Education and training within the Speech and Language Therapy department

The Speech and Language Therapy department at Great Ormond Street Hospital is actively involved in several areas of education and training.

Speech and language therapists (SLTs) contribute towards core training for students on undergraduate and postgraduate SLT training programmes, and provide specialist courses for advanced SLTs. The department also offers teaching to other disciplines, such as nurses and doctors.

International work

The department has long-established links with Sri Lanka since the inception of the Sri Lankan Cleft Lip and Palate project in 1985.

It has helped to develop the first Sri Lanka Speech and Language Therapy training course. Now, over sixty speech and language therapists are qualified.


Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy in a Specialist Children’s Hospital on Wednesday 9 October 2024, 9am – 1.40pm

The Introduction to Speech and Language Therapy in a Specialist Children's Hospital is a virtual course that will be held on Wednesday 9 October 2024.

This course is aimed at those wishing to learn more about the profession of Speech and Language Therapy. We look forward to welcoming SLT Assistants, those interested in a career change, school leavers or those simply wishing to learn more about the field.

Limited places available.

Work experience

Unfortunately, we are not accepting work experience placements at present, but please keep checking our work experience section for updates.