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ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 3 to 5's (BEY) event
Start date Thursday 3 October 2019 Add to Outlook Calendar
Times 18:00 - 21:00 
Arrival Time 17:45 
Closing date Thursday 19 September 2019
Early Years Centre for Professional Development, East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PU
Venue notes A Hearing Loop is installed at this venue

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, water, and biscuits are available on this course but meals are not provided. There is no parking on site during school hours. 
Event Leader Monika Pardo 
Event Contributor
Josie Dyer 
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Event Description Elklan is a highly successful accredited course particularly aimed at practitioners who support 3 - 5 year olds. It will be especially beneficial for practitioners working with children with delayed speech and language development. However, the course is designed to support the speech and language development of all children within the setting.

The course provides a Level 2 or Level 3 Accreditation through The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) awarded on submission of your portfolio. 9 credits will be awarded at either Level 2 or 3 (depending on the standard of the work in your portfolio) and will REQUIRE 90 HOURS study across the seven weeks of the course. NB: Whether you do level 2 or level 3, you will gain 9 credits maximum, but you must COMMIT to do 90 HOURS of work.

All work is marked externally by ELKLAN and submitted using ELKLAN's online portal. Accreditation is dependent on an ELKLAN's criteria of: 80% attendance level (where session 1 is mandatory), and successful completion of ALL assignments.

Licensed Tutor: Monika Pardo

Licensed Co-Tutor: Josie Dyer

• 3 hours attending the taught session with your tutors
• 2 hours planning and implementing activities and tasks with children to complete your portfolio assignments
• 1-2 hours writing up your portfolio answers
• 3 hours talking about the course with a colleague, thinking, observing the communication skills of children with and without difficulties, background reading and reflecting on that which you have learnt.

Learners are required to produce written assignments based on the work carried out with the children in their setting. Assignments are submitted weekly using the Elklan online student portal. Each session provides targets the practitioner will be able to achieve by the end of the course. Following successful completion of the course, the trainers will be offering one fully funded supportive monitoring visit per learner to assess the impact of the learning and offer additional support to embed practice.

Entry Requirements/Course Suitability: The course is suitable for childminders and early years practitioners who have a minimum of a level 2 early years qualification. It is also suitable for children's centre Early Years Practitioners and for school Reception Class teachers or Teaching Assistants.

The Level 2 Elklan accreditation is achievable for most learners. To gain the Level 3 Elklan accreditation learners will need to be capable of more in-depth study and it requires practitioners to plan, implement, describe, and carefully justify and evaluate.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY: you must read all of the attached documents before requesting your place. By proceeding with the booking, you agree to abide by our terms and conditions. All cancellations MUST be made using CPD online and MUST be received ten working days prior to the event. Please ensure that the reason for the cancellation is clearly stated. No other forms of cancellation are accepted.
Event Outcomes External ELKLAN certificate 
Course Cost £ 375 Part subsidised - full cost £375
Event Charges Notes Cost: £280 (includes: accreditation fee £55, external marking £50 and course book £22) This is a subsidised cost for BCP practitioners. Elklan courses usually cost £375 per place. 
Maximum places 24 
Minimum places 12 
Programme Area Early Years and Childcare 
Event Notes There are no limits to the number of places each setting can access on this course. 
No of sessions There are 9 sessions between Thursday 3 October 2019 and Thursday 12 December 2019