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What NHS career would suit you?

Speech and Language Therapy Assistant


You will help people who have difficulties such as: producing and using speech, understanding/using language, feeding, chewing or swallowing, a stammer. In many cases, you’ll support the patient’s carers too.


You will need to be:

  • sensitive and understanding
  • enjoy using language and communication to help people
  • able to explain treatment to patients
  • patient and able to remain calm in stressful situations
  • work well with others of all ages and backgrounds
  • use your initiative
  • enjoy working alone or part of a team


There are no set entry requirements but you will usually need good literacy and numeracy skills, some employers may ask for GCSEs or equivalent. You may also need a qualification in healthcare or Health and Social Care. Relevant subjects include a Level 2 Certificate in Work Preparation for Health and Social Care, Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Most Health and Social Care courses include work placements so this could be a good way of getting experience.

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