in Psychology, Speech and Drama and Therapeutic Play Skills. She has been teaching in a large urban school for the past 14 years and has taught all ages. She holds the position of APII with responsibility for SESE, STEM, Code of Behaviour and Restorative Practice, Staff CPD and After-School Activities.

She is passionate about teaching and education and has a keen interest in the area of play-led learning. Gillian loves seeing children engage with a topic through playfulness and seeing how it motivates them to learn.


This EPV Summer Course provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your current practice and make an action plan to bring forward to the new school year. There are opportunities to collaborate and learn from peers and share ideas with one another in a safe space. Your learning is supported by your Professional Tutor and the Rahoo team to ensure a smooth process.

Upon successful course completion you will receive your EPV Certificate.





Rahoo Summer Courses are two weeks in length each throughout the summer period:

Group 1: 1 – 12 July 2024

Group 2: 15 – 26 July 2024

Group 3: 29 July – 9 August 2024


Summer Courses must be completed in the allocated time-frame.

It is not possible to accommodate changes. 

Please read our Summer Course T & C’s before enrolling HERE.



Thank you for taking the time to check out this online CPD course. Feel free to get in touch with us at if you have any questions you would like to ask. We love hearing from you and will do all that we can to support you!

We also have a full list of FAQ’s, please feel free to take a look HERE.