How to become a speech and language therapist

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) provide treatment, support and care for people of all ages who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. They work in all kinds of areas and settings to improve people’s quality of life.

Thinking about becoming an SLT? Explore a route that suits you…

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Why choose speech and language therapy?

Learn why being an SLT could be the perfect fit for you

University degrees

Find out where you could study and how to fund your degree

Applying for university

Tips and advice to ace your application

Want to earn while you learn?

The new speech and language therapy apprenticeships are coming in 2022

Thinking of changing career?

Information for career changers, mature students, and graduates of non-SLT courses

Career changer stories

Read about different paths to becoming an SLT

Speech and language therapy assistants

Information for SLTAs interested in becoming qualified SLTs

My working life

Find out what the career involves and learn about the rewards and challenges of the job from SLTs themselves