This hub is for speech and language therapy support workers and the speech and language therapists (SLTs) who manage them, and includes information about the diverse roles of support workers, training and development within the role, career information, as well as a professional framework and toolkit.

Support workers career and support

These pages are designed for support workers to find information, resources, and networking links.

Support worker framework

The RCSLT support worker framework offers guidance on roles, competencies, education (training) and continuing development of support workers.

Support workforce toolkit

Based on the support worker framework, this toolkit provides practical tools to support implementation of this framework in services. It is aimed at support workers and those managing and supervising their work.

From support worker to SLT

Read about the different routes speech and language therapy support workers have taken to become fully qualified SLTs – apprenticeship, master’s and undergraduate degrees.

CPD diary

Find out how to track your continuing professional development with our CPD Diary tool (Members only – log in to access).

Become an RCSLT assistant member

If you are working as a speech and language therapy assistant, technical instructor or support worker receiving regular supervision from a qualified SLT in the UK.