I CAN Talk for Work

What is Talk for Work?

Talk for Work 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.

What do I need to deliver the intervention?

The ICAN Talk for Work pack (cost £250) contains the materials that you MUST have to participate in the training and carry out the intervention. Once you have booked onto the training course, please order the Talk for Work 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.

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.

This is an online Zoom event that is…

Interactive and involves discussion-based learning and small group activities. Participants are advised to use a laptop or tablet to access the training and cameras are required due to the interactive nature of this workshop.

Following your booking, you will receive an email invite containing the zoom link and any other relevant information no less than 24 hours prior to your training session. Our email invites can end up in junk/spam inboxes so please check these.

Please contact the team on 01253 462123 if you have not received your invite within 24 hours of the training session.

The workshops will be delivered by Sarah Kettlewell, Senior Speech and Language Therapist (I CAN Licensed Tutor)


Event Timelines

Part 1 - Monday 4th July (09:30-12:30)
Part 2 - Monday 11th July (09:30-12:30)
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Event schedule details

  • July 2, 2022 9:30am   -   12:30pm
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