There are only a few spaces available for this year's in-person foundation course. Please enquire as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Working Through Audition

Working Through Audition is the foundation part of AVUK's in-depth training package

Course content

This foundation course is designed to equip you with the practical skills needed to accelerate spoken language development through listening in pre-school aged children with hearing loss and their families. 

Topics include:

Working through audition

Moving on from the ling sounds

Going from one to two key words

Checking understanding through listening

Speech acoustics

The parent journey

For more information on this course, click here


The course content will be delivered over six days, one per month, in London. At the end of each training day, delegates are set tasks to incorporate into their everyday practice. Delegates are required to record these sessions so they can be watched and reviewed by the group during the following training day, with the course tutors giving feedback, advice and ideas for further development. At the end of the course delegates are required to submit post-course written and video assignments. Delegates who successfully complete the course will be eligible to undertake our advanced training.

Duration: 6 months

CEUs: 36

Date: The course will run from 3rd October 2019 - 12th March 2020

Live training days will take place on Thursdays every four weeks from 9.30am-4.30pm (exact dates tbc)

Entry requirements

To complete this course you must be a qualified speech and language therapist, teacher of the deaf or audiologist.

Due to the nature of this course, participants must have a pre-school caseload and be working in an auditory-oral setting. They must also have permission to record their therapy sessions and share clips of those sessions with their course tutor and fellow course participants.

Fees and funding

This six month course costs £945

We have funding bursaries available for those who meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a fully qualified speech and language therapist, Teacher of the Deaf or audiologist.
  • You must be practising in the UK and be employed by a local authority or NHS Trust. We occasionally accept applications from professionals working private practice or charities as long as the delegate can demonstrate how they will work to transform service provision in the location they work. 
  • You must be working with pre-school children with hearing loss and have at least three children on your current caseload who you see on a regular basis. 
  • You must demonstrate that you are passionate about developing your auditory practice to improve the listening and spoken language outcomes in the children you work with.
  • You must demonstrate that you fully understand the requirements to complete this course.

For more information about the bursary funding available, please click here

Please also note that course dates may be liable to minor changes.  AVUK reserves the right to delay the start of a course if it is undersubscribed

You will receive email confirmation of your booking. If you do not receive this please email [email protected] 

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