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Platform 3 Pilot Projects

In 2013-16 The Communication Trust received funding from the Department for Education to pilot Platform 3 and it has since been trialled and tested by many practitioners across the country with a large number successfully completing their award.

Platform 3 2013 - 2015

From 2013-2015, through funding from the Department for Education's Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Grant scheme, The Communication Trust developed and piloted Platform 3: Study, Learn, Qualify.

230 Early Years practitioners were enrolled on the Platform 3 pilot, and 100% of those who completed the post qualification evaluation felt that they were more knowledgeable, confident and skills in:

  • Supporting development of speech, language and communication (SLC)
  • Identifying children who are struggling

To read the evaluation report for this pilot project please click here.


Platform 3 for Childminders

Following the success of the 2013-2015 pilot project, The Communication Trust was awarded further funding through the Department for Education VCS Grant Scheme for 2015-2016. We worked with PACEY to tailor the existing delivery mechanisms of the qualification to address the specific needs of childminders.

To read about one learner's experience of Platform 3, click here.

The evaluation report for the childminders pilot project can be accessed here.

Further information about the pilot projects can be found here.