Caerphilly Early Years Speech, Language & Communication Training Pathway 2023-2028

The information on this page is for early years practitioners and relevant professionals working with families in the Caerphilly county borough only

Caerphilly Early Years Speech, Language & Communication Training Pathway 2023-2028

In the Caerphilly county borough, we are building a highly trained, skilled, and motivated workforce to support every child to have the best start in life.

Early Years partners have developed this training pathway to enable practitioners, to clearly identify what training they need, how to access it, and what opportunities there are to further develop their skills and knowledge. Along with training, it provides access to toolkits and self-evaluation frameworks for practitioners to use.

Do you know?

  • 4.8% of school children in Wales have speech, language, and communication needs.
  • 32% of children with speech, language and communication needs live in areas pf high social disadvantage.
  • 81% of children with emotional and behavioural disorders have communication needs not previously identified.
  • 30% of children in Wales with Additional Learning Needs have speech, language and communication needs, the most common type of Additional Learning Need in Wales.

Source: Flying Start Speech, Language and Communication (SLC) guidance. Welsh Government 2024

Who is it for?

The pathway has been created to support practitioners working with children aged 0 – 4 years 11 months in Caerphilly county borough.

How do I access the training?

Information about accessing the training is embedded throughout the document.

How do I know which course is correct for me?

The training pathway illustrates very clearly which course is best suited for each job role, if you have any queries or are uncertain in anyway, please contact us at


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