This dysphagia training course was established in 1990 to address the need identified by the Speech & Language Therapy profession for registered post-qualification dysphagia courses.
The purpose of this course is to enable students to work independently with a dysphagia caseload. It is a practical course that focuses on clinical competence. It is not an academic course and does not qualify for points towards a masters degree.
Some students have informed us that attending this course is a prerequisite to them obtaining employment.
The course content is constantly updated to keep pace with current dysphagia training practice.
Initially administered by the Manchester Metropolitan University from it’s inception in 1990 until 2009, this dysphagia course has been administered by the Tutors independently since 2010.
The course was originally held annually but, due to demand, is now held twice a year, usually in June and November.
People attend this dysphagia training course from all over the UK and also from abroad, particularly from Ireland, and recently from Hong Kong, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Falkland Islands, Greece, Slovenia and Switzerland.
We strive to ensure this dysphagia training is both informative and enjoyable, but don’t just take our word for it. You can read previous students’ comments about the course.
Click on the links on the right under Information For Applicants to find out more about the course.
Click here to apply for a place on the Manchester Post Basic Dysphagia Course.
Each course tends to get over-subscribed. So if you would like to be one of the first to know when new course dates are announced and new application forms are available, just enter your name and email in the form on the right hand side of this page and click “Keep Me Informed”. Then you (or your staff if you are a manager or an administrator) can get to the front of the queue!
Please note that we do not run advanced dysphagia training courses.