Information for SaLTs: Becoming an Elklan Tutor

Would you like to be a trainer of our high quality training programmes? Join our ever expanding team of over 1,000 trained SaLTs and Teaching Advisors and start delivering OCN London courses to the wider workforce in your local area.

To become an Elklan tutor you need to attend one of our Total Training Package courses which are held in London, Salford, and Ireland every year. Courses may also be run in Australia and Northern Ireland if the demand is sufficient.

When you attend an Elklan Total Training Package (TTP) course you will be given everything you need to teach the accredited course except for the DVD clips (for reasons of consent).

Each TTP course will cover all the content of the training programmes AND you will receive information on:

  • How to run an accredited programme
  • Being a tutor on an OCN London accredited programme
  • How to assess learners work
  • How Elklan works
TTPs available:

The TTP courses cover the content of each of the training sessions as outlined in our course section of the site. You can attend one of the following TTP courses:

Attending one of our TTP* courses qualifies you as an Elklan tutor. For those wishing to train to teach the other courses please contact us for more information and to register interest.

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 course. 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.

* This applies to all courses EXCEPT STP - Supporting Children and Adults using AAC. If you attend the STP - Supporting Children and Adults using AAC only (i.e. you are not already an Elklan Tutor and have not attended one of the more general TTPs) you are only licenced to deliver the AAC course. If you want to deliver other Elklan courses, please attend any one of the other TTP training opportunities.

On-going support

As an Elklan tutor, you enter into a large network of others who are all seeking to fulfill 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 Liz and Henrietta and you will be invited to attend annual meetings held in Salford, London and Northern Ireland which are offered free of charge.

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.


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