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Training for communication language and literacy

Training courses to help you support children with their communication, language and literacy development.

Speech and language Support for 3 to 5s

This Elklan Course is a highly successful accredited course particularly aimed at practitioners who support three to five year olds. It will be especially beneficial for practitioners working with children with delayed speech and language development. However, the course is designed to support the speech and language development of all children within the setting.

As part of the Let's Make Communication Count project, once the criteria for using the WellComm Toolkit is met, there is funding available for practitioners to complete this Accredited Level 3 course.

Elklan Communication Friendly Settings

Elklan Communication Friendly Setting (CFSe) accreditation is awarded to early years settings that have trained and supported all their staff in communication and language development.

They will also have shown evidence of embedding this knowledge in targeted interventions and through the implementation of a setting communication policy. Accreditation can be achieved in one year and is renewed after three years. It is the most cost effective strategy available for capacity building in communication within settings.

As part of the Let's Make Communication Count project, once the criteria for using the WellComm Toolkit is met, and there is at least one member of staff in ten has successfully achieved Elklan Speech and Language support for 0-3s or 3-5s at Level 3, there is funding available to help providers achieve CFSe accreditation award, depending on how much funding the provider has previously received, as part of the project.

See the Elklan website for more information about the courses and contact your Early Years and Childcare Adviser if you want to discuss your funding route into being eligible for the courses.

Speech and Language UK Educator Hub

Speech and Language UK design innovative tools and training for early years practitioners and teachers to help children facing different challenges with talking and understanding words. See their Education Hub to find out more about their training and programmes.

We particularly recommend all practitioners to at least complete the free CPD Online Short Course.

Skills audit tool - Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

A self assessment tool relating to perceptions of current level of skills and understanding of Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

This form is designed to be used on an ongoing basis to provide a baseline measure, evidence continuous professional development, and to identify progression from learning.

Download the skills audit tool - SLCN self assessment form.

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