The What Works Training Database is a free,
moderated virtual library of evaluated training programmes to
support children's speech, language and communication.
The What Works Training Database is hosted by
The Communication Trust, with development of the site funded by the
Department for Education.
Some important points to keep in mind when using
the the What Works Training
- Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of
the information given, no legal responsibility is accepted for any
errors, omissions or misleading statements.
- Please note that although the What
Works Training Database was developed from the What
Works Intervention Database, the level of evidence and
evaluation required is different. The moderating process also
differs as submissions will only be reviewed by one member of the
Moderating Group and will not be taken to group meetings so there
will be no deadline for submitting programmes.
- The What Works Training Database does not
promise to be comprehensive at this stage. We have only included so
far, training programmes that we have been made aware of, which
meet the submission criteria. We hope that the database will prompt
others to share their programmes with The Communication Trust,
adding to the evidence base around training on speech, language and
- Inclusion on the What Works Training
Database therefore does not constitute an endorsement from The
Communication Trust (or the What Works Moderating Group)
either for individual training programmes or the organisations
which produced them. When a programme is accepted
onto the What Works Training Database, the
submitters are provided with suggested text to use to describe
- Readers are encouraged to look at all the information and
evaluation on each training programme to ensure that they
understand all details.
Below please find the suggested text to describe
the What Works Training Database:
"The What Works Training Database brings together
evaluated speech language and communication training programmes to
enable professionals to find out more about their evidence. You are
able to view who the training programme was written by, audience
type and evaluation information. Practitioners and training
providers are welcome to submit and can find details to do this on
the website, http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/whatworkstraining.
The database is hosted by The Communication Trust but moderated by
a group of eminent academics in speech, language and