Build your confidence and customer management skills in Hearing Care with our engaging University Certificate course.
The course is delivered over two semesters and takes nine months to complete. It is delivered by specialist tutors under the guidance of the Department of Vision and Hearing Sciences through our Virtual learning environment.
Your course will be based around your work and so some of your learning will take place during your normal work duties. Participation in online activities is highly recommended and encouraged in order that you benefit from enhanced peer learning.
There will also be the need to attend block residentials and commit private time for studying. It is estimated that on average you will need to spend the equivalent of approximately five self-directed hours on your studies.
You will be assessed on a module-by-module basis in the form of multiple-choice examinations, together with a portfolio based continuous assessment of practical competencies.
The final assessment for the practical skills required to complete the module “Practical procedures for the Hearing Care Assistant” will involve an exam and a practical assessment which will take place on our Cambridge campus. This will require an overnight stay.
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The course is approved by the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists and enables direct access to the Foundation Degree, which leads to registration as a Hearing Aid Dispenser with the HCPC.
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.
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