Real Training

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) (Taught)

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Course summary

The SLCN module is lead by Janet Stevens, an experienced speech and language therapist. She has worked extensively with the NHS and is also an independent practitioner. With 3 cohorts a year in January, May & September you can choose a start date that suits you. You will have up to 12 months to complete the module via our online learning platform Campus Online. If you are considering taking your studies further this module will provide you with 30 credits toward a PGcert, PGDip or MEd on our SEND programme. Here are some key reasons why you should take this module: Practise and develop the key skills that will enable you to have a positive impact on the speech, language and communication needs of children in your setting. Get to grips with the key theories, research and policies Understand how to critique knowledge and existing practice effectively.

Course details


Strand one: Speech, language, and communication in the learning context Familiarise yourself with the theories and models of typical speech, language and communication development. Develop your understanding of speech, language and communication skills, particularly how they develop and relate to the educational context. The knowledge that you gain will underpin your exploration of speech, language and communication difficulties, the impact of these needs and their relationship to other areas of SEND. Strand two: Identifying, profiling and assessing SLCN Focus on developing processes to support the identification, assessment, and profiling of the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Identify pupils who may be struggling with speech, language, and communication. Assess the nature and range of those needs using a combination of approaches and professionals. Collate the information from a variety of sources to create a holistic profile of their strengths and needs – this will enable you to provide appropriate tailored support that assists in further monitoring. Strand three: Maximising positive outcomes for learners and the setting Consider the research and evidence on interventions and approaches to ensure good outcomes for those with SLCN. Build upon activities already completed in strand two to form the content for your final assignment. Produce a single presentation for your colleagues that will meet the requirements of both of your final assignments.

Assessment method

ou will need to produce: Critical analysis one: Write an essay discussing the role of speech, language and communication development in your educational setting (3,000 words). Critical analysis two: Produce one piece on Speech Language and Communication Needs within an educational context (1,500 words) and a separate analysis of local policy and practice in joint working with pupils with SLCN (1,500 words). Where indicated by your tutor, you may submit multimedia resources that you have produced within your applied practice as part of your final portfolio of evidence.

How to apply

International applicants

This course is available online and can, therefore, be completed anywhere in the world. Please visit this page on our website - - for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK

Entry requirements

Have an undergraduate degree Be working in or have access to an educational setting with children, young people or adults

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£1300 + VAT

Sponsorship information

We do not qualify for any sponsorships or funding but we do offer the option to pay for our modules in instalments of either 1, 3 or 10. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) at Real Training - UCAS