EYSEND Partnership

Free online training for Early Years professionals *New dates added! May - July 2022*

I CAN EYSEND Partnership

As part of the EYSEND Partnership, I CAN is pleased to be offering training to early years SENCos, managers and early years practitioners to enable excellent support for SLCN in early years settings. 


The training is provided at two levels – core (introductory) and in-depth (advanced).  You may choose to start with the core training and move to the in-depth, or if you have had previous SLCN training, you could move straight to the in-depth training. Full details of how to access both levels of training are described below.

Core (Introductory) Training Webcasts: This training consists of two pre-recorded webcast modules that you can view at a time to suit you; on your own or in small groups. The webcasts last 90 minutes each and include opportunities to reflect and consider application to your own early years setting.  There is a participant pack to download for each module which you can find below.

They will introduce you to Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) in the early years. They will help you take initial steps in exploring the impact of SLCN on young children and identify and support SLCN in your early years setting.

You can then book a follow-up live coaching webinar to help you implement what you have learnt.

Core (Introductory) Training Follow Up Webinar: After watching the two core training webcasts, you can attend a follow up coaching live webinar which will help you apply learning from modules 1 and 2.  You will also be provided with information on how to access your certificate. 

In-Depth (Advanced) Training Live Webinar: Once you have completed I CAN’s core (introductory) training, or if you have previous training in supporting SLCN in early years settings (or you are already more knowledgeable in supporting SLCN) you will be able to access our In-Depth Training: Ensuring Quality Support for SLCN in Early Years Settings

Next Steps? Your next step is to access the relevant training for you by clicking the links found within the tabs below. You can also find more information on the learning outcomes for each training under the relevant headings.

  • Your Steps To Success

    Step 1: Let us know how confident you feel now:

    • Complete your pre-course staff journey here to identify your current levels of confidence

    Step 2: Access your training and support:

    • For the core training, download the participant packs for each module and view the webcasts at a time convenient for you.
    • After watching both webcasts, please book and attend the live follow-up webinar to discuss integration of learning into practice.
    • For the in-depth training, book your webinars and take part in the interactive sessions.

    Step 3: Let us know how you got on:

    • Complete your post-course staff journey here
    • Complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate!

    If you have any queries about accessing the webcasts or further support, please contact eysend@ican.org.uk​

  • Core (Introductory) Training: Module one webcast

    Learning Outcomes. Participants will:

    • Have considered what speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are, identifying some impact in the early years
    • Develop an understanding of how to identify SLCN in the early years
    • Consider the cycle that will enable young children with SLCN to access to the curriculum.

    Please make sure you have downloaded the participant pack before you view the webcast. There is space for you to make your own notes, as well as a copy of the slides.

  • Core (Introductory) Training: Module two webcast

    Webcast two - Learning Outcomes. Participants will:

    • Be aware of approaches that support young children with SLCN’s access to the curriculum
    • Understand how to adapt the early years environment to support children with SLCN
    • agree three personal targets for workplace implementation

    Please make sure you have downloaded the participant pack before you view the webcast. There is space for you to make your own notes, as well as a copy of the slides.

    Visual from Module 2 Appendix

  • Core (Introductory) Training: Live follow up webinars

    Follow up coaching through live webinars will help you apply learning from modules 1 and 2.  You will also be provided with information on how to access your certificate.

    Please book your follow up coaching session now. You will need to click the link below for the session you would like to attend and register through Eventbrite to access the webinar (you only need to attend one webinar). Make sure that you watch the two webcasts before attending the coaching webinar.

    Core Training Follow-Up Webinar Dates:

    • Thursday 11th May, 1:00pm - 2.30pm - Book Here
    • Thursday 26th May, 3.30pm - 5:00pm - Book Here 
    • Tuesday 21st June, 9.30am - 11:00am - Book Here
    • Tuesday 5th July, 9.30am - 11:00am - Book Here
  • In-Depth (Advanced) Training: Ensuring quality support for SLCN in early years settings

    If you have already taken part in I CAN’s core training above, or previous training in supporting speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in early years settings, or you are already more knowledgeable in supporting SLCN, this in-depth training is for you.
    I CAN’s ‘Ensuring quality SLCN support in early years settings’ is accessible via two live webinars, spaced a fortnight apart. The course includes a learning opportunity to be carried out between the two webinars.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • You will be clear on your role and responsibilities in relation to young children with SLCN and how to monitor your effectiveness in the workplace
    • You will know how to identify which children have SLCN in your setting and be aware of a range of tools to use for this purpose
    • You will be aware of a range of support strategies and interventions for children with SLCN
    • You will understand how support strategies and interventions can be evaluated and develop your own systems for evaluating the use of these strategies in your own setting
    • You will understand the importance of including views of parents and carers in your planning
    • You will be aware of your limits in planning for and supporting children with SLCN in your setting and consider how to gain additional support for individuals and groups of children in your setting.

    The two webinars are available free through Eventbrite. You can book your spot on the webinars by choosing ONE of the options below:

    Webinar Dates: 

    In-Depth Training Webinar 25: Book Here

    • Module A - Monday 16th May, 3.30pm - 6:00 pm
    • Module B - Monday 30th May, 3.30pm - 6:00 pm


    In-Depth Training Webinar 26: Book Here

    • Module A - Thursday 9th June, 6:00pm - 8.30pm
    • Module B - Thursday 23rd June, 6:00pm - 8.30pm


    In-Depth Training Webinar 27: Book Here

    • Module A - Wednesday 15th June, 1:00pm - 3.30pm
    • Module B - Wednesday 29th June, 1:00pm - 3.30pm


    In-Depth Training Webinar 29: Book Here

    • Module A - Monday 4th July, 6:00pm - 8.30pm
    • Module B - Monday 18th July, 6:00m - 8.30pm

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