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

    How do you want to study?

    Duration:

    3 years

    UCAS code:

    B360

    Location(s):

    Medway Campus
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    Overview

    Speech and language therapy provides vital support and treatment for people who have communication and swallowing difficulties.

    As a qualified Speech and language therapist you may be involved with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and communication disorders across the lifespan and/or eating and drinking difficulties. You will work with paediatric and adult clients, parents, carers, professionals, and support workers in a range of different environments.

    On the course, you will explore areas including psychology, linguistics and phonetics, anatomy, physiology and speech and language therapy practice frameworks. You will also consider the biopsychosocial and cultural needs of the client.

    It will prepare you to meet the academic and clinical standards required for registration as a speech and language therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and for membership, as a newly qualified practitioner (NQP) with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

    This course is run in collaboration with 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.

    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.

      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 gain competence and confidence alongside evidence-based knowledge and profession-specific skills. You will also 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.

      We ensure that the curriculum is not only relevant and contemporary to the changing professional landscape but also promotes academic progression and employability. For example, there may be more emphasis on running virtual groups and telehealth following the Covid-19 outbreak to reflect how current speech and language therapists are working.

      Entry requirements

      Qualification type

      Grades

      A Levels BBC
      BTEC DMM
      Access 15 Distinctions and 30 Merits 
      International Baccalaureate 28 Points
      Combinations A combination of qualifications totalling 112 UCAS points

      GCSE English language, mathematics and science at grade C / 4 or above.

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

      For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

      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.

      Successful candidates will demonstrate:

      • A commitment to helping children and adults who have communication and/or eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.
      • Appropriate education, health or social care knowledge, evidence of independent inquiry into the profession and where possible, voluntary or paid work experience in a relevant setting.

      More information about entry requirements.

      112
      UCAS Points

      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.

      We provide a blended learning approach including face to face teaching, flipped classroom, peer and problem based learning and independent, self- guided 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 McCormickCourse 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

      At the end of the course, you may pursue a clinical career as a speech and language therapist in a variety of settings including education, health or the private sector.

      You will usually work as part of a team, collaborating and communicating with other professionals, agencies and individuals sharing in the aim of meeting the health, educational and social needs of your client.

      You may also decide to build on your research skills and complete a postgraduate research programme.

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

      Marian McCormickCourse Director, Speech and Language Therapy

      Fees

      The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:

        UK** Overseas***
      Full-time £9,250 £14,500

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

      Please read the 2022/23 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2022/23 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

      **Home (UK) Fees

      The fees above are for the 2022/23 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2022/23.

      In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website.

      ***Overseas Fees (including EU fees):

      Undergraduate Overseas tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees.

      Students with an Overseas fee status will be eligible for an International student Scholarship fee discount of £1,500, which will be applied to all Full-time Undergraduate courses with a tuition fee of £14,500.

      Students with an EU fee status will be eligible for the EEA Transition Scholarship. Further details can be found here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding

      Diamond Jubilee Scholarships and Bursaries

      To celebrate 60 years of transforming lives through education new cash bursary and scholarship opportunities are available for students starting a degree in September 2022. See full details.

      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

      Regulated by the Office for Students

      The Office for Students (OfS) regulates Canterbury Christ Church University. The OfS is the independent regulator of higher education in England. It aims to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers. Further details about its work are available on the OfS website.

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      Duration:

      3 years

      UCAS code:

      B360

      Location(s):

      Medway Campus
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