Training for Practitioners

Training for Practitioners

Training for Practitioners

We offer training for those working with children or young people in early years settings, childminders, schools, FE colleges and other specialist provisions.

All our courses are evidence-based and teach strategies listed on the What Works database. Most of our courses are now available as blended e-learning, giving you the best of both worlds: an opportunity to learn key information via our e-learning platform AND weekly one-hour webinars providing support and interaction from an Elklan tutor and other colleagues. Face-to-face training is also available.

When you attend one of our practitioner courses, you will receive everything you need to complete the course successfully:

Training from a licenced Elklan tutor

A resource book from our Language Builders series, packed full of information, strategies and ideas to help you as you develop your children's communication and oral language skills

Access to the Learner's Area of our website, containing a wealth of information to support you on your Elklan journey

The opportunity to complete our bespoke e-Learning Log, enabling you to submit your work online, and have it marked and returned by your Elklan Tutor

Support from your tutor and the Elklan team whilst completing your Elklan training

Courses we offer

All our courses are designed to help you support the communication skills of all children and young people - as well as those with identified speech, language and communication needs.

Some courses are tailored for practitioners working with certain age groups, while others are for those supporting children and young people with specific learning challenges.

Core courses

A wide range of eight- and ten-session courses accredited at Levels 2-3.

Choose an option for more information and to apply online:

Specialist courses

These Level 2-3 accredited courses are ideally suited for those of you who have completed an eight- or ten-session core course and wish to take your learning further.

Choose an option for more information and to apply online:

Elklan Let's Talk Tutor Training

Elklan trains a range of professional staff to deliver our Let's Talk courses, which are specifically designed for parents and carers.

If you are an SaLT assistant, Early Years practitioner, Teaching Assistant, teacher, or in fact any professional supporting parents, you can become an Elklan Let's Talk Tutor.

You will receive:

Training from a highly specialist and experienced Elklan tutor

Support to assess and mark learners' work

Access to the Let's Talk Tutors' Area on our website and training on how to manage and run Elklan accredited training programmes

Ongoing support from the Elklan team, before, during and after you deliver Elklan training

How to become an Elklan Let's Talk Tutor

  • 1

    Choose the Let's Talk course you wish to deliver

  • 2

    Complete the corresponding accredited Elklan core course for practitioners at Level 3
    (e.g. complete Speech and Language Support for 5-11s to deliver Let's Talk with 5-11s)

  • 3

    Apply for the Let's Talk Training Pack (LTTP) for the course you wish to deliver

Choose an option for full details and to apply now:

Got a question?

We'd welcome an opportunity to talk with you about how you can become an Elklan Let's Talk Tutor.

These information sessions, held by webinar, are for Elklan learners on relevant courses who have or are currently completing accreditation at level 3.

Communication Friendly Home-Based Settings (CFHBS) NEW

An opportunity for childminders and foster carers.

Education Endowment Foundation
As part of the Department of Education’s Early Years Recovery Programme, certain Stronger Practice Hubs (SPHs) and the EEF are working together to fund childminders' access to Elklan’s Communication Friendly Home-Based Settings programme.


In addition to our courses above, we offer the following Makaton workshops and sessions for those who are interested in finding out about this unique Language Programme, or who have frequent contact with Makaton users: