Choose which Elklan-provided course is best for you
|Elklan training||Elklan E-Learning||Platform 3 Award|
|A 9 credit Award||r|
|No previous qualification required|
|Covers 0-25 years|
|Face to face tutor contact|
|Discussion and sharing with other learners|
|Printed resource book|
|Fully time flexible learning|
|Paper portfolio option|
|Age and disability specific courses|
|Choice of optional units in EAL, positive practice, BESD, parents/carers|
|Progression courses for ASD, Unclear Speech & Hearing Difficulties|
|Specialist Courses for ASD, Complex, SLD, AAC, Vulnerable Young People|
|Progression to cascading parents' and whole setting training|
|Targeted strategies for specific age range|
|Opportunities for local collaborative working|
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|† The fee will increase to £390 for courses which start after 1st January 2019|
Platform 3 and Elklan Speech and Language Training Courses for education staff and carers
Platform 3 and Elklan courses are Award at level 3. Both are accredited at 9 credits at level 3. Elklan courses can also all be studied at level 2.
Elklan courses give practical strategies to support specific age ranges. Platform 3 is more generic in nature, the learner needs to apply the strategies presented to the age range of client s/he is working with.
Whilst Platform 3 is advertised as being for all children and young people many of the learners and tutors who teach the course feel that its focus is on early years and key stage 1 and that there is less of a focus on strategies to support older children and young people.
Elklan training has been successfully delivered to over 50,000 learners and has been running for nearly 20 years.
Platform 3 tends to requires learners to be self-motivated and organised and able to research around the topics presented to meet the learning objectives. Elklan courses provide learners with a structure in which to operate. All the information to complete the e-portfolio is included in the training session. Previous knowledge is not assumed or expected.
To complete the Platform 3 e-portfolio a reasonable competence with IT is required. There are less IT demands on those completing the Elklan e-learning or e-portfolio.
Platform 3 helps you to prove that you have acquired a certain level of knowledge. This may have been gleaned through CPD courses you may have attended and the e-learning platform. Elklan doesn’t have this flexibility – the training has to be completed and whilst previous knowledge can be used in completing the e-portfolio the course does have to be completed.