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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.
What is Blended Learning?
It is very suited to you if you are working full-time with limited spare time yet you want to achieve your degree qualification. During the induction workshop, you will be given your log-in details to the online portal, "Weblearn". Here you will find course notes, reading lists, podcasts, articles of interest and assessment guidelines. The content is structured in an easy to "find and follow" week by week format. You will need basic computer skills such as searching the internet and typing a word document.
Each module commences with an induction seminar and you will meet your lead tutor during this seminar. You can upload your assessments and your tutor will give you feedback on whether you are on the right track before you submit the final version. Blended learning allows you to study at your time with support available throughout your learning journey. Click the link below for how our recent graduates got on studying under the Blended Learning method.
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
- 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