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Talk For Work Profile

Welcome to the Talk for Work homepage. Here you will find all the resources you need to complete the Talk for Work Profile.

On this page you can access the Profile, the resources that accompany it, the Student Self Rating scale and the Practical Activities booklet. A Guidance document including frequently asked questions can be found below:


Webcast

We have developed a 40 minute webcast to support you to use the profile. The webcast contains video clips and key points to remember when working with a student to complete the profile. We really recommend that you watch the webcast before completing the profile. 

Talk for Work Profile Webcast from I CAN Charity on vimeo.


 Online Tracker

Once you have completed the profile with students you can input their scores into the I CAN Online Tracker. From here you can download and print colour coded graphs. If you want to measure the students’ progress over time, or before and after they participate in an intervention such as I CAN’s Talk about Talk Secondary, you can complete the profile more than once and input both sets of scores on to the tracker.


Practitioner Resources

Talk about Talk Secondary Phases 1-3 and Course Review

These 4 PowerPoint presentations go with the 13 lessons in the programme.

•             Phase 1 (lesson 1-4) introduces students to the programme and to communication skills

•             Phase 2 (lessons 5-8) builds on this, preparing students to deliver the Practice Workshop.

•             Phase 3 (lessons 9-12) builds further, preparing students to deliver the Employers’ Workshop.

•             A final Lesson 13 reviews the course and student learning

Practice workshop

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies the 30 minutes training workshop co-delivered by students to a sympathetic audience in school.

Employers’ workshop

This PowerPoint presentation accompanies the full 80 minutes training workshop co-delivered by students to local employers.

Extra resources

Additional administration resources for schools

Practice and Employers’ Workshop Presentation notes

Certificate of achievement

Employers' workshop handouts

Communication breakdown films

- Too much talk

- Friendship or friendliness

- Customer service


Contact Details

If you have any questions about the Talk for Work Profile please get in touch on talkabouttalk@ican.org.uk or 0207 843 2515.

Talk Boost KS1 Materials Update – August 2018

We recently updated the materials for Talk Boost KS1. The changes made were mainly minor, fixing a few errors and replacing broken web links, replacing a couple of out-of-date images and using updated language.

The only major change was that we have removed the resources from section 2 out of the intervention manual and so they will only be available pre-cut in the organiser box.

This means that we no longer sell the KS1 starter pack (which is in keeping with the rest of the boost series). This was also because we hardly sold any of the starter packs on their own and it caused some confusion in the marketplace about what resources should be bought.

We will be making the section 2 resources available as a PDF that schools can download if they need them. They will be available from the Talk Boost KS1 website soon.

No training is required to be able to use the Profile. We have developed a 40 minutes webcast to support you to use the profile and its accompanying resources.

Talk for Work Profile Webcast from I CAN Charity on Vimeo.

Downloads

  • General

    Talk for Work Profile and Resources

    The Talk for Work Profile is available as a download purchased from the I CAN shop. It consists of a tool to profile student’s communication skills for work:

    As well as a tool to profile students’ communication skills for work, the Talk for Work Profile comes with a book of practical strategies for school staff about ways they could support the student once they had completed the profile. This includes

    • Guidance in having a conversation with the student about their scores
    • Some activities the school staff can try with the students (see example (pdf))
    • A target setting sheet
    • Signposting to other programmes and resources

Online Tracker

Once you have completed the profile with students you can input their scores into the I CAN Online Tracker. From here you can download and print colour coded graphs. If you want to measure the students’ progress over time, or before and after they participate in an intervention such as I CAN’s Talk about Talk Secondary, you can complete the profile more than once and input both sets of scores on to the tracker.

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