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Free introductory half–day training sessions - Improving Oracy and Language Use In The Classroom

This ‘taster’ session will show the benefits of Elklan accredited training for your school or setting and how it can support ALL children’s communication.

Develop understanding of communication and learn techniques to support pupils’ oracy and modify language you use in the classroom.

We recommend that the session is attended by one teacher/SENCO, with a maximum of two TAs or by Early Years Practitioners who are interested in doing further training.

Elklan, established in Cornwall in 1999 by Speech and Language Therapists Liz Elks & Henrietta McLachlan, to train education staff to support children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in schools.

With over 50,000 staff now Elklan trained, join our accredited training programme and make a real difference!

Upcoming accredited Elklan courses in Cornwall

Elklan are pleased to inform you that we have more accredited courses running in 2019. Early Bird discounts are still available so please apply soon to avoid disappointment!

Elklan also offer a Speech and Language Therapy Service for children and young people in schools and early years settings in Cornwall. Receive a FREE accredited training place when you purchase six or more Elklan therapy days. For more details download the Speech and Language Therapy Service Flyer in PDF format here.. Alternatively scroll down to the Elklan Therapy and inclusive Training Packages section on this page.

The following courses are to run in 2019 and are available to book now.

  • Supporting Verbal Pupils with ASD running May - June 2019
  • Speech and Language Support for 3-5s running September - November 2019
  • Speech and Language Support for 5-11s running October - December 2019

Elklan Let's Talk Tutor Training

All Elklan learners who have completed the relevant Elklan level 3 accredited course can become an Elklan Lets talk tutor. Attend this day training course to enable you to teach either Lets talk with under 5s or Lets talk with 5-11s. Both courses give parents and carers knowledge and strategies to help children and young people with SLCN. They powerfully complement the Elklan training undertaken by school and nursery staff.

Elklan Therapy and inclusive Training Packages

Elklan are pleased to offer a Speech and Language Therapy service to schools and nurseries in Cornwall. Many of our therapy packages also include free training places so that we can make the biggest possible difference to children's speech and language skills.

Check back soon here for more training packages