Workforce Development

Training opportunities for practitioners…

Whatever your knowledge and experience, whether you are new to working with young children or would just like to refresh and update your knowledge, we offer a range of courses to suit your needs.

Our ‘core skills’ workshops will give you up to date information to help you to understand speech, language and communication development, be confident to identify any concerns, and use simple strategies to create a positive communication environment for all children in Early Years.

For current dates, times and venues please see the Training Dates link above.

Core Workshops

Our core workshops are free to attend for BTH staff and for practitioners working in Fylde and Wyre areas.  If you work outside of these areas you are more than welcome to attend, however there will be a charge for these courses.

Our core workshops are also linked to the Level 3 award in Supporting Speech, language and Communication.

Who is it for? Course (click on each course for more information)
Relevant for ALL Early years practitioners Early Talk (formerly ELDP) – Working with Parents and Families (formerly ELDP)
For those working mainly with under 3s Early Talk (formerly ELDP) – Working with Under 3s
For those working mainly with preschool/reception children Understanding Speech, Language and Communication Development in 3-5s

Supporting Speech, Language and Communication Development in 3-5s

Understanding Speech Sound development

Hanen programmes

Our popular programmes from the Hanen Centre offer evidence based practical strategies and are excellent to encourage reflective practise. Please see our latest training booklet or contact us for current fees for these courses.

Who is it for? Course (click on each course for more information)
Relevant for any practitioner working with children in Early Years Hanen Teacher Talk A: Encouraging Language Development in Early Childhood Settings.

Hanen Teacher Talk : Fostering peer interaction (must have completed Teacher Talk A first)

Learning Language and Loving It

Just for those working with pre-schoolers and reception year children Hanen ABC & Beyond – promoting emergent literacy skills. Full course or individual modules.

ICAN Talk Boost series

These are popular, evidence based, early intervention programmes. Designed by ICAN. The programmes offer structured sessions to help to narrow the gap for children who may be falling behind their peers in communication and language development.

Who is it for? Course (click on each course for more information)
Practitioners working with children aged 3-4 in nursery or reception year Early Talk Boost
Teacher and Teaching Assistants working with children in KS1 Talk Boost KS1

Do remember you can also access training through the Lancashire EYFS Consultants team – this information is available at: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=2997&pageid=12924&e=e