Specialist learning

Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher EducationBritish Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Working with adults who stammer: a course for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Vivien Grant-Jones, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Designed for speech and language therapists, this four-day interactive workshop will cover assessment and selection, stammering modification, interiorised stammering, cluttering, acquired stammering and an introduction to mindfulness. Opportunity to practise teaching techniques to clients included.







    Note: this course runs on these days: March 20-22; and a final follow-up day on October 7.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £499.00 Concession £499.00
  2. Beginners BSL
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alesia Parshutsina
    Are you interested in learning BSL? Join us to learn some basic vocabulary and grammar and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £69.00
  3. Introduction to mindfulness for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Thu 16 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Dh Karunavira
    Learn the elements of mindfulness-based stress management and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Experience a range of mindfulness practices. Background theory is included and relevance for clients and therapist well-being benefits will be explored.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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  4. Speech and language therapy as a career
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Interested in becoming a speech and language therapist? This workshop covers training courses in the UK, what the job involves, career structure, pay and hints for a successful interview, plus the opportunity to meet clients.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £60.00
  5. Acceptance and commitment therapy for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carolyn Cheasman, Rachel Everard
    The two major goals of ACT (a mindfulness-based approach) are acceptance of experience that is out of personal control and taking committed action towards living a valued life. On this worksh op you'll learn how this is achieved and ACT's relevance to speech and language therapy.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £199.00
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  6. Public speaking for people who stammer
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita McKiernan, Corinne Moffatt-Santos
    Presenting information clearly and effectively is vital to getting your message or opinion across. This two-day workshop is about developing key presentation skills and confidence when speaking to a group of people, whether it’s giving a formal or impromptu presentation, contributing to a meeting or taking part in a discussion.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £41.00 Concession £12.00
  7. Effective counselling skills for speech and language therapists
    Course start date:  Wed 8 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dh Karunavira, Anita McKiernan
    Designed for SLTs working with any client group, this interactive workshop will help you develop practical counselling skills. Topics include developing the therapeutic relationship, boundaries, ways of responding, paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning, immediacy, self disclosure and loss.
    Full fee £399.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £399.00
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