HNC Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support

HNC Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support at SCQF level 7 equips candidates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in current and future employment. The main focus is to provide candidates with an educational foundation in the Allied Health Professions, enabling them to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role of an Allied Health Support Worker/Assistant Practitioner. This will ensure candidates are equipped to work with patients in a variety of health care settings.

This qualification is available through colleges.

Why deliver this qualification

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support has been designed to be as flexible as possible to meet the needs of a variety of employees undertaking differing work patterns, geographical distribution of candidates, and those living in remote and rural locations.

The qualification may be delivered through a blended learning approach.

It is recommended the programme be delivered on a part-time, block release basis over two academic years.

Who does this qualification suit

The HNC in Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support has been designed primarily to support Speech and Language Therapy Support Workers/Assistant Practitioners already employed in the clinical workplace and who are recommended by their employers.

Access
Entry is at the discretion of the centre but the majority of candidates for this HNC will be employed in a relevant environment as Support Worker/Assistant Practitioner (or its equivalent).

For candidates entering directly, without previous relevant work experience, evidence of successful study at the following levels is recommended:

  • Science at SCQF level 6
  • English and/or Communication at SCQF level 5

Candidates should have current knowledge of a working speech and language therapy department and be working with speech and language therapy clients.

Candidate Information

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Progression

To progress to degree level courses candidates would need to evidence both investigation skills and sufficient and appropriate clinical experience. This could be achieved by the Graded Unit and the use of the Unit Work Role Effectiveness.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority are eligible to seek approval through their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact the Business Development Team for guidance in completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA's general requirements as outlined in the guide to approval.

How to assess

The opportunity for a holistic approach to assessment has been adopted where appropriate in this HNC.

Some knowledge and understanding is assessed by closed-book assessments taken in controlled conditions. Projects are also used to assess some aspects of knowledge and understanding. Some project work may draw upon candidates’ experiences in the workplace and this will enhance the practical work and associated case logs.

The integration of knowledge and understanding is also assessed by the Graded Unit. The Graded Unit is a Project: Practical Assignment.

The assessment of practical skills is included in most Units. In some cases, these skills are assessed in delivering centres. Case studies are used to demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge to clinical practice.

Practical skills may be authenticated in the workplace by identified practitioners.

Where can you take this course?

Arrangements Documents

Title: HNC Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support
Code: G924 15
Date: November 2012
Download: HNC Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support Arrangements Document (734 KB)

Group Award Specifications

Title: HNC Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support
Code: G924 15
Date: March 2010
Download: HNC Allied Health Professions: Speech and Language Therapy Support Framework (58 KB)

Unit(s) and delivery tools

Group Award code: G924 15 (96 SCQF credit points)
SCQF level: 7

Structure 
There are 11 mandatory Units — six core Units common to all the Allied Health Profession Group Awards and five Speech and Language Therapy specific Units.

Mandatory Units

Core Units

Speech and Language Therapy Specific Units

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