Dunboyne College of Further EducationSpeech & Language Therapy Studies QQI Level 5

Speech & Language Therapy Studies QQI Level 5

1 Year
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description

Qualification • QQI Level 5 – Health Service Skills Award 5M3782

This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Speech and Language Therapy. Students who undertake this one-year course in Speech and Language Therapy will gain an understanding of the application of a wide range of communication styles and codes in relation to speech and language therapy practice. The programme is designed to ensure that students gain the knowledge, skills and values to meet the demands and challenges of working within the healthcare profession. Students will develop an understanding of the role of the Speech and Language Therapist in assessing, diagnosing and treatment of people with communication difficulties in a variety of settings including local health centres, hospitals and schools. Speech and language therapists provide life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing and help people who, for physical or psychological reasons, have problems speaking and communicating. Students will gain an insight into various clinical settings and the implementation of client care and patient handling. Students will gain the skills needed by the HSE to work in the healthcare sector, which will help them to understand therapy programmes and support clients.


• Speech and Language Therapy Theory • Speech and Language Therapy Practice • Care Support • Child Health and Well Being • Child Development • Infection Prevention & Control • Anatomy and Physiology • Safety and Health at Work • Communications • Work Experience • Nutrition • Word Processing

CERTIFICATION: • QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills

Career Opportunities

This course enables graduates to progress to related level 8 degrees and then to the level 9 Speech and Language Therapy in universities such as UL. There are many progression options for students to study Speech and Language Therapy in the UK. Graduates may also apply for several other related level 7 and 8 degrees in universities or Institutes of Technology or private colleges around the country. Mature students are eligible to apply for Speech and Language Therapy degrees in all universities. Students can also use their qualification to work as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant within the HSE or use the programme as a foundation for further study in the area of childcare, social care and health care.


Maynooth: MH101 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) DCU: DC009 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) UCD: DN520 Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH801 Early Childhood Teaching & Learning (Level 8, 3 Years) Marino Institute of Education: CM020 Early Childhood Education (Level 8, 4 Years) DCU: DC001 Early Childhood Education (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH106 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) South East Technological University Waterford: WD163 Psychology ( Level 8, 3 Years)

Graduates can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland and then apply for the Masters in Speech and Language Therapy programmes in universities such as UL.

Apply online @ www.dunboynecollege.ie

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