Language for Learning provides training and resources to support all those working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Developed in 2000 by Sue Hayden, specialist teacher and Emma Jordan, specialist speech and language therapist, Language for Learning is a Worcestershire joint health and education non-profit making project.

We provide training to the wider workforce in early years settings and schools, equipping practitioners to support children and young people effectively. Through our training for trainers programme we train speech and language therapists and specialist teachers to deliver Language for Learning training courses in their local area.

Forthcoming Events

Language for Learning offers a programme of training throughout the year in Worcestershire and across our licensed authorities.

Our courses page provides information about all of the courses currently available.

The training programme for 2014/15 includes a range of Language for Learning training courses and some inspirational national speakers.

Our programme of training for 2014-15 is now available for booking. Our Foundation Stage programme includes our popular half day Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication Needs; a two day Foundation Stage Course and the Every Child a Talker programme.

Our school age programme includes a new SEN Code of Practice session, our Survival Courses, Word Aware, TALKABOUT and Language for Thinking. Also included are training workshops available from Talking Matters to help schools and settings with targeted interventions.

Download the Foundation Stage flyer here and the School Age flyer here

Every Child a Talker
We will be recruiting settings for the 2015/16 programme early next year. Find out more on our course page and register your interest today.

Read about the impact of ECaT on staff competency and the numbers of young children at risk of SLCN on our news page.

Book a place today on one of our courses.

What's New?

Check out our new resources for 2014 and visit our shop to place your order today. You will find our full range of books and resources to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

We're very excited to be able to offer this brilliant new pocketbook in our online shop. Written by Emela Milne and Victoria Mason, this is an invaluable guide for school staff supporting children and young people with SLCN. Emela is a speech and language therapist working for our service in Worcestershire.

Check it out here

Latest News

Worcestershire Speech and Language Therapy Service celebrates awards

We were celebrating last week at the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust Staff Awards. The service was shortlisted for no less than four awards, the only Children's Service represented from the Trust. In the limelight was our successful Every Child a Talker programme led by Ros Pow and our Communication Teaching Assistant Scheme.

Ros has led the ECaT programme in Worcestershire since its outset, drastically reducing the number of children at risk of SLCN in early years settings. The ECaT programme includes two days of Language for Learning Foundation Stage training.

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No Pens Day Wednesday 2014

No Pens Day Wednesday was a flagship event of the Hello campaign in 2011 (national year of communication), which encouraged schools to put down their pens and to run a day of speaking and listening activities.

No Pens Day Wednesday 2014 will take place on Wednesday 15th October 2014!

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Brighter Futures Nursery in Malvern wins the Rhyme Rocket competition

There was much excitement in Worcestershire today when the Rhyme Rocket crew landed at Brighter Futures Nursery in Malvern. The nursery won the Get Worcestershire Rhyming competition by entering a brilliant rhyme about pirates eating fish and chips in their underpants!

The Rhyme Rocket Competition was launched in May throughout Worcestershire as part of the Speech and Language Therapy Service’s Get Worcestershire Talking campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of poor communication on outcomes for children.

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