Elklan Training

08th May 2018

Tuesdays at 3.30-5.30pm, Tuesday 8th May – Tuesday 24th July

Price: £375

Speech and language support for children and young people with SLD
Seashell Trust’s accredited Elklan training has been designed to help maximise the speech, language and communication potential of children and young people with severe learning difficulties.

Our ten week course will cover in depth subjects including developing vocabulary, non-verbal communication, supporting pupils with unclear speech and promoting social skills.  It will equip you with innovative tools and methods to enhance learning and communication development, helping you become more effective in your role.

You’ll learn strategies that you can put into practice from day one and each week will be encouraged to apply learnings directly in your workplace. 

On completion of the course, you’ll feel more confident in your role, with a bank of new knowledge and skills to draw on.  All those successfully completing the course will receive an Ascentis accreditation at level 2 or 3 - level 2 is equivalent to GCSE level of study and level 3 is equivalent to A or NVQ3 level of study.

Our Elkan training course is delivered by qualified speech and language therapist and registered Elkan tutor, Emily Walsh.  Teaching methods include practical hands on activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners.



Important information about this course
Whether you decide to do level 2 or 3, it is important to appreciate that you will gain 9 credits for 90 hours of work.  This means that every week you need to expect to spend:

  •  2 hours studying during the sessions with your tutor
  •  1 hour writing up your portfolio answers
  •  4 hours planning and carrying out practical tasks for your portfolio, reading Language Builders and other background research, talking about the course with a colleague.
  •  2 hours observing and promoting the communication skills of children with and without difficulties.

Booking is now open for our Elklan training For any queries, please contact us on 0161 610 0741 or email admissions@seashelltrust.org.uk.

What people have to say about Seashell Trust’s Elklan training:

‘This course explores all areas of speech and language and is extremely beneficial to me on a daily basis.  Implementing the strategies has improved my practice and made me more confident when interacting with the young people I work with.’
Will Downes, Level 3 LSA, Royal College Manchester

‘I found that all topics covered in the course were highly relevant to my teaching and learning practice. I implemented strategies from the course with TAs in my class…and other staff have stated that they have noticed a vast improvement to the students’ expressive and receptive language skills. ‘
Katy Bramwell, Teacher, Royal College Manchester

Really informative and helpful course. Everything was relevant and the teaching and delivery of the course was excellent.’
Leanne Hughes, Teacher, Royal School Manchester


About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust is a national centre of excellence in the provision of services and support to children and young people with the most profound and complex education and care needs.  We lead an outstanding school and college at our site near Stockport.

We have decades of experience of supporting children and families affected by low-incidence special educational needs and specialist knowledge and expertise around communication difficulties.