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Elklan training Elklan E-Learning Platform 3 Award
Price £395 plus VAT £350 plus VAT £450
A 9 credit Award
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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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.

The OCN Qualification Guide for this course is available to download here.