Speech & Language Therapy Practice Educator Resources
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
RCSLT Practice Based Learning guidelines 2021 state:
The expectation of the RCSLT is that every SLT should offer a minimum of 25 days of practice-based learning per year per whole time equivalent (WTE) (pro rata). The commitment to 25 days of practice education relates to time spent overseeing a student’s learning in the workplace. The practice educator does not need to be present with the student at all times. Where appropriate, students can work independently with clients, following planning with their practice educator and with opportunity to debrief afterwards.
All areas of speech and language therapy practice are suitable for student practice-based learning, and should offer practice placements to all years of students. There are no SLT roles that are considered too specialist, or too confidential, to support student learning.
Practice educator training is required before educators take responsibility for a student’s practice-based learning.
Initial training as new practice educators
NQP SLTs should usually have completed their NQP competencies, before they take a lead as a practice educator. But are encouraged to support student learning via observation etc.
Follow up training for all educators should be taken every three years
Effective from Monday 20 June 2022, our visitor policy has changed to allow patients two visitors a day, for up to an hour.
This applies to all wards. Visiting slots can be pre-booked between 10am and 8pm.
This will be reviewed regularly based on the current situation at St Mary's Hospital alongside the latest guidance from UK Government and NHS England.
Those with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19, and a high temperature or who feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, contact NHS 111.
Face masks are no longer required to be worn in most areas of the Trust unless it is your personal preference to do so.
This guidance may change if there is a known or suspected outbreak of COVID, or a new variant emerges.