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Speech & Language, Theory & Practice Only, Blended Learning

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Approx 3 months


QQI Level 5


Awarding Body

Start Date

Start Date
February 2020

Speech & Language, Theory & Practice Only, Blended Learning





Speech and language therapy assistants work with Speech Therapists to help people to minimize or overcome impaired speech, voice, language or swallowing difficulties. They also help people with psychiatric disorders, people who have suffered from head injuries and those who are learning to cope with a degenerative disease. A number of our graduates have been recruited directly from the Institute to work as an assistant to a clinician or practitioner in clinic and hospital settings.

On the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant course, you will gain a knowledge of the application of a wide range of communication styles and codes to speech and therapy practice. You will study the influences of physical, sensory, perceptual, cognitive and behavioral factors on receptive and expressive Communication. You will also gain an understanding of the need to provide supports to enable and enhance interpersonal communication, about group dynamics and group processes in therapy and the role of the speech therapy assistant in the safe management of eating, drinking and swallowing disorders.

Many of our past pupils have used this course to support their entry for further studies at degree level when applying as mature students. This type of programme helps students gain experience and demonstrates dedication to the profession.

Students may choose to complete their studies at a later stage for the QQI level 5 major award in Healthcare Support or Health Services Skills by completing the remaining 6 modules. Alternatively students may enrol for the full major award at the time of application





  • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Speech & Language Therapy Assistant (Theory) (5N3781)
  • QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Speech & Language Therapy Assistant (Practice) (5N3780)

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

This is a blended learning course with home study and 2 supported workshops.  Students can attend workshops on Saturday 14th September and Saturday 28th September 2019.

Learners must complete 20 hours work experience.  Learners must secure this placement themselves.

  • Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Theory
  • Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Practice

Course price €899


My experience in Little Wonders has enabled me to put my theory learned in class into practice.

I am gaining firsthand experience of speech and language difficulties with children with disabilities. No day is the same and I am really enjoying my time here.

Jessica Adair
S&L Assistant student

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Course Code Location & Info Price
HSLM--DS-FE-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

09/02/20 (T) and 23/02/20 (P)
€899 Book Now
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