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Speech & Language Therapy Studies
QQI Level 5 – Health Service Skills Award 5M3782
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The following modules are subject to change due to  availability and demand.

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

What is Speech & Language Therapies

This course is aimed at students interested in pursing a career in Speech and Language Therapy. Students who under take this one-year course in 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 life-changing 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.


  • QQI Level 5 – Health Service Skills Award 5M3782 

Third Level Progression

Graduates can progress to a related undergraduate in Ireland and then apply for
Speech & Language Masters in University of Limerick.
Graduates can progress to a related undergraduate in Ireland and then apply for
Speech & Language undergraduate degree as a mature student.


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.


  • Leaving Cert or LCA
  • Mature students of all backgrounds
  • Other equivalent qualification

All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications.

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DL825 Applied Psychology
(Level 8, 4 Years)

MH101 Arts with Psychological Studies
(Level 8, 3 Years)

MH106 Psychology
(Level 8, 3 Years)

NC010 Psychology
(Level 8, 3 Years)


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