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: SENCO Survival Course

2nd March 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: 23rd February 2018

Foundation Stage - Adult Child Interaction

28th March 2018: 9.00am - 12.15pm

Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn

A half day training course for early years practitioners.

Adult child interaction style can have a significant impact on children's language development. Good language learning environments are essential and can be developed by adapting the way we interact with young children. Come along and find out how!

This half day will include:

• Background information about the importance of adult-child interaction
• Interaction styles and observation tools
• Strategies for letting the child lead and becoming a tuned in partner
• Questions or comments? Using adult child interaction to extend language
• Competences at a universal and enhanced level of the SLCF

Download a flyer and application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

£ 50.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 21st March 2018

An Introduction to SLCN for Early Years Practitioners

2nd May 2018: 9.15am - 12.15pm

Worcestershire Young Farmers Club, Shires Farm, 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

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

Download a flyer and application form

£ 25.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 28th March 2018

Word Aware 2 - Teaching Vocabulary in the early years

11th May 2018: 9.15am - 3.30am

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

With Stephen Parsons and Anna Branagan

Word Aware 2 focuses on developing vocabulary in the early years!

This day course accompanies the new book which is based on the highly regarded and successful Word Aware for school age children. Vocabulary development is key in the early years and can be a powerful predictor of reading and academic success. Word Aware 2 is a structured process that accelerates the development of spoken vocabulary. It uses the STAR approach to successfully teach vocabulary in early years settings. This course is full of practical ideas that are easy to apply. Useful to develop every child’s vocabulary but of particular value for those who start at a disadvantage – including children with special educational needs and English as an additional language.

This is a fast paced, fun and interactive workshop style day, which will leave participants well equipped to start Word Aware 2 in their early years setting. This course is suitable for anyone working in early years.

Cost of the course includes the new Word Aware 2 book!

Download an application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

£ 135.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 4th May 2018

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 [PDF= TA Survival 12th June 2018]flyer and application form[/PDF]

£ 75.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 5th June 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 application form

Email: enquiries@languageforlearning.co.uk

£ 140.00 per participant.

Closing Date: 6th November 2018