Courses for Professionals and Parents



Course summary: Makaton Foundation course

An accredited 2 day course run by a licensed Makaton trainer for professionals to learn and use signs and symbols to develop the communication skills of a wide range of Makaton users in a variety of settings. The course  combines a practical approach with theory and technical information.

Course Aims:

  • To understand  research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton and an overview of alternative systems of communication.
  • To learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary.
  • The Foundation Workshop certificate will allow you to attend further accredited Makaton training such as the Makaton Enhancement Course.

Course Summary: Makaton Enhancement course

An accredited 3 day course run by a licensed Makaton trainer for  professionals to extend their vocabulary, knowledge of theory and use of Makaton signs and symbols with special learners.  Participants must have attended and passed the Makato Foundation stage and be able to verify this certification.

Course Aims:

  • To extend participants knowledge and breadth of Makaton vocabulary through revision of stages 1-4 and the addition of stages 5-8
  • To gain a deeper understanding of how and why Makaton works and he ways it can be used in different settings to meet a range of needs.
  • Practitioners who have passed the enhancement Makaton course are eligible to continue their student to become a makaton local or Regional tutor.

Cost (Out of borough establishments):

£200 Foundation Makaton 2 day course

£300 Enhancement Makaton 3 day course

 Course Dates

Makaton Foundation 2 day course

Monday 24th June 2019 – 9.30am – 4pm

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 – 9.30am – 4pm

Makaton Enhanced 3 day course

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