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NCC Early Years Local Hubs

As well as attending NNCH meetings, you may wish to join your local hub - book on the Early Years portal

Online Training


Anyone can access this free, online speech, language and communication training written by The Communication Trust which includes:

  • Core modules: understanding speech, language and communication; identification and assessment of need; the communication environment; strategies and support for children with SLCN.

  • Intermediate modules: attention, listening and understanding; vocabulary and expressive language; speech sounds and involving children with SLCN.


Once accessed, training modules can be completed at any time convenient to the participant.

Use the link below to  access the training

Hub Training


We have supported practitioners to access free training in Signalong, Word Aware, Talk Boost and Supporting Children with EAL. 



There is a fantastic range of free training on the Just One Norfolk website: speech sounds, phonological awareness, vocabulary, stammering, understanding and early communication.


Book a place or watch a pre-recorded webinar. 


The Communication Trust have an online short course: An Introduction to Speech, Language and Communication

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have developed some free, online training to ‘improve understanding of children and young people who have both mental health needs (or social emotional and mental health needs – SEMH) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN’).  It can be accessed here

There are lots more ideas for training and CPD in our Communication Champions Audit Tool.

More CPD from Kirstie Page


You may also like to read this article by Kirstie Page article about the importance of understanding Speech, Language and Communication Development when working with children aged 5-7. Follow the link below. 

Speech, Language and Communication Development in Key Stage 1

Moor House Research & Training Institute

Moor House have a series of webinars on DLD on their website which can be accessed live or as a video recording. 

Cost is £20 per attendee per module, all 7 for £100

These are highly informative and offer practical advice for supporting children with DLD. There are other useful resources on the website. 

DLD Webinars

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