Speech and Language Assistant – Theory & Practice QQI Level 5

The Conversation by David Schroeder @Flickr
The Conversation by David Schroeder @Flickr


New for Autumn 2018. This course aims to develop the theory and procedures in communication styles and behaviours, to aid the application of the responsibilities of the speech and language therapy assistant. Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a healthcare setting.

Night: Tuesday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 24 Weeks
Starting: Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Cost: €515.00 (€15 off online)

QQI Certification fee of €20 is included in the course fee.


QQI 5N3780/5N3781 Level 5

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the speech and language therapy assistant.
  • Analyse the influences of cognition, perception and behavioural factors on receptive
    and expressive communication.
  • Explain the process of speech and language therapy.
  • Investigate the need to provide supports to enhance and enable interpersonal
  • Examine the role of the speech and language therapy assistant in safe management of eating and drinking disorders.
  • Reflect on relationships with client relatives and multidisciplinary team members and interpersonal issues that arise in speech and language therapy.
  • Reflect on personal effectiveness group dynamics and group processes in therapy.
  • Adapt information to assist the speech and language therapist in the preparation and implementation of therapeutic programmes.


€15 discount when you enrol online, or 20% off for Social Welfare and Old Age Pension recipients, or 50% off for Mallow College full-time day students. See Terms & Conditions.


Receive a €15 discount when you register with our preferred option online (more enrolment options). Click here to enrol online.

Information/Enrolment for Evening Education Programmes for Autumn 2018 will take place at on Monday 10th September 2018 from 7 to 8pm at Mallow College, West End, Mallow. Tutors will available to discuss courses on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder to Facebook.

More Information

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