Access to Speech Therapy
Full qualification title

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Science Professions)

Learning Aim Reference
No. of Credits
60 Credits at Level 3 (15 Ungraded & 45 Graded)
Course fee
£1248 (includes £145 registration fee)
Payment options
Pay in full upfront (£50 Discount available) | Monthly Installments (from £104 per month)
UCAS Tariff Points
Maximum 144 points depending on grades
Flexible study (typically takes 8-10 months, but you can work at your own pace to complete in a time that suits you) Extension option available
Course start date
This course can be started at any time of the year
Speech Therapy

A summary of the course

  • Transform your career and explore Speech Therapy
  • 100% online learning experience
  • Study from home or any location that suits you
  • Benefit from comprehensive tutor support
  • An ideal pathway to meet university entry requirements for Speech Therapy
  • Flexible payment plans available
  • 24/7 access to our interactive learning materials and activities
  • No exams, no scheduled class times – learn at your own pace
  • Expert support with UCAS applications, including an academic reference
  • Rated 4.9/5.0 on Trustpilot

About Your Diploma

If you’ve always dreamed of a career in speech therapy but faced obstacles due to not having the relevant qualifications, or if you’re considering a career change, our Access to Higher Education Diploma (Speech Therapy) at Academy Online Learning is your perfect solution. Ideal for those aspiring to enter speech and language therapy or advance in the field of communication and language disorders, this course is designed for flexibility. While the typical completion timeline is one year, many students finish in just 8-10 months.


Excellent Preparation for Speech Therapy at University

This diploma is a crucial step for those aiming to pursue Speech and Language Therapy courses at university. Recognised by universities across the UK for its thorough curriculum, it prepares you for various specialisations within speech therapy. The course covers essential topics, including Social Science, Health, and Biology units, equipping you with the knowledge and study skills required for university success. With an Individual Learning Plan, you can manage your assignment deadlines effectively, ensuring steady progress throughout your studies.


Getting Started with Academy Online Learning

As a leading online education provider in the UK, Academy Online Learning offers this Level 3 nationally recognised qualification, regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Our fully online course is designed to offer you the flexibility needed to balance your studies with your lifestyle.


Stay On Top of Your Learning

Our online course empowers you to take control of your education without the constraints of scheduled lectures or tutorials. You can start at any time, progress through our interactive learning materials at your own pace, and receive support from your personal tutor via telephone or videoconference tutorials as needed. All our tutors are fully qualified and experienced educators, specialising in their fields.

You do not need to have Maths and English to study the diploma, however they are a requirement for all UK universities at a Grade 4/C or above. You can study these subjects alongside your diploma through our fully online Functional Skills courses (which include online exams) or our GCSE programmes.


Ensure your qualifications meet the entry requirements of your chosen university before enrolling.

For more information about careers in Speech and Language Therapy, click here.

We also offer comprehensive support with your UCAS applications, including providing an academic reference.

100% of Speech Therapy AOLL applicants were offered
a place for September 2023

Social science units on this course (Graded)

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Price Options

The cost of the Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professions) and the Access to Business is £1248, and can be paid in monthly instalments from £104 per month over 12 months with 0% interest. Or discounted price at £1198 (£50 saving) when paid in full upfront.

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£1246: £1198
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* Includes £145 registration fee and certification with our awarding organisation, Skills and Education Access Group

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Units on this course (Ungraded)

Get into university with an Access to Higher Education Diploma

This gives you an opportunity to shine when you are invited for an interview at the university. You...

Academic Writing Skills

This can be awarded against a level 3 essay. In essay preparation, you will be expected to research...

How does society affect health

There are many diseases and consequently many causes of diseases. Identifying the prevalence of...

Research Skills
Correlations, Experiments, Observations, Case Studies Questionnaires and Surveys. Develop your own piece of research in a standard report format.
Information Literacy

Information Literacy Skills help learners to understand the range and quality of available resources...

Social science units on this course (Graded)

Are the brain and behaviour linked?

This involves the localisation and function of the brain. The different methods of investigating the...

Health units on this course (Graded)

Diagnosis and management of physiological disorders

There are a range of physiological disorders identified here in this unit. You will be made aware of...

A female health professional wearing a mask

This unit relates to communication between health care professionals and clients. Here you will be...

Biology units on this course (Graded)

Jars of urine
Human Urinary System (3 Credits)

This unit looks at homeostasis and the kidney as a homeostatic organ. You will be researching the

Body Structure and Function
Body Structure and Function (9 Credits)

(cannot combine with: Cell Differentiation and Tissues; DNA and Protein Synthesis; Human circulation

Musculoskeletal System
Musculoskeletal System (3 Credits)

The skeletal system is the primary focus of attention in this unit where you will be given the

Human Sex and Reproduction (3 Credits)

This unit covers the structure and function of the male and female reproductive system. There is a

Genetic Inheritance
Genetic Inheritance (3 Credits)

This addresses the understanding of genetic inheritance including simple Mendelian crosses where you

Fruit and vegetables
Nutrition and Digestion (3 Credits)

Here you will be given the opportunity to explore the components and function of a balanced diet

Endocrine system hormones
Endocrine System (3 Credits)

The main theme in this unit is to develop an understanding of the hormone system and the endocrine

Non infectious disease
Non-Infectious Disease (3 Credits)

The topical area for this unit considers the nature of a range of non-infectious diseases including

  Our Access to Higher Education diplomas offer: No need to pay for extras or upgrades - it is ALL included!
Self-paced online learning with 1:1 tutor support
Access your course materials immediately
Study anywhere - anytime
Face to face tutorials on demand, scheduled when you need them
One-to-one tutor support via state of the art video conference suite, email or by phone
Study around your work and home life commitments
Work at your own pace and complete within 8-12 months
Tailored individual learning plan to achieve success
Benefit from subject specialist tutors
Access to our online material written and developed by leading professionals in the industry
Interact with your tutor via our easy to use messaging service
Network with like-minded students via student messaging group
Access to your course 24/7
Tailor the course to fit your needs*
UCAS Application support to help with your personal statement
UCAS final check before submission


*Some university courses will want to see specific units - plan what is required and we will mix and match key units

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Becs Dental Hygiene Therapy Student
Great course, learnt so much. Felt supported throughout from different Tutors. Massive help with UCAS application.
Thank you.
Date of experience: 20 February 2024
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Rachel Cawthorne AOLL Student
Very trusting company, everyone responds promptly. All tutors were very helpful, especially Steve, Alison and Amy. Thank you for all your help!
Date of experience: 02 March 2024
Megan Andrew ELCAS Student
The access to the course was easy and simple to use the virtual learning area. The tutors where on hand with messages and if needs be phone calls. I enjoyed the course and it was good that the course could be paused as I needed as life changed and things made it that I couldn’t continue the course at times. This is very useful being military expecially when deployments come around the course can be paused until the end of the deployment.
Date of experience: 10 October 2023