Course Description

Pre – Speech and Language Therapy Studies

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in Speech and Language Therapy. Students who
undertake this one-year course in Pre-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 lifechanging 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.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

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

• Level 5 Health Service Skills 5M3782

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Course Code 5M3782
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Health Care
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Full time
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.
Career Path 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. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATIONPROGRESSION: 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 and 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) SETU Waterford: SE205 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) • Graduates can progress to related undergraduate degrees in Ireland and then apply for a Speech and Language Masters programme in universities such as UL or in the UK. • Graduates from Speech and Language Therapy Studies are eligible to apply directly for the Speech and Language Therapy degree programme in Ulster University, the fees of which are covered by the NHS. • Mature students can apply for Speech and Language Therapy undergraduate degree programmes in Ireland or UK.
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Dunboyne College of Further Education

01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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