Level 3 Speech, Language and Communication award

If you have a child with speech, language and communication needs in your setting, this could be an ideal way to use the Early Years Pupil Premium.

This course is available at £299.99 for members and £328.90 for non-members. If you are interested in being considered please complete the application form and return to training@pacey.org.uk.    

Do you want to know more about children's speech, learning and communication? Following on from PACEYs successful Department for Education pilot with the Communication Trust, we are delighted to be able to offer this qualification to early years practitioners in England.

This online Level 3 continuing professional development (CPD) award enables the children's workforce to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support all children's speech, language and communication development and identify those who are struggling.

I did enjoy this course and have found it beneficial within my work place. I have ideas on ways that we can implement improvements to help and support the children that have additional needs.

The qualification aims to develop learners' knowledge and skills to enable them to:

  • Understand the importance of speech, language and communication
  • Identify the signs of those children who are experiencing difficulties
  • Promote speech, language and communication development
  • Explore ways to support children and young people who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

To achieve the Level 3 Award, learners must successfully complete three units (two mandatory and one optional) demonstrating that they meet the assessment criteria.

Very good course in helping me to understand children’s needs, especially in the young age.

Learners study online learning materials that are packed with activities and opportunities to check their learning before submitting a series of portfolio tasks to be assessed by a tutor.

Learners need to be currently working with children in their setting, have ICT skills and access to a computer.

Learners are given six months to complete the course.