Audiology courses at Aston are designed to meet the needs of professional audiologists in both the NHS and independent sectors. Audiologists work in multidisciplinary teams, liaising with patients as well as medical, education, and research professionals. A desire to help people is important and the ageing population means demand for hearing assessment and treatment services is increasing.
This course allows you to study towards this qualification, while being employed in an appropriate role. This integrated degree apprenticeship programme will typically take between three years and five years (depending on the learner and the requirements of the employer) to complete.
You will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding via teaching from Aston University. The teaching will involve practical and academic learning as well as assessments. Teaching will be delivered in the following ways:
- On-campus teaching sessions where you will attend Aston University for short blocks. In stages 1 and 2 these will take place at the start and end of each semester (there are two semesters per year). In the final stage these will take place monthly.
- Off-campus distance learning. These will happen continuously during all three stages.
The majority of your time will be spent in the workplace. Your employer will give you in day-to-day training and the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge. You will immediately be able to see how the theory that you are learning from Aston works in practice.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will become competent in many areas of audiological practice. This means you will be eligible to apply to register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists.