Earn while you learn in the workplace.

Speech and language therapy assistant

The Job

Speech and language therapy assistants may prepare rooms and equipment, help patients during appointments, write reports and update patient records. 

You will help people who have difficulties with:

  • producing and using speech
  • understanding language
  • using language
  • feeding, chewing or swallowing
  • a stammer
  • their voice


You will learn and develop on the job, we expect you to have good literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Personal qualities

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be:

  • able to work with people of all ages
  • able to use language and communication to help people
  • able to motivate people
  • able to reassure people
  • able to work alone or as a member of a team
  • a good communicator
  • good at organising and prioritising work
  • able to explain treatment to patients

Your development

You will gain formal qualifications through a Senior Healthcare Support Worker Level 3 apprenticeship. You’ll also be eligible for associate membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.