Information for Practitioners: e-learning opportunities
Two of our highly successful accredited training packages are now available through blended web based learning. Uniquely both courses have an interactive component of which we are very proud. For one hour a week you attend a lively and informative discussion led by an experienced Elklan tutor enabling you to share outcomes with others so adding value to your training experience. Another hour per week is completed online via interactive web based training.
Participants will receive the same award as if they were completing the course in a more traditional manner. Both courses are accredited at Levels 2 and 3 through Ascentis and learners will receive nine credits at whatever level they chose to study. The Elklan tutor will provide the support learners need to complete a portfolio of evidence.
Find out more about levels, credits and how qualifications compare in UK and Ireland here.
Speech and Language Support for 0-3s
This Ascentis accredited course has been developed from the most current research. It directly supports EYFS outcomes and Ofsted inspections by:
- Enabling practitioners to evidence early identification and support, particularly for the two year review process.
- Supporting planning and differentiation of language focused activities based on developmental stages.
- Supporting and developing practitioner skills in high quality interaction.
- Providing evidence in progress tracking and positive early years outcomes
- Supporting practitioners to work with families directly in developing speech and language skills.
This practical training has excellent feedback and testimonials from practitioners across the UK.
Price: £335* per person - the Pupil premium can be used to fund this training programme as it raises the attainment of pupils and helps to close the gap between them and their peers.
* Prices will increase to £350 from 1st September 2018.
What do learners say?
Upcoming Speech and Language Support for 0-3s elearning courses:
- Wednesdays at 7.00pm from 1st November 2017 - 21st February 2018, with breaks for Christmas and half-term.
Speech and Language Support for 5-11s
This course is used as part of our Communication Friendly Schools training programme which was commissioned by the Communications Trust with funding from the DfE. This course remains our most popular training programme to date with over 10,000 learners accessing it with excellent outcomes.
Participants will receive the same award as if they were completing the course through face to face training. Both courses are accredited at Levels 2 and 3 through Ascentis and learners will receive nine credits at whatever level they chose to study. The Elklan tutor will provide the support learners need to complete a portfolio of evidence.
Price: £335* per person - the Pupil premium can be used to fund this training programme as they it raises the attainment of pupils and helps to close the gap between them and their peers.
* Prices will increase to £350 from 1st September 2018
What do learners say?
Upcoming Speech and Language Support for 5-11s elearning courses:
Tuesdays at 7.30pm from 26th September 2017 - 12th December 2017, with a mid-term break.
--- this course is now fully booked! ---
- Tuesdays at 6.30pm from 3rd October 2017 - 9th January 2018 with mid-term and Christmas breaks
- Thursdays at 7.00pm from 12th October 2017 - 18th January 2018 with mid-term and Christmas breaks
Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication Development
Elklan is delivering the Level 3 Award Supporting Children and Young People’s Speech, Language and Communication Development.
We are delivering this Award in partnership with the Communication Trust on their Platform 3: Study, Learn, Qualify programme. Consisting of two mandatory and one optional unit, successful applicants will achieve 9 credits at Level 3.
The Award must be completed in 4 months. As well as studying online, you will be supported by an Elklan tutor to gain your qualification.
For more information about the training click here (external link).
Price: £450 per person.
Choose which Elklan-provided course is best for you
|Platform 3 Award|
|Price||£375||£320*||£450||A 9 credit Award on RQF|
|No previous qualification required|
|Covers 0-25 years|
|Face to face tutor contact|
|Discussion and sharing with other learners|
|Printed resource book|
|Fully time flexible learning|
|Paper portfolio option|
|Age and disability specific courses|
|Choice of optional units in EAL, positive practice, BESD, parents/carers|
|Progression courses for ASD, Unclear Speech & Hearing Difficulties|
|Specialist Courses for ASD, Complex, SLD, AAC, Vulnerable Young People|
|Progression to cascading parents' and whole setting training|
|Targeted strategies for specific age range|
|Opportunities for local collaborative working|
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*The price will increase to £350 for all courses that start after 1st October 2017.
Platform 3 and Elklan courses are Award at level 3 and on the Regulatory Qualifications Framework. Both are accredited at 9 credits at level 3. Elklan courses can also all be studied at level 2.
Elklan courses give practical strategies to support specific age ranges. Platform 3 is more generic in nature, the learner needs to apply the strategies presented to the age range of client s/he is working with.
Whilst Platform 3 is advertised as being for all children and young people many of the learners and tutors who teach the course feel that its focus is on early years and key stage 1 and that there is less of a focus on strategies to support older children and young people.
Elklan training has been successfully delivered to over 50,000 learners and has been running for nearly 20 years.
Platform 3 tends to requires learners to be self-motivated and organised and able to research around the topics presented to meet the learning objectives. Elklan courses provide learners with a structure in which to operate. All the information to complete the e-portfolio is included in the training session. Previous knowledge is not assumed or expected.
To complete the Platform 3 e-portfolio a reasonable competence with IT is required. There are less IT demands on those completing the Elklan e-learning or e-portfolio.
Platform 3 helps you to prove that you have acquired a certain level of knowledge. This may have been gleaned through CPD courses you may have attended and the e-learning platform. Elklan doesn’t have this flexibility – the training has to be completed and whilst previous knowledge can be used in completing the e-portfolio the course does have to be completed.