The new pre-registration eating, drinking and swallowing competencies have been developed to ensure that learners are acquiring the same entry-level knowledge and skills of dysphagia, regardless of where they are undertaking their pre-registration education and training.

The competencies were published in February 2021 with the aim that all learners are graduating with them from academic year 2025-2026.

They form part of a larger project to ensure the future speech and language therapy workforce is fit for purpose for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Read and download the RCSLT competencies in eating, drinking and swallowing for the pre-registration education of speech and language therapists (2021) (PDF).

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