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Overview of Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 Course:

The Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 course will teach you the ins and outs of Speech and Language Therapy in an approachable and comprehensive guide to the mind.

Whether you’re currently working in a role that requires you to treat, support and care people with communication, eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties or you only want to add this course on your CV, you can get started instantly and start learning all the essential aspects about Speech and Language Therapy.

Boost your skills today by taking this exciting Speech and Language Therapy course which will help you stand out from the crowd, and earn a qualification appreciated by employers and recruiters.

Study in your own time and at your own pace for a recognised qualification that can be checked for validity on our website at any time, from anywhere.

Please note that in this Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Course you will come across all the basic guidelines of a Speech and Language Therapist to boost and shine your knowledge in this particular field. However, the title Speech Therapist is protected by the HCPC and completion of this course does not entitle you to use the protected title or practise as a Speech Therapist. Also, it does not qualify you to join the HCPC register. If you are looking for a course to comply with HCPC’s requirements, please contact the relevant authority.

Learning Outcomes of Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 Course:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the scientific aspects of language and speech, including the structure and function of the nervous system and the core principles of linguistics.
  • Explore the typical stages of language acquisition and literacy development, including pre-literacy skills in newborns.
  • Develop a strong foundation in communication disorders, including fluency disorders, speech disorders, and language disorders like aphasia.
  • Learn about various other speech and language disorders such as agnosia, ADHD, and dementia, and their connection to brain damage locations.
  • Gain insights into swallowing disorders and their management strategies.
  • Solidify your knowledge through a mock exam and a comprehensive final exam.

Who is This Course For:

This course is ideal for:

  • Individuals seeking a theoretical foundation in speech and language therapy.
  • Those considering a career as a speech and language therapy assistant.
  • Teachers, educators, and support workers interested in expanding their knowledge of communication development.
  • Anyone fascinated by the science of language and how we communicate.

Method of Assessment:

Upon completion of the Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Course, there’s an online multiple-choice quiz assessment, which will determine whether you have passed the course. The test is marked immediately and results are published instantly (60% pass mark).

Certification of Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 Course:

CPD QS Certificates can be obtained at an additional cost of £9.99 for PDF, £16.99 for Printed Hardcopy format and £24.99 for Both for Both PDF and Hardcopy Certificates.


There are no academic entry requirements for this course, and it is open to students of all academic backgrounds.

Career Paths:

  • Speech and Language Therapy Assistant (Salary Range: £20,000 – £28,000)
  • Communication Specialist (Salary Range: £22,000 – £30,000)
  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant (Salary Range: £18,000 – £25,000)
  • Assistive Technology Specialist (Salary Range: £25,000 – £35,000)
  • Educational Therapist (Salary Range: £28,000 – £38,000)
  • Researcher in Speech and Language Pathology (Salary Range: £30,000 – £40,000)
  • And Many More!


Does this course qualify me to become a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)?

This course provides a theoretical foundation in speech and language therapy but is not a complete qualification to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist. To become a qualified SLT, further study and professional registration are typically required.

Is there a focus on practical therapy techniques in this course?

Due to its emphasis on theoretical knowledge, this course won’t cover practical therapy techniques that require hands-on experience and supervision from a qualified SLT.

I’m not aiming to be a Speech and Language Therapist, but I work with children with communication needs. Would this course benefit me?

Absolutely! This course can equip you with a stronger understanding of speech and language development, communication disorders, and how to support individuals with these challenges.

What kind of certification will I receive?

Upon completing the course, you can obtain a CPD QS certificate at an additional cost:

  • £9.99 for a PDF
  • £16.99 for a printed hard copy
  • £24.99 for both PDF and printed versions

Are there any prerequisites for taking this course?

There are typically no specific prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of human biology and communication can be helpful.

How can this course help me if I’m interested in the science of communication in general?

This course delves into the fascinating world of speech and language development, the intricate workings of the brain, and various communication disorders. It’s a great foundation for anyone interested in exploring the science behind human communication.

How long does the Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 Course take to complete?

The course duration can vary depending on the provider. However, it’s a self-paced program that can be completed in several weeks or months.

Can I take this course online?

Yes, the Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 Course is available online, allowing you to learn at your own pace and convenience.

Is there support available if I have questions during the course?

Yes, we offer comprehensive support throughout your learning journey. You can reach out to our support team via email or phone for any questions or assistance you may need.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy
Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy FREE 00:30:00
Main Ethical Principles of ASHA FREE 00:45:00
Language Acquisition and Literacy Development
Literacy, Roles of SLT and Preliteracy in Newborns 00:30:00
The Scientific Aspects of Language and Speech
Speech Science 00:30:00
Basic Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System 00:20:00
Basics of Linguistics 00:30:00
Communication Disorders
Communication Disorders and Fluency disorder 00:30:00
Speech disorders 00:30:00
Language Disorders 00:30:00
Aphasia 00:30:00
Other Speech and Language Disorders
Agnosia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dementia 00:45:00
Understanding Brain Damage Locations 00:20:00
Traumatic Brain Injury 00:20:00
Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease 00:30:00
Swallowing Disorders 00:45:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Speech and Language Therapy Diploma Level 3 00:20:00

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  • £24.99
  • 1 year
  • Course Certificate
  • Number of Units15
  • Number of Quizzes2
  • 8 hours, 25 minutes