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Course schedule 2021/22

Course 1 – Language Fundamentals


When? 4 October 2021.

Who? Mandatory for all teaching assistants delivering NELI and their Reception class teachers. Optional for NELI leads. All nominated staff will receive email invitations from the platform FutureLearn to enrol for the online training.

Details

This course and covers the fundamental aspects of understanding and supporting language development, as well as an overview of the NELI programme. It includes details of how to complete your pupil assessments using the LanguageScreen tablet-based app (to be completed in November-December) to select pupils for NELI.

Note: Please add please.do.not.reply@futurelearn.com to your safe senders list. If you don’t receive your invite, please check your junk/spam/clutter folder for an email with the header “OxEd and Assessment Ltd has invited you to join an online course on FutureLearn.”

Course 2 – Delivering the Nuffield Early Language Intervention


When? 8 November 2021.

Who? Mandatory for teaching assistants or others delivering the programme to the children. Optional for Reception class teachers and NELI leads.

Details

To enrol in the second NELI training course, click the link in Step 1.43 of Course 1 (“Important information for all NELI trainees and a link to Course 2”) and then click ‘accept and join course’. This will add the course to your FutureLearn account and list it as a course in ‘Your learning’.

We will also email an invitation to join Course 2 to all nominated teaching assistants who have not already enrolled via the link above on the course launch date. Teaching assistants must complete both Course 1 and 2 before beginning to deliver NELI in early January.

For this course we recommend you refer to your NELI resource kit, due to be delivered to schools in early November.

Course 3 – The Nuffield Early Language Intervention: Teaching Letter Sounds and Phonological Awareness


When? Short course launches February 2022.

Who? Mandatory for teaching assistants or others delivering the programme to the children. Optional for Reception class teachers and NELI leads.

Details

To enrol in the third NELI training course click the link in Step 1.25 of Course 2 (“What comes next and a link to the Delivery Support Hub and last short course”) and then click ‘accept and join course’. This will add the course to your FutureLearn account and list it as a course in ‘Your learning’.

We will also email an invitation to join Course 3 to all nominated teaching assistants who have not already enrolled via the link above on the course launch date.

This short course should be completed before you reach Part 2 of the programme i.e. when you have completed the first 10 weeks of the 20-week NELI programme with your selected children.

NELI Delivery Support Hub


When? Launches early November 2021.

Who? Strongly recommended for teaching assistants or others delivering the programme to the children. Optional for Reception class teachers and NELI leads.

Details

There is a link allowing access to the NELI Delivery Support Hub from Course 2. See Step 1.25 of Course 2 (“What comes next and a link to the Delivery Support Hub and last short course”).

Ask questions, share tips and discuss NELI with fellow NELI practitioners. Open to every trainee on completion of Course 2.