At Communicate, we are passionate about providing training that is practical, enjoyable and good value for money. Courses should leave learners feeling motivated and ready to try out their new skills with confidence. We provide the most up to date evidenced based sessions and ensure that our training sessions are accessible to all. Whether you are a parent or carer wanting to learn Makaton, a newly qualified Teacher beginning to understand the impact of speech and language difficulties in your classroom or a SenCo with years of experience, we have a wealth of courses ready to share with you.
Our "Loving Language" courses are designed to make sure all delegates have a secure working knowledge of how to identify and support children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) within their setting.
This set of courses has been created from years of working in education settings, with education staff. They have been carefully put together to support parents and professionals across a range of age groups and are designed to give, what we feel are the essential pieces of SLT theory, some tangible context.
These sessions may be provided as a full day face to face or as three two hour sessions online.
For those professionals looking for something more specialised, our half day sessions offer a more in-depth look at a specific area of speech, language and communication or a topic that is closely linked. These are particularly valuable for people who either have already attended our Loving Language training, or have experience in working within SLCN.
Masterclasses can also form part of bespoke training packages commissioned by an organisation that can be provided on site or virtually. (Please contact our Training Lead, Hannah directly for pricing on bespoke packages).
As part of our micro training courses, Child Centred Training, puts children at the heart of the discussion. Designed to focus on the children that all of us see on a day to day basis in our settings, these two hour sessions use case studies of real children, providing learners with the opportunity to look in more detail at a particular aspect of communication. These are ideal for educational staff and parents who may have a child with a specific speech and language need.
At COMMUNICATE, we are delighted to be able to offer ELKLAN™ and Makaton™ Training from our accredited trainers. These courses are appropriate for people just starting to work within SLCN or would like to have an accredited course on their CV. They do typically take more time commitment than our Loving Language courses, and so are more expensive. Both of these training packages can be offered as face to face sessions or online but provide the same level of accreditation and tutor support.
Schools and educational settings can also choose to buy in our accredited training packages allowing flexibility in timings and location.
COMMUNICATE offer bespoke training packages to a range of professional, parent and educational settings within East Anglia and beyond. Our ever increasing experience in providing training online allows costs for travel to be reduced and our reach of support to go further. This is offered in addition to the more traditional face to face sessions.
Whether you are hoping for support with a specific child, developing your school to become more communication friendly or want to take the opportunity to make SLCN part of one of your PD days, bespoke training packages allow you to get the content and length just right whilst fitting your budget.