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Makaton Level 1 Workshop

This one day workshop offers practical and hands-on Makaton training for those starting their Makaton sign language journey.

Makaton Training - Level 1 Workshop

Are you an early years practitioner, worker, carer, or loved one of a Makaton user? If you’re looking to expand your knowledge, we have the Makaton sign language course for you.

This one day Makaton training workshop provides a practical introduction to Makaton for those who need to use it in everyday situations, at home and/or at work. You might find it useful, for example, if you work in an early years setting or with autistic people and those with learning disabilities that use the language.

How Does Makaton Training - Level 1 Work?

Within this workshop, you will learn the signs and symbols for stages 1 & 2 of the core vocabulary plus half of the additional vocabulary. The course is very practical and interactive.

Up to 15 delegates can attend this event as stipulated by the Makaton Charity due to the nature of the training. The training can be delivered as a one day workshop advertised via CPD online, or as a one day workshop in-house.

We can deliver virtually for up to 11 delegates per course.  Virtual training can be delivered over two sessions on two separate days or all on the same day. Please note that Zoom courses are not recorded. 

There is an additional charge of £18.90 per person for the Makaton manual required for this workshop. If you are attending the virtual workshop there is an additional charge of £10 to cover the postage, packing and admin for sending the manual out to you. 

Your attendance certificate is in the back of the manual. Your tutor will sign the certificate before you leave the training. If you are attending a virtual training you will be able to sign your own certificate. The tutor will provide their tutor ID number for you.  Please keep your attendance certificate as you will need it if you wish to attend the Level 2 Workshop.

What Will You Learn in the Workshop?

On completion of the Makaton Training - Level 1 Workshop participants should:

  • know about the history, design and structure of the Makaton Core and resource vocabularies

  • be able to use signs and symbols from stages 1 & 2 and half of the additional vocabulary in their daily environment, and use signing techniques for placement, directionality and movement

  • know how the signs used with the Makaton vocabulary are derived

  • have a knowledge of the different approaches available to develop the communication skills of a wide range of Makaton users

  • be informed about the other Makaton training courses and workshops.

It is essential to attend the Level 1 workshop in order to progress to the Level 2 workshop.



Individual - £100 +VAT plus £18.90 per person for the manual

Group - £690 +VAT plus £18.90 per person for the manual


Individual - £98 +VAT plus £28.90 per person for the training manual, postage and packaging

Group - £621 +VAT plus £18.90 per person for the training manual. The charge for postage and packaging can be agreed at the time of booking

To book as a group, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

In order to attend this training you will need access to a stable internet connection and a full size laptop, iPad, or similar. The training course is not suitable to be delivered or attended on a mobile phone. You will need to see the tutor and other participants clearly, and they will need to see you, from at least the top of the head to waist height.

The Makaton Training - Level 1 Workshop is delivered by fully-qualified tutors using Zoom. The training can be delivered over two separate days or all on one day. Please note that the maximum number of delegates for this course is 11.

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