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Job opportunities

Any job opportunities with the service will be advertised nationally with NHS jobs.


Please read through our student handbook if you are having a placement with our service.

For more information about student placements with the service contact your university department or speak to a member of our team on 01226 644331.


The children’s speech and language therapy team offers various training courses for professionals working with children speech and language difficulties. Some of these courses are also suitable for parents and carers. To discuss course details please contact the team. Our training courses have recently been audited by the Clinical Governance Support Team. Read the 2013 Training Audit Report.

Name of course How to apply Comments
Building vocabulary skills
Contact or call 01226 644331 for more information Recent participants said, “all the information was presented in a way that was really easy to understand” and “excellent ideas and strategies and a good background to reasons behind speech difficulties.”
Phonology (speech sound skills)
  • Phonology – Course Outline
  • Course dates:   This is a 2 day course
  • Suitable for: parents, teaching assistants, teachers, early year’s professionals
Contact or call 01226 644331 for more information Recent participants said they enjoyed “trying things out rather than just listening” and enjoyed “the ideas for games and new strategies to implement learning”.
Language ladder
Email the department if you are interested in attending this course Recent participants said: “all the information was useful and helped me to understand how to support children in my setting.”
Elklan for practitioners in pre-school/nursery/school settings


Contact or call 01226 644331 for more information

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Elklan for parents
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Stammering for young children – Foundation and key stage 1
For information or to apply for a place contact Very helpful training which I look forward to feeding back to the team.” “Good strategies to use with children and clear advice.”
Stammering for school-age children (KS2 & KS3)
For more information or to apply for a place contact “Loved the DVD, showed me how children felt and what strategies I can use.” “Helped me understand more about the child I’m working with, how to model my speech and apply useful strategies within the classroom environment.”
Makaton signing
 The speech therapy service does not currently offer Makaton training, however, training information from other training providers can be found by clicking these links The Makaton website has information about local courses.


Greenacre school, Barnsley also provide training. For more information  please call 01226 773377
Wellcomm toolkit Please contact the Communication and Interaction Team (01226 773377) to ask them about training possibilities. A key worker said, “We have used WellComm assessment with lots of children and everyone has found it really useful as a tool as it signposts us to activities for each child. It’s great to give us a starting point for children new to the setting.”A centre manager said, “We have used WellComm assessment on all 2 year olds in our setting and it has helped us to develop our practices. We now run small groups with our 2 year olds provided by the WellComm tool.”
Additional training
Schools/settings can request whole staff training. This could be run on inset days or as twilight sessions. We have training packages already available and can tailor training to meet your setting’s needs.


Available now:

  • English as an additional language – training for health or education professionals about how children’s language develops in a home with two or more languages. Contact for more information or to book a place. – Next date is planned around May/June 2018

Available soon:

  • Eating and drinking difficulties – training for health professionals who would like to know more about eating and drinking difficulties in children. Register your interest for this course by calling us on 01226 644331


Please contact the department on 01226 644331 to discuss your training needs and the cost to deliver this training.

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