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The best way to learn Makaton is to attend a workshop. There are a range of workshops available which are designed to meet the level of training that you need; whether you are just starting out, progressing to a more advanced level or aiming to become a Makaton Tutor. Workshops can be provided during the day, evening, and on Saturdays. The maximum number of participants per workshop is 15.
Robinson Makaton Training caters for both Individuals and Organisations. Scroll down to view our other services.
For more information on any of the workshops, including pricing and availability, get in touch.
Makaton Taster Session
If you're interested in finding out about Makaton or in simply developing a skill, this is the course for you. All you need is an adequate level of English language literacy to understand the teaching. The course lasts for 2 hours, and you'll get an insight into what Makaton is and who uses it. You'll also learn approximately 30 signs and symbols. Upon completion, you'll receive a certificate of attendance and printed copies of the signs and symbols learnt during the session.
If you need to learn Makaton at home or in work to communicate with a family member or colleague, consider attending this course. The only criteria are an interest in early communication and an adequate level of English language literacy. This is a practical introductory workshop, where you will learn signs and symbols from stages 1-4 and additional stages of the core vocabulary. You will also learn how to implement Makaton. The workshop comprises of 4 modules; delivered in 2 full days or 4x 2hr 45min sessions. You will receive your own manual with the signs and symbols learnt, as well as a certificate of attendance.
If you have previously attended the Beginner's Workshop and are currently using Makaton at home or in work, then attending the Follow-up Workshop is an ideal way to further your skills. At this workshop, you will learn signs and symbols from stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary. The workshop comprises of 4 modules delivered as 2 full days or 4x 2hr 45min sessions. You will receive your own manual with the signs and symbols learnt, as well as a certificate of attendance.
If you are a professional who requires in-depth training to use Makaton in work; such as teachers, speech and language therapists, or teaching assistants, this is the ideal course for you. You do not need to have attended the Beginner's Workshop to attend the Foundation Workshop. At this workshop you are taught the research into sign and symbol use, and learn signs and symbols from stages 1-4 of the Core Vocabulary. The 4 modules can be delivered in 2 full days or as 4x 3hr sessions. Upon completion, you will receive both a manual and a pocket book of signs and symbols learnt, as well as a certificate of completion.
If you are a professional who requires in-depth training to use Makaton in work and have previously attended the Foundation Workshop, then the Enhancement Workshop gives you the opportunity to advance your Makaton skills. You will learn signs and symbols from stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary, and develop translation skills using signs and symbols. This workshop comprises 6 modules, and can be delivered as 3 full days or 6x 3hr sessions. Upon completion, you will receive both a manual and a pocket book of signs and symbols learnt, as well as a certificate of completion.
Attended a workshop and want to keep in touch?
In addition to delivering the recognised Makaton workshops, I am establishing locality-based Makaton Clubs which encourage and support those who have attended a workshop to help put their training into practice. To request one in your area, let me know!
Looking for bespoke training or consultancy?
I also provide additional training and consultancy to those who have already attended a recognised Makaton workshop. This includes sessions for siblings of Makaton users, or particular vocabulary topics, such as Christmas.
If none of the above workshops fit your need, please get in touch to see how we can work together to create your ideal solution.