Information for Specialist Teachers: Becoming an Elklan Co-Tutor
Would you like to be a co-trainer of our high quality programmes? Elklan trains Speech and Language Therapists (SaLTs) and advisory teachers to work together to deliver our courses. Elklan courses are externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation. The SaLT takes the lead in running the programme but the teacher is the full partner and works collaboratively at all times. Once trained you can offer, in conjunction with the SaLT, any of our courses. In some circumstances specialist teachers can be full tutors if they hold the relevant postgraduate qualifications and experience, this is especially true on the ASD courses.
To become an Elklan co-tutor you need to attend one of our Total Training Packages 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) you will be given everything you need to teach the accredited course.
The TTPs 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 TTPs:
Attending one of our TTPs* qualifies you as an Elklan Co-Tutor.
* If you attend the AAC STP only 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.
Each TTP will cover all the content of the training programmes AND you will receive information on:
- How Elklan works
- How to deliver a course that is externally quality assured and accredited by an OfQual regulated national Awarding Organisation.
- How to assess learners' work
Upgrading from co-tutor to full tutor
- Some specialist teachers may have the appropriate knowledge and qualifications to be licensed as full Elklan tutors and run the programmes without the need for a SaLT. For suitable qualifications see the co-tutor policy, complete the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On receipt of the co-tutor application Elklan may recognise the qualifications and experience of the advisory teacher but s/he does not have the additional qualifications to the level required. In this instance the co-tutor will be eligible to complete a portfolio of evidence accredited by an externally quality assured and Ofqual regulated national Awarding Organisation at level 4 entitled ‘Quality Assured Tutor in SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs)'. This is a work based module which is completed alongside the running of the first course and allows Elklan to quality assure the training which is being delivered. A charge of £125 is made to cover the marking and accreditation fee.
The following downloads will give more information on the requirements and procedure.
QuAT Portfolio (272KB)
Once you become 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..