I CAN Workshops and Accreditations


 

I CAN

 



 

I CAN is a National Communication Charity which has developed a range of training and accreditation packages which Communicate delivers.

Select a training package below…



 

I CAN Early Talk 0-5 years

What is I CAN Early Talk 0-5’s?

I CAN Early Talk Working 0-5 years – Supporting Communication and Language is a 5 hour training session delivered over 2 x 2.5 hour workshops.

The training focuses on increasing participants’ knowledge of typical communication and language development, enhancing practitioners’ strategies and interaction styles to maximise their opportunities to develop every child’s skills in communication and language.

What do I need for this course? 

Please note (non-Blackpool settings): You must already have resources in setting to participate in this training, you can purchase the toolkit direct from I CAN by following the links: https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-toolkit/and participant booklets booklet https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-boost-participant-book/

There are some short pre-course activities to complete before the first training session. Details will be provided following booking.

Dates:

  • Thursday 22nd October (part 1) & Thursday 5th November (part 2) 18:00-20:30
  • Thursday 12th (part 1) & Thursday 19th (part 2) November 13:30-16:00
  • Tuesday 10th (part 1) & Tuesday 17th November (part 2) 18:00-20:30
  • Tuesday 24th November (part 1) & Tuesday 1st December (part 2) 15:45-18:15

Cost:

  • Blackpool Early Years Workforce – £0 (funded place).
  • Blackpool School staff – £15 (subsidised place).
  • Other Colleagues and staff – £35

Venue:

  • Zoom (online).  A link will be emailed to you prior to the training.

Workshops are delivered by I CAN Licensed Trainers

 

 

I CAN Early Talk Boost

 

I CAN Early Talk Boost

Early Talk Boost is a targeted intervention aimed at 3-4 year old children with delayed language helping to boost their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers. The programme aims to accelerate children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 6 months, after a nine week intervention.

Who is Early Talk Boost training for?

The training is for early years practitioners working with groups of 3-4 year olds in early years settings. Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Early Talk Boost, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

How will children improve their language and communication skills?

Children who are selected to take part in the intervention will attend three sessions per week, each lasting 15-20 minutes delivered by an early years practitioner.
The sessions include activities that cover the foundation skills in speech, language and communication that children need for learning and understanding new words, as well as having conversations.

What do I need for this course? 

You must already have resources in setting to participate in this training, you can purchase resources from I CAN directly at https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-boost-intervention-pack/ 

Dates:

  • Tuesday 3rd November 10:15-15:45
  • Wednesday 18th (part 1) & Wednesday 25th (part 2) November 18:00-20:15
  • Monday 30th November 10:15-15:45
  • Tuesday 8th December (part 1) & Tuesday 15th December (part 2) 18:00-20:15

Cost:

  • Blackpool Early Years Workforce – £0 (funded place).
  • Blackpool School staff – £15 (subsidised place).
  • Other Colleagues and staff – £35

Venue:

  • Zoom (online).  A link will be emailed to you prior to the training.

Workshops are delivered by I CAN Licensed Trainers

I CAN Talk Boost KS1

What is Talk Boost?

Talk Boost KS1 is a targeted intervention for 4-7 year old children with language that is delayed.  The programme is delivered in primary schools by classroom teachers and teaching assistants and provides a structured programme that boosts children’s progress in language and communication by an average of 9 – 18 months after a ten week intervention.

Learning goals:

Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Talk Boost KS1, identify appropriate children, measure their progress and deliver the intervention successfully.

Who is it for?:

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers and teaching assistants (schools typically send at least 1 class teacher and the 1 TA who supports that class)

Dates:

  • Part 1 Monday 18th January 10:00am-12:30pm and Part 2 Tuesday 26th January 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Click Book Now to enquire about alternative dates

Venue:

  • Online Zoom. A link will be sent to you prior to the training.

Cost:

  • £80 per attendee or;
  • £160 for up to 5 members of staff from the same setting.

N.B. Schools who send staff on the training need to purchase the I CAN Talk Boost resources from I CAN https://ican.org.uk/training-licensing/i-can-programmes/talk-boost-ks1/ 

Workshops are delivered by I CAN licensed trainers

I CAN Talk About Talk Secondary

What is Talk about Talk Secondary?

Talk about Talk is an evidenced targeted intervention that helps students aged 14 to 18 with poor communication skills to be ready for the workplace. The programme consists of a series of 13 fully planned one-hour lessons delivered by trained teaching or support staff. Students who are selected to take part in the intervention/lessons will learn and practice the communication skills that support other ‘soft’ employability skills such as team working, time management and problem-solving. Students work towards co-delivering workshops about communication skills to an audience in their school and then to local businesses. Schools may wish to deliver their workshop to their matched business volunteer/Enterprise Adviser or we can provide support in identifying a local business working in partnership with the Responsible Business Network. Workshops help students apply these skills and a range of tools help them reflect on their progress throughout the lessons.

Who is Talk about Talk Secondary training for? 

The training is suitable for Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Special Educational Needs Coordinators who will deliver the programme to the students. The training course provides background on speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as providing full details and materials to deliver the lessons and workshops.

What do I need to deliver the intervention?

The ICAN Talk About Talk Secondary pack (cost: £250) contains the materials that are required in order to participate in the training and carry out the intervention. Once you have booked onto the training course, please order the Talk About Talk Secondary pack to bring with you on your training date/s. This pack includes:

  • An intervention manual containing detailed lesson plans and resources
  • Printed student workbooks to help students reflect on and apply the skills they are learning
  • Access to the online Talk for Work Profile and Tracker, where you can monitor student progress and print reports
  • Online presentations and specifically designed films to support all lessons
  • Additional online materials to organise and run the communication workshops for audience

Please follow this link https://ican.org.uk/training-licensing/i-can-programmes/talk-about-talk-secondary/ and click on ‘Buy’ in order to download the order form to purchase your resource pack.

Introduction Session:

If you would like to find out more about the ICAN Talk about Talk Secondary Course, the resources you need to carry out the intervention and ask any questions you have to see if it’s right for your school, come and join us on the Introduction Session.

Introduction Dates:

  • Introduction Session on Monday 2nd November 15:30-16:30

 

Workshop Dates:

  • Part 1 on Monday 16th November 13:00-16:00 and Part 2 on Monday 23rd November 13:00-16:00
  • Part 1 on Monday 8th February 13:00-16:00 and Part 2 on Tuesday 9th February 13:00-16:00

Please note that there will be a couple of short pre-course activities to complete before the first session. Details will be provided following booking.

Cost:

  • £160 for 1-2 participants from the same setting to attend course delivered by Communicate SLT
  • £250 One off cost to purchase ICAN Talk About Talk Secondary pack for use in training and your school.

Venue:

  • Zoom (online).  A link will be emailed to you prior to the training.

 

Workshops are delivered by I CAN Licensed Trainers