This course has additional entry requirements to include:
An awareness of the NHS Constitution and NHS values
As part of the selection process, students will be expected to demonstrate effective communication skills alongside good knowledge and a clear understanding of the scope of work that a Speech and Language Therapist is required to undertake as well as the significance of the NHS Constitution and its core values (you can find further information on these on the Government website).
DBS and Occupational Health Check
You are required to have a satisfactory Occupational Health Check and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check (including child and adult barred list check) - both of these are organised by the University.
You will also be required to register for the DBS Update Service (information relating to this service can be found here). You will need to register for this within 30 days of your DBS certificate being issued. The Update Service costs £13 per year, which the University will reimburse. You will need to keep the subscription to this Service active for the duration of your course.
If you do not register for the Update Service within 30 days, or your registration lapses, and you later attend a Placement where this is a requirement, you will have to pay for a new DBS check, which will enable you to sign up to the Update service. Please contact our DBS team if you have any questions relating to this.
A satisfactory Overseas Criminal Record Check/Local Police Certificate is also required, in addition to a DBS Check, where you have lived outside of the UK in the last 5 years for 6 months or more.
- Applicants must be over 18 by 1 December 2024.
- If you are applying for second year entry, the application deadline is 30 April 2024
- Please note, if your achieved or pending qualifications meet our requirements, you will be invited to book on to a compulsory interview.
- A satisfactory reference is required. You can find out more about our reference requirements here. We look at all applications holistically, and will consider your entry requirements, your personal statement, and your reference.
- Students accepted onto the course will undertake practice placements involving travel or lodging (funding is expected to be available to reimburse some travel and dual accommodation costs through the government funding available for health students. To find out the latest information of this please go to our Scholarships and Funding page.
- Students accepted onto the course are recommended to join RCSLT for access to closed member information and study opportunity.
Applicants are strongly advised to contact the registering organisation of the country they plan to work in to check the recognition of UK qualifications and professional accreditation.
The RCSLT has a Mutual Recognition of Credentials Agreement (MRA) with some international organisations. We recommend you find out more about the MRA alongside researching the professional association of the country you are considering practicing in.