Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs

Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs

Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs

A practical training course for those of you working with children and young people in special school provisions with severe and complex learning needs.

About the course

A practical training course for those of you working with children and young people in special school provisions with severe and complex learning needs. You will receive innovative tools to develop and encourage pupils' interaction and communication.

If you are working with pupils at the pre-intentional and intentional stages of communication who are beginning to develop the skills required for purposeful communication, then this course is for you!

This training will provide you with:

You'll be taught a wide range of topics through eight sessions. These are fun and interactive and cover:

What is involved in communication?
Creating Communication Friendly environments
Pre-intentional communication
Anticipating the event
Intentional communication
The link between exploratory learning/play and language
Total communication
First messages and linking it all together
Face-to-Face Training
Face-to-Face Training

Delivered by local tutors under licence, responding to local demand. Prices vary and courses may be advertised locally as well as on this website. Most of these courses are run weekly, each session lasting two hours. Additionally, Elklan regularly delivers three-day intensive courses in London.

Online Training
Online Training

Our accredited online training is delivered through blended learning using our e-learning course and weekly live webinars. You'll be guided through the discussions by an experienced Elklan Tutor, and can choose to study at level 2 or 3.

Online Non-Accredited Training
Online Non-Accredited Training

Our e-learning sessions are available if you don't wish to complete the learning log or gain accreditation. You'll enjoy 12 weeks' access, with the option to upgrade later to the accredited e-learning course at a reduced price.

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e-learning sessions for Complex Needs

Face-to-Face

Online Training

e-learning sessions

Targeted strategies for specific age range


Communication Builders for Complex Needs
Paperback

e-book

e-book
Anytime access to the e-learning sessions
Ten weeks

Twelve weeks
Teaching from an Elklan Tutor
Discuss and share with other learners

External accreditation with a 9 credit Award on successful completion

Learning log to complete online

£395 (£405 from 2022) plus VAT
May vary where run locally

£350 - £360 plus VAT

£250

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How do I book on a course?

First, consider if you want to achieve a qualification. If yes, apply for either the accredited online training or a course delivered face-to-face. If the accreditation isn't important to you now, then access the online e-learning sessions only - you can always upgrade later.

Places on our face-to-face and accredited online training courses fill quickly, so we recommend you apply as soon as you are able.

Face-to-Face Training
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Further training opportunities

Let's Talk courses for parents and carers

If you achieve a level 3 qualification in Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs, you can train to deliver Let's Talk with Special Children to parents and carers of children with speech and language needs in your school. Following a one-day course, you'll be qualified as a Let's Talk Tutor, able to cascade the Let's Talk course under licence.

Communication Friendly Settings (CFSe)

Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs is an essential first step for your school to achieve Communication Friendly Setting status. If you are a TA, you need to complete the level 3 qualification; if you are a teacher, then you can access the non-accredited e-learning sessions, which will prepare you to complete a level 4 learning log at the next stage.

Specialist Courses

These courses are ideally suited for you if you have completed an eight- or ten-session core course and wish to take their learning further.

Supporting Verbal Pupils with ASD
Supporting Children with Unclear Speech
Supporting Children and Adults using AAC

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