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Makaton Training Level 1



Over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs, either as their main method of communication or as a way to support speech. Makaton has been shown to be useful for all sorts of people including those who struggle with understanding concepts, those who have poor literacy skills, including grammatical knowledge, and those with English as an Additional Language. By using Makaton, children and adults can take a more active part in life, because communication and language are the key to everything we do and learn.

Level 1 training is the starting point for learning Makaton. It is recommended for: Teaching staff, parents/carers and support workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work Participants who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication skills of others.


This one day Level 1 training provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or at work.

You will also learn the signs and symbols from Stages 1 and 2, and some of the Additional stages of the Core Vocabulary.


We also offer the option for you to host our training in your school/service. Please get in touch to find out more.


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