This course aims to fulfil part of the requirements for speech and language therapists who have been out of practice for more than two years and wish to register with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as a Speech and Language Therapist. This registration is a legal requirement for anyone who uses the title ‘speech and language therapist’ or ‘speech therapist’ in the UK.
The RCSLT Return to Practice Course has been available from Newcastle University since 2005.
The course is in the form of ‘distance learning’ i.e. you study at home with support from a tutor at the University.
You access the course from a CD that we will supply to you, so you must have use of a computer with PowerPoint. The course is modular, with each of the nine units requiring approximately ten hours of study. You can choose how you apportion your time within each unit. At the end of each unit there are self assessment questions which you must complete and submit in order to obtain your completion certificate from RCSLT.
The modules are:
The course costs £450. This covers the course content and tutorial support. It also includes your Certificate of Completion from RCSLT. Copies of difficult to obtain reading required for the course are also included.
How to apply
For further information about the course and for an application form, email the course tutor: Dr Helen Stringer firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about returning to the profession and the requirements for professional registration can be obtained from the Health Professions Council www.hpc-uk.org and the the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists www.rcslt.org