Develop the skills and knowledge you need to become an effective hearing aid audiologist. Learn around your existing commitments with our part-time, distance-learning foundation degree.
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You'll learn how to run a safe and successful practice and make a real difference to people's lives with your excellent assessment, analysis and communication skills. You'll develop your understanding of the physical and psychological basis of hearing and disorders of hearing, and an awareness of professional, legal and ethical issues in relation to practice.
You'll mostly learn online around your existing commitments, with up to three residential weeks at our Cambridge campus per semester, where you'll take part in seminars, lectures and practical laboratory workshops in the following pattern:
By studying while you work, you'll have the opportunity to apply your new knowledge and skills to your own job as you progress with the course, and continue to practice them throughout your career.
You’ll study through Canvas, our world-class online Learning Management System (LMS), which can be accessed from your phone, PC or tablet at home or on the move. Canvas provides instant access to study materials, forums, and support from tutors and classmates, as well as enabling easy submission of your assignments.
You’ll have regular contact with a tutor who will offer you academic guidance and feedback on your work, which will help you build your confidence and develop your academic and professional skills as you progress.
On successful completion of your studies you’ll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on campus, or receive your certificate by post if you prefer.
When you graduate, you'll be able to work independently as a hearing aid dispenser registered with the Health & Care Professions Council or continue your studies with our Hearing Sciences (Top-up) BSc (Hons).
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Students on our Hearing Aid Audiology FdSc degree course benefit from
Our Hearing Aid Audiology FdSc degree course is accredited by the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) so when you graduate, you’ll be able to register and get to work as a hearing aid dispenser.
With our qualification you will be able to work independently as a hearing aid audiologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, and take your career to a new level.
When you graduate you can go straight into work or continue your studies to achieve a Hearing Sciences (Top-up) BSc Hons degree.
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 ARU a welcoming and diverse community. Module tutors were always approachable and the assistance I was given during my studies was fabulous. I'm very career orientated and was given the opportunity to get involved in research right from day one."Farah
Distance learning student
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Distance learning courses are a great way to study for a full degree around your existing commitments, while learning more about a subject or developing your professional knowledge.
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