Did you know?
We know that making decisions about where to study can be daunting, so here's some key facts about our courses in this area - BSc(Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, FdSc Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairmnent) and BA(Hons) Conductive Education - so you can feel reassured about your choices.
You'll join our community of satisfied students
Our Rehabilitation Work course has achieved a 100 per cent student satisfaction score in both 2015 and 2016 according to the National Student Survey while 96 per cent of our Speech and Language Therapy students said tutors made the subject is interesting in 2016.
We're world leaders
Our Conductive Education course, delivered with the National Institute for Conductive Education, is the only English-speaking course on Earth and is acknowledged as a world leader.
We’ve got nearly 40 years of experience in training speech and language therapists so you can be sure our course will prepare you to achieve excellence and professional autonomy as a clinical practitioner.
You'll be in demand
The latest Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) surveyed showed that 93.2 per cent of Speech and Language Therapy students who graduated in 2015 were in employment or studying 6 months after graduation. For Conductive Education and Rehabilitation Work that figure is 100 per cent! 100 per cent of Speech and Language Therapy graduates also said they felt the University had prepared them well very well for employment.
You'll use fantastic training and learning facilities
Conductive Education students train and learn in the same unique facility – NICE (the National Institute of Conductive Education), a charity based in Moseley, Birmingham which is an acknowledged world leader for Conductive Education. Rehabilitation Work students are able to use sets of special glasses that give them an impression of what it feels/looks like to have disrupted vision or certain eye conditions, such as partial sight or glaucoma. Speech and Language Therapy students benefit from a specific room with specialist resources such as anatomical models of the face and throat, ‘communication boards’ and a two way mirror, which allows you to create patient / client meeting scenarios, and fellow students and lecturers can watch from another room without disturbing you, and can then provide feedback. We also work with service users, who come into the University to engage with you and tell you about their experiences of related conditions, and how you can best interact with your patients in the future. This could include people that have suffered speech problems due to a stroke, or cancer, or those with speech impediments from a young age.
You’ll be work ready
The FdSc in Rehabilitation Work is accepted as the trusted qualification to be employed as a Rehabilitation Worker in local authorities and non-statutory agencies across the UK. Completing your course in Speech and Language Therapy will allow you to apply for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). Students graduating from Conductive Education have the opportunity to join the UK, professional body - the PCA (Professional Conductors’ Association). Membership of this association provide newly-qualified conductors support and connections to other conductors working within the UK. With affiliated membership it is also possible for conductors working abroad to join and participate in PCA conferences and access publications, CPD and links to current thinking and research. Membership is respected by employers and conductors both within the UK, and abroad.