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QQI Level 5


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Speech & Language with Health Care Skills - Blended Learning

This Health Service Skills Certificate with an emphasis on Speech and Language Therapy provides training for Care Assistants and Speech Therapy assistants and equips them with the skills and knowledge to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment. You will gain a knowledge of varying roles of the speech and language therapy assistant in clinical practice and an awareness of ways to assist the speech & language therapist in the preparation and implementation of therapeutic programmes.

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.

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.



QQI Level 5 Major Award in Health Service Skills (5M3782)

OOQ Level 5 Minor Award in Speech & Language Therapy Assistant 

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

This is a blended learning course which is a combination of distance learnng home study and workshops.  See a schedule of workshops here.

Learners must complete 100 hours work experience to complete the course and must secure this placement themselves.

If students do not wish to study the full award; you can now book onto the Theory and Practice modules separately. 


  • Care Support
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Infection Prevention & Control
  • Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Theory *
  • Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Practice *
  • Work Experience
  • Occupational First Aid (additional fee)

Course price €1799

Protection for learners €72


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
HSLP-P-DS-30-00 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

Students can commence online learning at any time
Study at own pace
€1799 Book Now
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