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
I CAN Early Talk Working 0-5 years – Supporting Communication and Language is a 5 hour training which we deliver over 2 x 2.5 hour workshop. 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. *This training is FREE for Blackpool Early Years Workforce, there is a charge of £15 for school staff and £35 for non-Blackpool workforce*
- Tuesday 18th & 25th August 6:00pm – 8:30pm @ Zoom (online)
- Please request alternative dates using the booking form
Please note (non-Blackpool settings): You must already have resources in setting to participate in this training, you can purchase the toolkit https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-toolkit/ and participant booklets booklet https://ican.org.uk/shop/early-talk-boost-participant-book/ from I CAN directly by following the links
This course can be delivered in any early years setting (please contact us to book a training session for your setting).
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.
Workshops are delivered by I CAN licensed trainers
*This training is FREE for Blackpool Early Years Workforce, there is a charge of £15 for school staff and £35 for non-Blackpool workforce*
The next training dates are:
- Tuesday 4th August and Tuesday 11th August 10:00am-12:15pm
- Wednesday 12th August and Wednesday 19th August 17:30pm-19:45pm
- Monday 24th August and Thursday 27th August 13:00pm-15:15pm
- Click Book Now to request a different date or training at your setting for the whole team
MAXIMUM 4 PRACTITIONERS PER SETTING PER SESSION.
Please note: 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/
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: 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)
Venue: Zoom (online). A link will be sent to you prior to the training.
Workshops are delivered by I CAN licensed trainers
- Click Book Now to enquire about alternative dates
Cost: £80 per attendee or £160 for up to 5 members of staff from the same setting.
N.B. School 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/
I CAN Talk About Talk
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.
- Part 1 on Monday 7th September 13:00-16:00 and Part 2 on Thursday 10th September 13:00-16:00
- Part 1 on Monday 16th November 13:00-16:00 and Part 2 on Monday 23rd November 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.
- £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.
- Zoom (online). A link will be emailed to you prior to the training.
Workshops are delivered by I CAN Licensed Trainers