Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs - elearning

Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs - elearning

Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs - elearning

This course is also available via face-to-face training

A practical training course for those of you working with children and young people in special school provisions with severe and complex learning needs, providing you with:

  • A wealth of information and an opportunity to share experiences with other teachers and teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Practical advice and strategies which are easy to implement in the classroom and wider school or environment
  • Communication Builders for Complex Needs, a practical resource containing an abundance of tips, ideas and strategies
  • Registration with OCN London to enable you to achieve accreditation at level 2 or 3 (accredited courses only)
Face-to-Face Training
Online Training

£370 plus VAT per person.

e-learning sessions for Complex Needs
Online Non-Accredited e-learning

£250 for 12 weeks' access.

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1. What is involved in communication?
2. Creating Communication Friendly environments
3. Pre-intentional communication
4. Anticipating the event
5. Intentional communication
6. The link between exploratory learning/play and language
7. Total communication
8. First messages and linking it all together

Available courses

Accredited Online Training

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e-learning sessions for Complex Needs

Online Training

e-learning sessions

Targeted strategies for specific age range

Communication Builders for Complex Needs

Anytime access to the e-learning sessions
Ten weeks

Twelve weeks
Teaching from an Elklan Tutor
Discuss and share with other learners
External accreditation with a 9 credit Award on successful completion
Learning log to complete online
Time commitment per course for all aspects 4-4½ hours total per week* 1-1½ hours per week

£370 plus VAT


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*This is an accredited course and so you will need to actively engage with the training and complete a learning log. To do this you should expect to set aside around 4½ hours weekly.

This will include:

  • 1 to 1½ hours to complete the online session and prepare observations etc. for the live webinar
  • 1 hour to attend the live webinar
  • 1½-2 hours to plan, implement knowledge and strategies learnt and write-up the plan, observations and evaluation in an online e-log

Further training opportunities

Let's Talk courses for parents and carers

If you achieve a level 3 qualification in Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs, you can train to deliver Let's Talk with Special Children to parents and carers of children with speech and language needs in your school. Following a one-day course, you'll be qualified as a Let's Talk Tutor, able to cascade the Let's Talk course under licence.

Communication Friendly Settings (CFS)

Communication Support for 0-25s with Complex Needs is an essential first step for your school to achieve Communication Friendly Setting status. If you are a TA, you need to complete the level 3 qualification; if you are a teacher, then you can access the non-accredited e-learning sessions, which will prepare you to complete a level 4 learning log at the next stage.

Specialist Courses

These courses are ideally suited for you if you have completed an eight- or ten-session core course and wish to take your learning further.

Supporting Autistic Pupils' Communication
Supporting Children with Unclear Speech
Supporting Children and Adults using AAC
Supporting Social, Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

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