About the course and qualification
Your apprentice will enrol on this 24-month course based at our Colchester campus to gain an undergraduate degree and gain eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practise as a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.
This course is designed to follow on from the Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Higher Apprenticeship and direct entry to this course will require an applicant to demonstrate all of the skills and knowledge otherwise gained in this prior programme.
This apprenticeship is suitable for people with relevant backgrounds in health, social care, or education settings who have the ambition of becoming a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.
The role of the employer
Time away from their normal role to study will need to be given as part of the apprenticeship requirements. This is in order to ensure apprentices can achieve the required apprenticeship standards. This is a requirement not only to satisfy the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funding rules, but also to satisfy the criteria of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
The apprentices will require support and supervision from a registered Speech and Language Therapist as a work-based mentor within their workplace to support the development of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours of the apprenticeship.
The role of the apprentice
Apprentices will be employed in a setting relevant to Speech and Language Therapy and undertaking work meaningfully related to Speech and Language Therapy.
The course will offer an exciting but demanding route to professional qualification. Apprentices must be prepared to undertake practice placements in settings clinically and geographically diverse from their usual place of work.
The role of the University
The course will be delivered in lectures, workshops, small group work/tutorials and seminars and your apprentice will benefit from simulation/skills based learning in our mock wards and community living clinical learning spaces. Full-time block practice placements ‘away’ from the apprentice’s usual place of work are also integrated within the programme and are a professional requirement for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. See our apprenticeship pages for more information on the course modules, course structure, entry requirements and school facilities.
This course has been approved for delivery by the HCPC/RCSLT in line with the occupational standards, as outlined by the Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education (IfATE). Failure to provide sufficient support or release of apprentice/s to achieve standards will jeopardise the ability for them to complete the apprenticeship and apply for subsequent registration with the HCPC/RCSLT.
For further information about the Speech and Language Therapist (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship standards, see the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.
£15,000 in total (80% divided monthly during the practical training and 20% paid on completion of the integrated End Point Assessment).
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