Core Training for SENCOs in EY

This course enables all SENCOs to have a greater understanding of their role and responsibilities. These three half day sessions each cover different aspects of the SENCO's role. At the end of three sessions, SENCOs will have a greater understanding of how to manage and organise their work, how to identify children, make referrals and organise groups. SENCOs will be expected to attend all three sessions, will be visited in their setting and will receive an information pack. SENCOs will be presented with a certificate at the end of the three sessions.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years

£90.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 1

Course overview

Makaton signing and symbols can be used to support a range of learners to develop their expression and understanding. This nationally accredited one-day Level 1 course (replacing the first part of Makaton Foundation Workshop) provides a detailed introduction to Makaton’s place in supporting communication as well as practical sign vocabulary and an introduction to using symbols. Videos show how Makaton can be introduced at home or in an education setting. 

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 1-2).
  • To understand how Makaton can be used to help pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary and secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£75.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 2

Course overview

This nationally accredited Level 2 Makaton course builds on the previous workshop to develop knowledge and understanding of both signs and symbols up to Core Vocabulary stage 4, and explores how to use them to support communication every day.  The course will increase participants’ knowledge of AAC and multi-modal communication and there are opportunities to revise and practise signing in a fun and active way. Levels 1 and 2 together are equivalent to the two-day Makaton Foundation Workshop previously offered. 

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 3–4).
  • To enable staff to facilitate pupils with communication difficulties to access learning and social interaction at school using Makaton.

Who should attend?
SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary, secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching who have previously completed the Makaton Level 1 course.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£75.00

(incl. VAT)

Makaton Level 3

Course overview

This two-day course, accredited by the Makaton charity, combines a practical approach with theory and technical information to improve participants’ communication and translation skills using signs and symbols. By the end of the course, participants will have covered the entire Makaton core vocabulary (stages 1-8 with additional vocabulary). Practical sessions look in-depth at users’ needs, how to adapt communication and teaching methods to suit them, and how to create opportunities for developing communication and participating in the community, using Makaton.

Course objectives

  • To learn signs and symbols of the Makaton language programme (stages 5–8).
  • To develop an advanced understanding of ways to use Makaton to support children with communication difficulties.

Who should attend?

SENCOs, teachers, learning support assistants and teaching assistants in primary, secondary mainstream and special schools responsible for using and teaching who have previously completed the Makaton Level 2 course.

 

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Included in package:
  • Not Included

£123.00

(incl. VAT)

Speech and Language Development: Ages and Stages and Identifying Children who need help

This course looks in some detail at early language development and how to identify children who may need additional help.  Participants will learn how communication opportunities can be embedded into play in settings.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years

£30.00

(incl. VAT)

Understanding and Supporting Children with Autism

This course run by the Speech and Language therapy team provides practical tips and strategies for supporting children with autism in the Early Years setting. 

Participants will be helped to understand how a child with autism experiences the world. It will be informative as well as interactive with audio-visual clips, group discussions and case examples.  A balance of information, reflection and practical ideas make this an invaluable course for practitioners to equip them to support children in their settings.

  • Target audience:
  • Early Years

£30.00

(incl. VAT)