Workshops and Training Courses

Training opportunities for practitioners

Our range of workshops are open to any professional working with children in the early years.

For those working in the Fylde and Wyre area (or employed by BTHFT), our training is FREE (although some do require the purchase of workbooks or resources as specified).

For professionals outside of this area, we welcome attendance but do charge for places.

EarlyTalk Training Courses
Ican communication training courses

EarlyTalk 0-5 Programme

We have two workshops available from ICAN’s Early Talk 0-5 programme

EarlyTalk: Working with Under 3s

    'Working with Under 3s' is a one-day training course that both enhances practitioners’ knowledge, and provides them with strategies they can use to support communication and language development right from the start of a child’s life.

    The course is aimed at early years/preschool practitioners who want to increase their knowledge of the approaches and strategies that can be used in settings to support the development of speech, language and communication in children aged 0-3

    Price: Free to Fylde and Wyre or Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust practitioners, £70 for non Fylde and Wyre or BTH practitioners

EarlyTalk: Working with Parents

    Early Talk Working with Parents is a one-day training course that will help participants

    • Be aware of adult behaviours that affect children’s communication development
    • Understand their own behaviours that can affect parents’ support of their child’s communication development
    • Develop techniques for supporting Healthy Child Programme reviews and EYFS progress checks.

    This course is designed for family facing practitioners, including health visitors, early years’ practitioners and family support workers, with the aim of enhancing parental support of early communication development

    Price: Free to Fylde and Wyre or Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust practitioners, £70 for non Fylde and Wyre or BTH practitioners

Speech, Language and Communication in 3-5yrs olds

These workshops have been developed to support those working with children in their preschool and reception years.

Understanding speech, language and communication (3-5s)

    This half-day workshop will help practitioners develop/refresh their knowledge of:

    • What speech, language and communication skills are
    • Typical development of speech, language and communication development
    • Signs a child may need support with SLC
    • Different types of SLC needs
    • How to access support.

    Price:  FREE to Fylde and Wyre or Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust practitioners, £40 for non Fylde and Wyre/BTH

Supporting speech, language and communication development (3-5s)

    This full day workshop aims to support practitioners to:

    • Reflect on their own practice
    • Understand how adults’ communication impacts on that of children
    • Understand strategies to support language and communication.
    • Understand how the environment can impact on communication and understand how to create a communication friendly environment.

    Price:  FREE to Fylde and Wyre or Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust practitioners, £70 for non Fylde and Wyre or BTH

Understanding speech sound development

    This 2 hr workshop will support practitioners to:

    • Understand how speech sounds are produced
    • Understand typical speech sound development
    • Identify potential difficulties
    • Support sound awareness skills

    Price: Free to Fylde and Wyre or Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust practitioners, £40 for non Fylde and Wyre or BTH practitioners

The Hanan Program Workshops
TeacherTalk Courses Blackpool
ABC and Beyond Courses in Blackpool

The Hanen Program Courses and Workshops

TeacherTalk

    Play and daily routines provide opportunities to create enriched, interactive language-learning environments that include all children. This training will discuss how to foster language development through daily interactions. Relevant for those working at all stages of the EYFS.  Learn how to:

    • identify the children’s conversational styles and the roles teachers play
    • let the child lead in individual and group interactions
    • help children become better conversational partners

    Price: £20to Fylde and Wyre or Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust practitioners, £90 for non Fylde and Wyre or BTH practitioners

ABC and Beyond

    The ABC and Beyond Program is designed to help educators of preschool/reception children (three to five years of age) promote the emergent literacy skills that all children need to develop in order to learn to read and write successfully.

    Educators will learn practical strategies that can be easily integrated into everyday conversations and literacy activities, meaning that educators don’t need to carve out any new time in their days. Each strategy is designed to make literacy-learning a fun and natural part of every child’s day to promote the following six building blocks of literacy:

    1. Oral language
    2. Vocabulary
    3. Story comprehension
    4. Language for thinking and learning
    5. Print knowledge
    6. Phonological awareness

    This programme is offered in 3 modules, with two of the above six areas covered in each module. We also offer a follow up in-setting visit to support reflective practice following the workshops.

    Price: Free (Available to Fylde and Wyre early years practitioners only)

Early Talk Boost courses Blackpool
Talk Boost KS1 courses Blackpool

Talk Boost Courses

Early Talk Boost

    Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention, delivered by a trained early years practitioner to a group of up to eight children aged 3-4 years old that have delayed language. The intervention helps to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers.

    Evaluation showed that after Early Talk Boost, children make statistically significant progress in their early language. On average they make 6 months progress after a nine week intervention helping them to catch up with other children their age. This is twice the amount of progress of children not having the intervention.

    In order to deliver the intervention settings require a toolkit at a cost of £500 which contains everything you need to deliver the groups and measure the children’s progress.

    Practitioners are required to attend a full day training to deliver the programme – there is no cost for the training.

    ONLY AVAILABLE TO FYLDE & WYRE SETTINGS/SCHOOLS – Please contact us to discuss/request your training

Talk Boost KS1

    Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted and evidenced based intervention, which supports children with delayed language in Reception and KS1 to make significant progress with their language and communication skills.

    Talk Boost KS1 can help schools raise Reception and KS1 achievement by: - Identifying vulnerable learners - Providing a structured evidence based programme that accelerates children’s progress in language and communication - Supporting the foundation language skills that lead to phonics - Increasing classroom participation by improving confidence and skills in listening, vocabulary, narrative, sentence building and conversation.

    In order to deliver the intervention settings require a toolkit at a cost of £500 which contains everything you need to deliver the groups and measure the children’s progress.

    Practitioners are required to attend a full day training to deliver the programme – there is no cost for the training.

    ONLY AVAILABLE TO FYLDE & WYRE SCHOOLS– Please contact us to discuss/request your training

Find out more about early years support and training opportunities for all early years settings via the Lancashire County Council website.