Aptitude Test in Hearing Aid Dispensing

The Hearing Aid Aptitude Test module has been designed to meet the needs of Audiologists who wish to become eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered hearing aid dispenser (RHAD). The course may be suitable for audiologists working in the National Health Service (NHS) or students graduating from audiology degree courses which do not have HCPC approval. The course consists of an online module, followed by an exam which takes place at Queen Margaret University.

The aim of the module is to:

  • Provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to equip them for a career in hearing aid audiology;
  • Develop key transferable skills in general use in employment so that students become competent in both autonomous practice and in team-work and
  • Develop motivation and ability to engage in continuing professional development and life-long learning.


Please note: although a start date is specified in the Course Overview box opposite, this may not represent the actual start date. For confirmation of start date, please contact the staff member named on the Key Details tab on this page.

Professional registration

On successful completion, this course will offer currently qualified Audiologists the eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council for registration as Hearing Aid Dispensers.

Key details

Start Date: October, May

Duration: Typically around 8 weeks (6 weeks online, 2 weeks catch up time and then an exam)

Delivery/ location: The module is delivered online with a final exam at QMU.

Fees: £350 (including exam fee)

For further information, including application process, please contact: Lizanne Steenkamp at AudiologyAdmissions@qmu.ac.uk or  on +44 (0)131 474 0000.

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