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ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 3 - 5's (BEY) (Cancelled 17/1/2019) www.bournemouthcpd.co.uk event
Start date Monday 28 January 2019 Add to Outlook Calendar
Times 09:30 - 16:30 
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Closing date Monday 14 January 2019
Early Years Centre for Professional Development, East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PU
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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 
Admin Contact Childcare Jobs (childcare.jobs@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Event Description Elklan is highly successful accredited course (with 10 modules delivered over 4 monthly sessions) particularly aimed at practitioners who support 3 - 5 year olds. However, the course is designed to support the speech and language development of all children within the setting. It will be especially beneficial for practitioners working with children with delayed speech and language development.

The course provides a Level 2 or Level 3 Accreditation through Open College Network South West Region (awarded on submission of your portfolio).

9 credits will be awarded for 90 HOURS study for the duration of the course.

All work is marked externally by ELKLAN and submitted using ELKLAN's online portal.

Accreditation is dependent on an ELKLAN's criteria of: attendance and successful completion of ALL assignments.

Licensed Tutor: Monika Pardo Licensed Co-Tutor: Josie Dyer

Every month you need to expect to spend:
· 6 hours attending sessions
· 5 hours planning and implementing activities
· 2-3 hours writing up your portfolio answers
· 3-4 hours talking with colleagues and observing children

Learners are required to produce written assignments based on the work carried out with the children in their setting. Assignments are submitted accordingly 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.

There are no limits to the number of places each setting can access on this course.

Cost: £280 (includes: accreditation fee £55, external marking £50 and course book £22)

This is a subsidised cost for Bournemouth practitioners. Elklan courses usually cost £375 per place.

Additional Support: If you have any specific learning or physical needs, or require additional support to enable you to engage with this programme, please describe your need and how we can assist you in the special requirements box when you book. With sufficient advance notice, learning materials can be tailored to suit particular needs and support can be given in test conditions.

A Hearing Loop is installed at this venue

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 What is communication?
· Identify the processes involved in communication.
· Demonstrate the wide range of communication difficulties.
Communication friendly settings, adult-child interaction and working with families
· Consider what a Communication Friendly Setting is and how to achieve it.
· Understand the effect of adult-child interaction on the development of communication skills.
· Reflect on how to engage families to support their child's communication skills.
Play and social communication
· Explore the link between play and language development.
· Know how to develop play to support language and communication.
· Identify skills required for successful social communication and share ideas as to how to promote these.
Listening, looking and understanding spoken language
· Understand the development of listening and attention and how to support this.
· Explore the importance of non-verbal communication behaviours.
· Reflect on the use of visual information to help children learn and understand.
Promoting the development of vocabulary
· Explore how children learn words and the typical pattern of vocabulary development.
· Discuss strategies to help children develop a rich and varied vocabulary.
The BLANK Language scheme (or Language for Thinking)
· Discuss supporting verbal reasoning skills, including why & how questions, inferencing, sequencing, predicting.
· Practise modifying the adult's language accordingly.
Modifying adults' speech to help a child understand language
· Practise modifying the adult's language through an understanding of information carrying words.
· Consider how to use information carrying words to develop all aspects of communication.
Encouraging expressive language and narrative skills
· Develop strategies to encourage the use of sentences and expressive language.
· Discuss how to support children learning additional languages.
· Share ideas to develop narrative skills.

Supporting children with unclear speech and developing phonological awareness skills
· Know the development of speech sounds.
· Discuss strategies to support children with unclear speech.
· Consider the link between speech, reading and writing.
· Review phonological awareness and the four main components.
Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course
· Explore the appropriate management of children who stammer.
· Revise any issues from the course as requested by the course participants.
· Present evidence of applying knowledge gained across the course during everyday activities
Course Cost £ 375 Part subsidised - full cost £375
Event Charges Notes  
Maximum places 20 
Minimum places 12 
Programme Area Early Years and Childcare 
Event Notes  
No of sessions There are 4 sessions between Monday 28 January 2019 and Monday 29 April 2019