Online Training


The Norwich Opportunity Area is able to offer access to free, online speech, language and communication training to staff in any school or setting in Norfolk.


Training has been written by The Communication Trust and will include:

  • 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

If you would like to find out more, contact our Hub or the NOA Communication Champions Project Manager Ashley Cater:

Hub Training


Last year, schools and settings attending Hub meetings throughout the city were able to access free training in Signalong, Word Aware, Talk Boost, Autism Awareness and Supporting Children with EAL. 

We are planning exciting new training opportunities for 2022/2023 - Watch this Space!



External Training

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.

FREE AET 'Making Sense of Autism Training' can be accessed through EPSS. 

Further details in the flyer below. Other dates and times are available here

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