Taught course

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Features and benefits of the course

  • Delivered by a national and internationally known expert in AAC
  • The content reflects contemporary practice at an advanced practitioner level
  • Multidisciplinary-opportunities to share practice with people from a range of disciplines

Fees and funding

For more information on the costs associated with this programme, please visit our prospectus.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

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