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 minimise 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.
QQI Level 5 Major Award in Health Service Skills (5M3782)
QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Speech & Language Therapy Assistant
This is a blended learning course which is a combination of distance learning 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.
Anatomy and Physiology
Human Growth and Development
Infection Prevention & Control
Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Theory *
Speech & Language Therapy Assistant Practice *
Occupational First Aid (additional fee)