Training for SaLTs and Specialist Teachers: Elklan Total Training Package for 0-3s
Recent research states that early language skills are 'key to later success'.
"Gareth Jenkins, from Save the Children, says the research demonstrates for the first time the most crucial determinant of success in SATS tests is how well children can communicate when they start school. The poorest children are more likely to start school without simple skills, such as being able to tell a short story, express feelings and communicate easily with a wide range of adults"
Research completed by academics at the Institute of Education who analysed the progress of 5,000 children using data from the Millennium Cohort Study and the National Pupil Database in England. and reported by the BBC Feb 17th 2016. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35476433
Elklan's evidence based Speech and Language Support for 0-3s is our highly successful externally accredited training course which equips staff to develop these 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 those working with babies and very young children.
Developed to support the revised EYFS framework this course links research on early language development with best practice to give practitioners up to date theoretical knowledge and practical tools to promote communication. Although designed to support the 2 year review and Development Matters statement in England the strategies underpin all curricula wherever taught.
This course has been written so that Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs) and teaching advisors can teach it in their locality under license.
Elklan is responding imaginatively at this time, ensuring we can continue to offer training for colleagues to become Elklan tutors. We are sure that our webinar-based Training Package will enable you to be confident in your delivery of this Elklan course in your locality. Train now and be prepared and ready to deliver this exciting course when lockdown ends.
How does it work?
Elklan has made the course Speech and Language Support for 0-3s available via e-learning. You will be given access to these sessions to work through in your own time. You will also attend 3 x 2.5 hour webinars on consecutive afternoons. We suggest that the mornings are used to view the e-learning and prepare for the afternoon sessions.
The webinars will cover:
- Questions concerning the content of the relevant e-learning sessions
- Preparing you as an assessor by practicing the marking of sample submissions
- Understanding the accreditation procedure
- Course administration
- Exploring the Elklan website
You will be sent the training manual and Language Builders book in advance of the webinars.
By the end of the training, you will be equipped and ready to run Elklan training in your locality.
How can I be trained to deliver this course?
Attend this Total Training Package (TTP) course. If it is being run over one day then you will need to attend our Total Training Package (TTP) for 3-5s prior to attending. If it is being run over two days then no additional training is required prior to attending. TTPs are held in London, Salford and Ireland every year and you will receive the training from Liz or Henrietta.
What do SaLT trainees say about our TTPs?
No more training required to teach the other programmes!
Once you are an Elklan tutor you can deliver the full range of courses for learners. You don't need to attend another Total Training Package. As an Elklan tutor you can purchase the additional teaching notes and materials at relatively low cost. This means that you will be offer all the Elklan courses within your locality.
As an Elklan tutor, you enter into a large network of others who are all seeking to fulfil the same aims as you in meeting the needs of children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). You will receive ongoing support and advice from Elklan who will answer your queries about delivering courses.
Training with others
Elklan supports collaborative practice and is keen to promote SaLTs and specialist teachers training together. However we are aware that this is not always possible so many SaLTs train on their own and we are currently enabling specialist teachers who meet certain criteria to train in isolation. The following downloads will give more information on the requirements and procedure.
What does the course teach?
This Total Training Package equips Speech and Language Therapists to provide practical, accredited training to staff working with 0-3s.
Date: Friday 13th November 2020.
Venue: RCSLT, 2 White Hart Yard, Southwark, London SE1 1NX.
- £250.00 plus VAT, for Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists or Specialist Teachers, to include book, training manual and PowerPoint.
- £250.00 plus VAT, for Elklan Tutors and Co-Tutors who want to refresh or teach a different course to the one they trained on initially. To include book, training manual and PowerPoint, terms apply.
Please note: This course is available to Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists or Specialist Teachers only who have either:
- previously successfully completed an Elklan TTP and wish to extend and update their learning; or
- those who have not previously completed an Elklan TTP and are taking the TTP for 3-5s on 11th – 12th November 2020.
Please note: If an application is submitted less than 5 working days before the course start date the applicant will have to provide their own lunch.
All applications are subject to availability and eligibility; your application will not be final until your place is confirmed by Elklan Training.
IMPORTANT - Terms and Conditions:
Elklan Tutor and Co-Tutor Licences are subject to the terms and conditions of our Licensing Agreement which all tutors must accept. You will be asked to sign a copy on completion of your TTP. You can download the licensing terms and conditions here.
Information for Managers can be found here. Please ensure you pass this on to your manager along with a copy of the license agreement where appropriate.
Cancellation policy for face to face Total Training Package:
All cancellations must be made by email.
- Cancellation with more than 60 days notice - 100% refund
- Cancellation with more than 4 weeks notice - 50% refund
- Cancellation with less than 4 weeks notice - no refund full fee applies
Payment must be received prior to the course start date or a valid PO number provided for invoicing.
You may transfer your place on a Total Training Package to an alternative participant prior to the start date at no extra cost but please inform us of the change.
Failure to attend a course will not entitle you to a refund or transfer and neither will you be able to transfer your place to others.
Elklan reserves the right to cancel a Total Training Package at any time without liability. Should this occur, delegates will be given as much notice as possible and will be offered an alternative date, a different Total Training Package, or a refund of the Total Training Package fee. Elklan will not be responsible for reimbursing travel or accommodation.
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This course is for those who have previously successfully completed an Elklan TTP.
If you have not previously attended a TTP, please click below to book a place on TTP for 3-5s on 11th – 12th November 2020, where there is the option to book a place on TTP for 0-3s too.
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