I have made some great new friends, received a lot of support and the lectures are fun and interesting. I feel that I am being well prepared for my career in speech and language therapy.

Elise

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UCAS code:

B630

Location(s):

Medway
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Overview

Prepare for a career in speech and language therapy. Learn to understand communication and other disorders, and how to manage these effectively.

On this course you will develop a range of clinical skills and evidence-based knowledge to become an autonomous, competent and accountable practitioner. You will undertake practice placements in several settings, which may include a hospital ward, outpatient department, mainstream and special schools, day centres, clients’ homes, courtrooms, prisons and young offenders’ institutions.

This is a collaborative course run jointly by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Greenwich. You will register with both universities but will have one main university of registration, the final degree will be awarded by your main university.

Why study Speech and Language Therapy?

The course aims to give you the best opportunities for gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve eligibility to register as a Speech and Language Therapist, to shape your future, and experience success within this exciting profession.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics, at grade C or 4 or above, or Functional Skills Level 2 in Numeracy and Literacy.

A typical offer would be ABB at A2 Level, or equivalent

Overseas students will need an IELTS level of 8 in English if it is not their first language.

You will need some experience of working in health, education or social care (paid, voluntary or observation). You will also need to show a commitment to helping children and adults who have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Offers of a place can only be made after a successful interview, and are subject to a satisfactory reference, health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

More information about entry requirements.

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All about the course

You will study subjects drawn from a variety of disciplines such as psychology, linguistics and phonetics, anatomy and physiology in addition to speech and language therapy practice frameworks. You will also study reflective practice, evidence-based research skills and research methodologies, and how these are applied in the practice setting to create and develop professional knowledge. You will also consider the biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of the client. The integration of theory and practice will be central to the curriculum and there will be three periods of placement across the three years, enabling you to gain practice-based skills alongside experienced speech and language therapists.

During your training with us; our expert lecturers, service users and clinician guest lecturers, will guide you to be an autonomous and accountable practitioner. You will develop competence and confidence alongside evidence-based knowledge and profession-specific skills.

You will develop a range of clinical skills to employ in practice contexts and by the end of your studies you will have a critical understanding of communication and other disorders relevant to speech and language therapy, and the holistic management of these.

Module information

Please note that the list of optional modules and their availability may be subject to change. We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. Modules will vary when studied in combination with another subject.

Core/optional modules

How you’ll learn

The learning, teaching and assessment strategy is underpinned by a commitment to a learning process which involves the Universities, placement educators, employers, service users and learners in a mutually responsible, dynamic and supportive learning community. This learning process enhances the employability and readiness of learners exiting from the course to engage fully with their professional role and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.

Each 20 credit module comprises of 50 hours of academic direction, with 150 hours of independent study. In a typical week, you could expect to attend the university on three days. Teaching is carried out by academics with a range of clinical expertise, as well as by experienced, practising clinicians and service users. Learners have access to a computing lab and clinical skills lab, and experience a range of teaching and learning strategies, including face-to-face teaching, narrated presentations, videos and group work. Learners are supported academically, professionally and personally throughout their three years by a personal tutor.

All programmes are informed by the University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy 2015-2022.

Communication underpins every aspect of our lives. On our course you will learn how to make effective communication accessible and achievable for all.

Marian McCormickProgramme Director, Speech and Language Therapy

How you’ll be assessed

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. Examples of formative assessment include online tests and peer presentations.

There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, case studies, posters, presentations and your final year dissertation. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your future career

Graduates from this programme are eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a speech and language therapist and become members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

You can pursue a career as a speech and language therapist, working within the NHS, in education, and in social care settings, such as learning disabilities services. There are a small number of jobs in justice settings. For more information see www.rcslt.org.uk

Fees

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000

Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

Further entry requirements

You will need some experience of working in health, education or social care (paid, voluntary or observation). You will also need to show a commitment to helping children and adults who have difficulties with communication or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Professional accreditation

On successful completion of this programme, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a speech and language therapist and become members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. For more information see www.rcslt.org.uk

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UCAS code:

B630

Location(s):

Medway
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