BLAST training is now available online for staff new to settings and is no  longer delivered face to face.

Platform 3 – Study, Learn, Qualify – This Level 3 continuing professional development (CPD) Award, enables the children’s workforce to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support all children’s speech, language and communication development and identify those who are struggling.

ICAN Courses – ICAN is a national charity for children with communication needs. ICAN has established an UK online Early Talk programme specifically developed for nurseries and pre-school settings. Its aim is to promote communication-supportive environments for all children and to ensure effective pre-school provision for children with communication needs.

Identify your Training Needs – Online  – Are you a pre-school worker or other member of the children’s workforce? Assess your skills against the speech, language and communication framework (SLCF).  The SLCF contributes to the Children’s Workforce Strategy and relates to the Integrated Qualifications Framework (IQF). Visit Talking Points website for more information.

The Speech and Language Therapy Department provides bespoke training to match this framework.

Communication Commitment  – The Communication Commitment is a simple way to ensure all pupils communicate to the best of their ability by developing a whole-school approach to communication. It provides free resources, guidance and tools to help schools support all pupils’ communication.

Visit the Communication Trust website for more information.

ELKLAN  – Two highly successful accredited training packages are now available through blended web based learning.. For one hour a week you attend a lively and informative discussion led by an experienced Elklan tutor enabling you to share outcomes with others so adding value to your training experience. Another hour per week is completed online via interactive web based training.  Participants will receive the same award as if they were completing the course in a more traditional manner. Both courses are accredited at Levels 2 and 3 through AptEd and learners will receive nine credits at whatever level they chose to study. The Elklan tutor will provide the support learners need to complete a portfolio of evidence.