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You’ll usually work as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside other health professionals, and will often liaise with family, carers or teachers when developing treatment plans. Pay Rates consisting of nine pay bands. Salaries from other employers, such as charities and local education authorities, may differ. Income figures are intended as a guide only. In other settings you may need to work some evenings or weekends to suit client needs.
There are opportunities for flexible or part-time work and job-sharing is available. You can work in a range of settings, for example hospitals, health centres, day-care centres, rehabilitation units, schools or pre-schools, a client’s home, prisons or young offenders’ institutions. It’s possible to work in several different locations during the week. Depending on where you work, you may need to travel between client visits. With experience, you can take on freelance work or become self-employed. Competition for entry-level posts is fierce and it’s important to be geographically flexible if possible. In order to register you must complete an HCPC-approved undergraduate or postgraduate degree in speech and language therapy.
Undergraduate degree courses typically last three or four years full time and cover both theory and clinical practice. Clinical practice takes place in hospitals, schools, clinics and day centres under the supervision of qualified therapists. For most undergraduate courses you’ll need three A-levels or five Scottish Highers. Some providers will also want specific GCSE and A-levels such as English and biology. Check with course providers for details. Applications for undergraduate degrees are made through UCAS.