Speech and Language Support for 0-3s

Speech and Language Support for 0-3s

Speech and Language Support for 0-3s

A practical training course for those of you working with children aged 0-3.

About the course

This highly successful externally accredited evidence-based course will equip you to develop the key communication skills in children proved to ensure later success in school. This is the only accredited training in speech, language and communication that is aimed specifically at preventing speech and language needs developing in babies and young children. We believe prevention is better than cure! All the EY curriculums in the UK recognise communication and language as a prime area for learning and development. This course was externally evaluated by Sheffield University as part of the Talking Matters project, which demonstrated that children made statistically significant progress through training alone.

This practical training course will provide you with:

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

What is communication?
Adult-child interaction and non-verbal communication
Play for language
Listening, attention and understanding spoken language
The word journey - developing vocabulary
Asking questions and the blank language scheme
The language journey. Developing expressive language skills.
Sharing books, using rhymes and exploring the link to early literacy
Working with parents and carers to support communication development
Bringing 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 0-3s


Online Training

e-learning sessions

Targeted strategies for specific age range

Language Builders for 0-3s


Anytime access to the e-learning sessions Catch-up sessions available for purchase
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


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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.

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Further training opportunities

Let's Talk courses for parents and carers

If you achieve a level 3 qualification in Speech and Language Support for 0-3s, you can train to deliver Let's Talk with Under 5s to parents and carers of children with speech and language needs in your setting. 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)

Speech and Language Support for 0-3s is an essential first step for your setting to achieve Communication Friendly Setting status. You will need to complete the level 3 qualification first before enbarking on the level 4 learning log.

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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