ICAN Talk about Talk Secondary

What is Talk about Talk Secondary?

Talk about Talk is an evidenced targeted intervention that helps students aged 14 to 18 with poor communication skills to be ready for the workplace. The programme consists of a series of 13 fully planned one-hour lessons delivered by trained teaching or support staff. Students who are selected to take part in the intervention/lessons will learn and practice the communication skills that support other ‘soft’ employability skills such as team working, time management and problem-solving. Students work towards co-delivering workshops about communication skills to an audience in their school and then to local businesses. Schools may wish to deliver their workshop to their matched business volunteer/Enterprise Adviser or we can provide support in identifying a local business working in partnership with the Responsible Business Network. Workshops help students apply these skills and a range of tools help them reflect on their progress throughout the lessons.

Who is Talk about Talk Secondary training for? 

The training is suitable for Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Special Educational Needs Coordinators who will deliver the programme to the students. The training course provides background on speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as providing full details and materials to deliver the lessons and workshops.

What do I need to deliver the intervention?

The ICAN Talk About Talk Secondary pack (cost: £250) contains the materials that are required in order to participate in the training and carry out the intervention. Once you have booked onto the training course, please order the Talk About Talk Secondary pack to bring with you on your training date/s. This pack includes:

  • An intervention manual containing detailed lesson plans and resources
  • Printed student workbooks to help students reflect on and apply the skills they are learning
  • Access to the online Talk for Work Profile and Tracker, where you can monitor student progress and print reports
  • Online presentations and specifically designed films to support all lessons
  • Additional online materials to organise and run the communication workshops for audience

Please follow this link https://ican.org.uk/training-licensing/i-can-programmes/talk-about-talk-secondary/ and click on ‘Buy’ in order to download the order form to purchase your resource pack.

Introduction Session (free):

If you would like to find out more about the ICAN Talk about Talk Secondary Course, the resources you need to carry out the intervention and ask any questions you have to see if it’s right for your school, come and join us on the Introduction Session.

Please click here to book the Introduction Session.

This is a Zoom (online).  A link will be emailed to you prior to the training.

Workshops are delivered by I CAN Licensed Trainers

Event Timelines

Part 1 of the course

Monday 8th February 13:00pm-16:00pm

Part 2 of the course

Tuesday 9th February 13:00pm-16:00pm

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Event schedule details

  • February 8, 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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