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ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 5-11s www.bcpworkforcedevelopment.co.uk event
Start date Tuesday 8 October 2019 Add to Outlook Calendar
Times 17:00 - 20:00 
Arrival Time 17:00 
Closing date Tuesday 1 October 2019
Early Years Centre for Professional Development, East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PU
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Venue notes A Hearing Loop is installed at this venue

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, water, and biscuits are available on this course but meals are not provided.

There is no parking on site during school hours. 
Event Leader Monika Pardo 
Event Contributor
Monika Pardo 
Admin Contact Tracey Cloughly (tracey.cloughly@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Event Description Elklan is a highly successful accredited course. It will be delivered over 8 weeks (sessions 1&2 and sessions 9&10 are on the same day) the first session is mandatory.

Elklan provides practical ideas and strategies for staff working in primary schools to enable them to develop the speech and language skills of ALL children but especially those with speech and language difficulties and for children with English as an additional language and other special educational needs.

The course provides a Level 2 or Level 3 Accreditation through Open College Network South West Region (awarded on submission of your portfolio). 9 credits will be awarded at either Level 2 or 3 (depending on the standard of the work in your portfolio)

Both level 2 and level 3 provide 9 credits maximum. All work is marked externally by ELKLAN and submitted using ELKLAN's online portal.

Accreditation is dependent on an ELKLAN's criteria of: 80% attendance level (where session 1 is mandatory), and successful completion of ALL assignments. You must COMMIT to do 90 HOURS of work.


• 3 hours attending the taught session with your tutors
• 2 hours planning and implementing activities and tasks with children to complete your portfolio assignments
• 1-2 hours writing up your portfolio answers
• 3 hours talking about the course with a colleague, thinking, observing the communication skills of children with and without difficulties, background reading and reflecting on that which you have learnt.

Learners are required to produce written assignments based on the work carried out with the children in their setting. Assignments are submitted weekly using the Elklan online student portal. Each session provides targets the practitioner will be able to achieve by the end of the course.

There are no limits to the number of places each setting can
access on this course.

Licensed Tutor: Monika Pardo -

The trainer is Monika Pardo who is the EYFS Quality and Improvement Partner for Bournemouth Early Years.

The trainer is Monika Pardo who is the EYFS Quality and Improvement Partner for Bournemouth Early Years. Monika has an MA. Monika's career covers teaching, training, consultancy in the early years and foundation stage, primary and secondary phases.

Cost: £350 (includes: accreditation fee, external marking and
course book)

This Elklan courses costs £375 and takes place in London – so this is a very competitive price.

Additional Support: If you have any specific learning or physical needs, or require additional support to enable you to engage with this programme, please describe your need and how we can assist you in the special requirements box when you book. With sufficient advance notice, learning materials can be tailored to suit particular needs and support can be given in test conditions.

A Hearing Loop is installed at this venue

All cancellations MUST be made using CPD online and MUST be received ten working days prior to the event. Please ensure that the reason for the cancellation is clearly stated. No other forms of cancellation are accepted. 
Event Outcomes The course covers:

Session 1: What is communication?

• Identify the processes involved in communication.
• Demonstrate the wide range of communication difficulties and the impact this has for the child.
• Understanding non-verbal communication, developing listening and attention skills
• Understand the power of non-verbal communication (NVC).
• Explore strategies to support children with poor listening and attention.

Session 2: Developing memory and independent learning

• Learn about making Mind Maps™ accessible to all.
• Learn new visual strategies to help pupils work independently in the classroom.
Session 3: Modifying adults' speech to help a child understand language
• Practise modifying the adult's language through an understanding of information carrying words.
• Consider issues pertinent to students learning an additional language.

Session 4: Understanding beyond simple sentences

• Discuss supporting verbal reasoning skills, including why & how questions, inferences, sequencing, predicting.
• Practise modifying the adult's language accordingly.

Session 5: Promoting vocabulary development

• Understand how children learn new words.
• Develop a range of strategies to support the learning and retention of new words.

Session 6: Encouraging expressive language development and storytelling skills

• Discuss techniques to develop syntax (grammar) and narrative skills.
• Learn new ideas to support narrative development.

Session 7: Promoting effective communication and social skills

• Reflect on the effects that interaction patterns between adults and children have on communication.
• Develop active listening and support for children to speak out.
• Identify skills required for successful social skills and share ideas as to how to promote these.

Session 8: Supporting children with unclear speech and exploring the link between speech, reading and writing

• Identify the development of speech sounds.
• Discuss strategies to support children with unclear speech.
• Consider the link between speech, reading and writing.
• Review phonological awareness and the four main components.
• Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course
• Share ideas to support children who stammer.
Course Cost £ 350 
Event Charges Notes  
Maximum places 20 
Minimum places 12 
Programme Area Schools and Governors 
Event Notes  
No of sessions There are 8 sessions between Tuesday 8 October 2019 and Tuesday 10 December 2019