Early Years Leadership

Postgraduate Diploma Speech and Language Therapy

This Diploma aims to develop speech and language therapists who are autonomous, accountable practitioners, competent and confident contributing their evidence-based profession-specific skills and knowledge in the delivery of health, education and social care for users of speech and language therapy services and their families. The course is structured so as to maximise opportunities for learning how to work in an interprofessional and multi-agency context and within a changing workforce.

It is a full-time course delivered jointly between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Greenwich.

Successful completion provides graduates with a postgraduate diploma in Speech and Language Therapy and eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council as a Speech and Language Therapist. This qualification also provides the opportunity to apply to become a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) with newly qualified practitioner status.

The course runs over a period of two years, currently starting in January each year. It is delivered at the Universities at Medway campus (Chatham Maritime) where you'll join a vibrant student group in new and redeveloped surroundings with excellent learning resources.

The course comprises six academic modules, three in each year, with placement education and clinical and professional skills development integrated throughout the two years. A wide range of learning and teaching approaches are used to assist students in understanding the principles, frameworks and processes fundamental to speech and language therapy practice.

Education on placement is fundamental to the course and provides you with the opportunity to gain a wide range of clinical experience in order to fulfil the necessary requirements. Placement Educators work closely with University staff to ensure that academic and clinical aspects of the course are integrated.

Speech and language therapists work in hospital wards and outpatient departments, mainstream and special schools, day centres and in clients' homes, and in an increasingly diverse range of other settings. Placement education is organised to help you gain experience in a range of different locations throughout the South East.

Application for this course is via the University of Greenwich. For fee information contact the University of Greenwich Enquiry Unit:

Telephone: 020 8331 9000
Email: courseinfo@gre.ac.uk

Essays, presentations and assessment of placement education.

For more information, contact the University of Greenwich Enquiry Unit:

Tel: 020 8331 9000

Email: courseinfo@gre.ac.uk

Application for this course is via the University of Greenwich website
http://banner.gre.ac.uk/pls/prod/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

To be selected, you'll need to show evidence of your commitment to working with children and adults who have a range of difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

The interview process will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of, and commitment to, speech and language therapy as a career, and to relate how your previous studies and experiences support their application. NB: Deferred entry is not normally permitted.

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Length

  • 24 months

Entry requirements

  • 2:1 or higher degree classification in any subject
  • The interview process will provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of, and commitment to, speech and language therapy as a career, and to relate how their previous studies and experiences support their application. Deferred entry is not normally permitted.

Location

School

  • Not applicable

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