All of our licensed authorities offer their own programme of Language for Learning courses. Read more about the training courses Language for Learning offers on our training page. Details of training courses currently available can be found below.

For more information contact your local Language for Learning training co-ordinator or Emma Jordan at

If you would like Language for Learning to come to your area to deliver training, then please contact us.

In Worcestershire we run a programme of training throughout the academic year in addition to offering training at a whole setting or whole school level. This programme includes a mix of half day introductory training courses through to six session module courses from foundation stage through to secondary level. You will find current courses available below.

Show Me DVD
We have a free copy of our Show Me DVD for all Worcestershire schools and early years settings. Collect yours on Language for Learning training courses, Worcestershire SLCN Pathway training and through the Every Child a Talker programme


Co-ordinator: Emma Jordan

Forthcoming Courses:

Key Stage 1 and 2 Intensive 3 Day Course

7th June, 21st June & 5th July 2019: 9.15am - 3.30pm

Worcestershire Young Farmers Club, Shires Farm, Worcester

This three day course is designed for anyone working in mainstream settings who need to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting children’s speech, language and communication skills.

The course includes:
• The Language for Learning ‘Model of Speech, Language and Communication’
• A whole school and whole class approach to supporting speech, language and communication skills
• Audit tools to help you develop support at a universal level
• Typical language development and identification tools to help you recognise children with SLCN
• Exploration of specific language and communication skills-including processing information/instructions, vocabulary development, memory and social communication skills
• An extensive range of practical strategies to support children in their development
• Competences at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

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£ 165.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 30th May 2019

Selective Mutism by Maggie Johnson

26th June 2019: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn

With Maggie Johnson

Language for Learning welcomes Maggie Johnson, a speech and language therapist who has a wide experience in working with reluctant speakers and is co-author of ‘The Selective Mutism Resource Manual’.

When children do not speak to certain people it is often interpreted as shyness, refusal, rudeness or attention-seeking. However, when the lack of speech has persisted over several weeks and only occurs in certain situations, the child is likely to be experiencing a condition known as selective mutism. This anxiety disorder can become increasingly entrenched and difficult to overcome if mishandled or ignored. Prevention in the early years can save years of distress for children, families and staff but it is never too late to make a difference and help children find their voice.

Maggie discusses how staff and parents can recognise the difference between shyness and selective mutism and work together to help children speak freely.

Cost of the course includes the Selective Mutism Resource Manual 2nd edition!

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Closing Date: 12th June 2019

An Introduction to SLCN for Early Years Practitioners

8th July 2019: 9.15am - 12.15pm

Worcestershire Young Farmers Club, Hawford, Worcester

This introductory session is designed for all those working in early years settings.

The course includes:
• The Language for Learning ‘Model of Speech, Language and Communication’.
• Typical language development
• Tools to help you recognise young children with SLCN.
• Key strategies to support young children in their development
• Competencies at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework


Download a flyer and application form

£ 40.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 1st July 2019