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Speech and language therapist

NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement

Burnaby, British Columbia, CA.

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Healthcare Support Occupations

Published on 2021-12-06 12:32

Speech and language therapist Speech and language therapy could be the right profession for you if you enjoy science, education, languages, linguistics or medicine, .

"It was humbling to be able to see the difference you can make as a speech and language therapist to someone’s life when they are at their most vulnerable." Max Elswood, student speech and language therapist.

Read Max's story in full.

Working lifeSpeech and language therapists provide life-changing treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. You'll help people who, for physical or psychological reasons, have problems speaking and communicating. Patients range from children whose speech is slow to develop, to older people whose ability to speak has been impaired by illness or injury. It also includes treatment for those who have difficulty with eating or swallowing. What you’ll do as a speech and language therapistVariety is one of the most exciting things about being a speech and language therapist. As well as helping patients with a variety of conditions, you’ll work in a multi-disciplinary team in different settings from hospitals to community clinics to patients' homes.You'll help children with a variety of conditions including: mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties language delay specific difficulties in producing sounds hearing impairment cleft lip and palate stammering voice disorders selective mutism developmental language disorder. You'll help adults with: communication or eating and swallowing problems following neurological impairments and degenerative conditions, including stroke, head injury, Parkinson's disease and dementia voice problems mental health issues learning difficulties physical disabilities stammering hearing impairment You would also work closely with teachers and other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses and psychologists. You may also supervise the work of speech and language therapy assistants.How to become a speech and language therapistTo become a speech and language therapist you’ll need to train and study at degree or postgraduate level. A degree apprenticeship has also been approved. Entry requirementsTo get on to an speech and language therapy degree course you usually need: two or three A levels, along with five GCSEs (grades A-C), including English language, maths and science or alternative qualifications, including BTEC, HND or HNC which includes science relevant NVQ science-based access course equivalent Scottish or Irish qualifications If you already hold a relevant first degree, you can apply for an accelerated postgraduate programme in speech and language therapy. These courses usually last two years.Each institution sets its own entry requirements, so it’s important to check carefully. New annual paymentsYou’ll receive at least £5,000 a year to help fund your studies, through the NHS Learning Support Fund. The best part? You won’t have to pay a penny back.Degree apprenticeshipThere are a growing number of degree apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn a living while gaining your qualification. Your employer and the government will pay the tuition fees, so apprenticeships aren’t eligible for student grants.Must-have skillsDon’t forget – academic qualifications aren't everything. You'll need to be able to motivate and reassure people of all ages using your excllent communication skills. You'll also need to be able problem solve and show real leadership and organisational skills. You'll also need to be happy working alone and as part of a team.Training and career developmentOnce you’ve qualified, you’ll have annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) check-ins, where we’ll discuss your career aspirations and plan how we can help you to achieve them, so you’re always moving forward. You may choose to specialise in a particular area of practice such as cleft and lip palate, people with swallowing difficulties or learning disability. Other options include teaching or research.You could also do further training and an advanced clinical practitioner or move into management. As head of a local speech and language therapy service you would be responsible for a team of staff and for managing a budget.Pay and conditionsYour standard working week will be around 37.5 hours. As an speech and language therapist, you’ll be paid on the Agenda for Change (AFC) pay system, typically starting on band 5.You’ll also have access to our generous pension scheme and health service discounts, as well as 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.

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University of Sheffield Opens in a new window

View course Opens in a new window Region Yorkshire and The Humber Type of course Postgraduate/accelerated programme Full or part time Full-time Duration 2 years Contact details hcs-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 2405 More information regarding the course webpage https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/2019/speech-and-language… Admissions address

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Course webpage (All course links open in new window) More information regarding the course webpage (link opens in new window) https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/2019/speech-and-language…

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London, University College London Opens in a new window

View course Opens in a new window Region London Type of course Postgraduate/accelerated programme Full or part time Full-time Duration 2 years Contact details msc-sls-admin@pals.ucl.ac.uk 0207 679 4201 More information regarding the course webpage http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/speech-languag… Admissions address

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2 Wakefield Street
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WC1N 1PF

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Leeds Beckett University Opens in a new window

View course Opens in a new window Region Yorkshire and The Humber Type of course Undergraduate Full or part time Full-time Duration 3 years Contact details admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk 0113 812 3113 More information regarding the course webpage https://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/speech_therapy/ Admissions address

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