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Signalong - Foundation course (Cancelled 7/4/2020) www.bcpworkforcedevelopment.co.uk event
Start date Wednesday 13 May 2020 Add to Outlook Calendar
Times 18:15 - 20:45 
Arrival Time 18:00 
Closing date Friday 8 May 2020
Delph Meeting Room, upstairs above main library, Dolphin Centre, BH15 1SA
Venue notes Parking is available in the Dolphin Shopping Centre Car Park. Delph meeting room is above Poole Central Library (within the Dolphin Centre). If you arrive out of library opening hours please press the buzzer on the left for ' Family and Inclusion Services' and a member of staff will release the door for you. Go into the library and takes the stairs on the left up to Delph meeting room.  
Event Leader Dawn Palmer 
Event Contributor
Dawn Palmer 
Admin Contact Workforce Development (workforcedevelopment@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
Event Description This course is open to registered childminders, practitioners working in group settings based in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch and EYFS staff working in schools in the same area.

Signalong is a sign supporting system which has been developed to help children and adults to acquire language skills and to aid where there are communication difficulties.

Signalong follows the general course of language development and is designed to support and encourage spoken language the spoken word should accompany every sign. The programme for training is arranged in approximate developmental stages, progressing from labelling solid objects to identifying pictures and photographs. It focuses on and supports the understanding of key words and concepts.

The course content includes opportunities to explore concepts such and generalisation and symbolic representation as well as thinking about our individual communication skills.

Signalong's unique methodology will teach you signing skills and equip you to access any sign from the manuals rather than simply teaching a large vocabulary of signs that may not be immediately relevant. Please note that attendance of the first session is essential-if you are unable to attend this you will be asked to defer your place to the next course. 
Event Outcomes Course Outcomes:

To enable Early years practitioners to increase their understanding of the value of signing to support the development of communication skills

To increase confidence to use daily in settings with all children as part of a total communication approach

Learning Outcomes:

To understand the purpose and use of sign supported communication.

To use signing skills and some signs to interact and communicate with others.

Tutors will discuss assessment criteria at the first session. 
Course Cost £ 95 
Event Charges Notes Terms and Conditions apply to this event, including late cancellation and non-attendance charges. Details can be found in the attached Terms and Conditions document. 
Maximum places 10 
Minimum places
Programme Area Early Years and Childcare 
Event Notes There is a cost of £95 per person for this course. Due to the practical nature of this course, settings may find it useful if at least 2 practitioners attend. If a setting that has staff attending the training, has children who's parents would benefit from this course, we will allow up to 2 parents to attend at a cost of £45 per person. Manuals will be provided for use for the duration of the course. On completion of the course, delegates will have the opportunity to purchase their own manual at a cost of approximately £20. Attendance at the first session of the course is essential. If you do not attend the first session you will be unable to continue with the course and will need to attend a future course instead. 
No of sessions There are 6 sessions between Wednesday 13 May 2020 and Wednesday 24 June 2020