Augmentative and Alternative Communication (PG Cert)

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 - 3 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Augmentative and Alternative Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

1 - 3 years part-time

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £840 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1450 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400

Location

Manchester Campus. All modules are delivered in Manchester but the Contemporary Issues in Practice module offers flexible delivery options.

Department

Department of Health Professions

Applications to the MSc can be made using our online form. Should you wish to only apply for the PgCert or PgDip, please apply using the postgraduate application form

The PGCert in Augmentative and Alternative Communication supports practitioners from across a number of disciplines to lead AAC assessment and intervention in the workplace. The units that make up this award have already supported the academic development of practitioners from speech and language therapy, psychology, education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, clinical science and IT. 

This award enables the student to study an assessment and an intervention based unit at level 7 before completing an independent study unit. The independent study unit will facilitate students' use of their knowledge and skills to develop a work based project that will be unique to their practice/workplace.

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £840 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £1450 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Career options after the course

Post-graduate qualifications in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) will support you in a specialist practitioner role for AAC. With ever changing service delivery models this could include specialised AAC services, local specialist AAC provision and independent specialist AAC provision.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 - 3 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Applicants must have a UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in a Health and Social Care or education discipline.

Applicants with a relevant diploma and who have gained significant clinical and professional experience will also be considered for entry on to these units. Practitioners with experience in AAC (e.g Speech and Language therapists, Occupational Therapists, Specialist Teachers, Clinical Scientists) is essential.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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