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:
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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