Courses

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 enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk.

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

WORCESTERSHIRE
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

Worcestershire

Co-ordinator: Emma Jordan
Contact: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Forthcoming Courses:

NEW AND UPDATED: TA Survival Course

12th June 2018: 9.15am - 12.15pm

Worcestershire Young Farmers Club, Shires Farm, Worcester

This half day training course provides:
• Links to the new SEND Code of Practice.
• Reference to the new recommendations for effective use of Teaching Assistants.
• The Language for Learning ‘Model of Speech, Language and Communication’.
• Tools to help you recognise pupils with (SLCN).
• Key practical strategies to support pupils at a universal level across the curriculum.
• Knowledge of the collaborative team and understanding of the need for collaborative working practices for pupils with SLCN.
• Competencies at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

All participants will receive a TA Survival Kit packed and ready to go to enable you to put what you have learned today into practice immediately.

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Download a flyer and application form

£ 75.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 5th June 2018

Shape Coding by Dr Susan Ebbels

9th October 2018: 9.15am - 3.30pm

Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn

With Dr Susan Ebbels

NEW to Worcestershire....

This course is suitable for those with limited or no knowledge of Shape Coding and is aimed
at Speech and Language Therapists and teachers, although others are welcome to attend.
The course teaches attendees the basics of Shape Coding and how to use it with children
with language difficulties. It includes videos of SLTs using the system with a variety of
children, practical sessions to improve understanding of the system and group activities on
how to introduce it to children in the classroom or in small groups.

During the day, you will learn:

• The underlying hypotheses of Shape Coding and other visual coding systems
• How Shape Coding differs from other visual coding systems
• The basic colours of Shape Coding (for parts of speech)
• The shapes of Shape Coding (for phrases)
• The arrow system of Shape Coding (for verb morphology such as tenses)
• The evidence base for Shape Coding and which children benefit

Download a flyer and application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

£ 135.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 25th September 2018

NEW AND UPDATED: Memory and Language

31st October 2018: 9.15am - 12.00pm

Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn

This half day training course is designed for education staff working in both primary and secondary schools. It includes:

• Knowledge and understanding of different types of memory, including short term processing and long term memories
• An exploration of the link between working auditory memory skills and the ability to follow instructions and understand language used
in the classroom
• An understanding of the link between memory, language and different aspects of the curriculum, including the barriers in learning new
vocabulary
• A range of practical strategies to support pupils across the curriculum
• Resources to help you explore and identify strategies to support working memory
• Competences at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Download a flyer and application form

£ 65.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 24th October 2018

NEW: Speech and Language Therapists working in Mainstream Schools (A day course)

13th November 2018: 9.15am - 3.30pm

Worcestershire Young Farmers Club, Shires Farm, Worcester

With Emma Jordan

This is essential training for newly qualified therapists or therapists new to working in mainstream schools.

This day course includes:

• A comprehensive guide for therapists working in mainstream schools
• The Language for Learning 'Model of Speech, Language and Communication'
• An extensive range of tools to support therapists in identifying and supporting school age children with SLCN
• Links to the national curriculum and new SEN Code of Practice
• Competencies at an enhanced and specialist level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

Every therapist will receive a resources kit including our new book available in 2016,Identification, Assessment and Intervention and a demonstration pack of universal strategies to support mainstream school practice.

Download an flyer and application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

£ 140.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 6th November 2018

NEW AND UPDATED: SENCO Survival Course

20th November 2018: 9.15am - 12.15pm

Worcester Young Farmer's Club, Shires Farm, Hawford, Worcester

This newly updated and revised half day training course provides:
• Links to the new SEND Code of Practice
• The Language for Learning ‘Model of Speech, Language and Communication’.
• Tools to help you recognise pupils with (SLCN).
• Audit tools to support development at a whole school level.
• Key practical strategies to support pupils at a universal level across the curriculum.
• Competences at a universal and enhanced level of the Speech, Language and Communication Framework

All participants will receive a SENCO Survival Kit packed and ready to go to enable you to put what you have learned today into practice immediately.

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Download a flyer and application form

£ 75.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 13th November 2018