If you are already employed in the audiology field and want to gain a recognised qualification to register and practise in this area, this course is for you. Learn how to run a safe and successful practice and make a difference to people’s lives. On graduation you can apply to the Health & Care Professions Council for registration as a hearing aid dispenser.
Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work as a hearing aid audiologist. All our modules are tailored to audiology, so you'll develop your understanding of the physical and psychological basis of hearing and disorders of hearing, and examine their impact on people's life opportunities. You'll also develop an awareness of professional, legal and ethical issues in relation to practice, and learn the principles of managing a safe and successful business.
We understand that as a working professional, you can't always follow a traditional academic year. That's why you'll do most of your studying by distance learning, and take part in seminars, lectures and practical laboratory workshops during four residential placements at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge.
And because you're learning while you work, you'll be able to apply everything you learn to your own job, meaning you'll get the most out of your new skills immediately - and continue to use them throughout your career.
The lectures are led in a very interesting way by friendly and approachable lecturers
With our qualification you'll 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 BSc (Hons) Hearing Sciences degree.
We’ll assess you throughout the course so that you can track your progress. Assessment methods include work-based assignments, presentations, class discussions and tutorials. As you’d expect, we’ll pay particular attention to feedback from your employer and placement supervisor. We’ll also ask you to develop action plans and to reflect on your own progress. Practical examinations will be undertaken by the end of each semester. The outcome of these will inform your supervisor of the tasks you may perform in practice under indirect supervision.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Distance learning undergraduate (1 year, 2 years)
Distance learning, part-time undergraduate (3 years)
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