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Communication Courses at Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust leads the field when it comes to helping those with the most severe learning disabilities to communicate. Our training courses draw on decades of expertise to provide you with the cutting edge knowledge, skills and confidence you need to build communication skills for life. All courses are delivered by Seashell Trust’s friendly team of highly experienced specialist practitioners.

Courses can be tailored to your organisation and delivered in-house or you can attend one of our training events listed below, which are held at our site near Stockport - Click the hyperlinks below for more information.

British Sign Language, From Wednesday 5th September for 12 weeks per unit, from £100 Learn how to communicate a range of everyday topics using British Sign Language. Gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL. Course runs for 12 weeks and various time slots are available.

Signalong, From Monday 10th/ Tuesday 11th/ Thursday 13th September for 12 weeks, £100 A key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language and used in spoken word order. Course runs for 12 weeks and various time slots are available.

Makaton Foundation Course, Wednesdays 19th and 26th September, £120 A detailed introduction to Makaton, offering plenty of practical experience of signing alongside theory and technical information.

Makaton Enhancement Workshop, Wednesdays 3rd, 10th and 17th October, £210 For those who have completed the Makaton Foundation course, an opportunity to improve and develop signing and symbol skills.

Elklan Communication Support for pupils (aged 0-25) with complex needs, From Monday 8th October, early bird price of £299 Speech and language support for children and young people with complex needs. Our accredited Elklan training has been designed to help maximise the communication potential of children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.