Convert your foundation degree to a full BSc (Hons). Our RCCP accredited course is perfect for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers. Study by distance learning while you work.
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Maggie, BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-Up student
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On our BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-up course you’ll be able to develop your career, broaden your technical capabilities, and learn from experts.
Over the course of a year (or two years part-time), you can build on your existing qualifications and experience, use the latest hardware and devices, and expand your understanding and contacts in a collaborative environment.
Our work-based course is designed for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers in the NHS, private or independent sectors. It’s accredited by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) so, if you pass all the required modules, you can expect to register with the RCCP.
The course is delivered through a blend of online learning and residential sessions in Cambridge, to give you a flexible, practical and career-enhancing learning experience. It will broaden your knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of audiology (rehabilitative and diagnostic), as well as the opportunity to complete a research project.
During the residential study days, there’ll be extensive practical elements using the latest hardware from Siemens, GN Resound and Interacoustics.
Residential sessions last for up to five days, and take place in October, November, December, February, March and March/April – plus an exam day in May. There’s also an induction session in September, and the requirement for a 12-hour observation placement in a paediatric setting which will be organised.
All of this is supported by interactive learning resources that you can access from home and work, including instructional videos in the teaching of the clinical competencies.
As a guide, we suggest you plan for five to seven hours of online study per week when you're not attending a residential.
Find out more about this course on our Distance Learning website.
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Our BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-up is a distance learning course:
Our RCCP accredited course is perfect for audiologists and hearing aid dispensers.
Our Audiology Top-Up course is designed specifically for hearing aid dispensers and associate audiologists, whether you’re working in the NHS, independent practice, or the private sector.
It will help you build on your existing qualifications and experience, and broaden your technical capabilities. By passing all the required modules, you can register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, such as volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
“I found the course to be well structured, with fantastic lecturers providing a wealth of knowledge and support. It provided the perfect platform for acceptance to study an MSc in Advanced Audiology.”Max
Former BSc (Hons) Audiology Top-Up student
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