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Makaton Foundation Level 1 Webinar


This two day course is for practitioners who need to use Makaton at work.

This certified Makaton Foundation Level 1 online course gives you an opportunity to be part of a small group with direct access to a trainer who will be 'teaching' during the session.

You must have access to a computer, stable internet connection, a web camera with microphone and have set up a Zoom account to be able to participate.

Please contact the Early Years Training team on if you have any questions about Zoom. The joining link will be emailed to you by Early Years Training the day before the course; it is not on the course confirmation email. If you do not receive the link, please check your junk mail folder, then email

The course includes a workbook and certificate of completion. You will need to provide the trainer with your address to receive these.
The aim of this course is to provide you with a detailed introduction to Makaton Foundation Level. It combines a practical approach with theory and technical information, as well as an experiential introduction to communication disability.
If you apply what you have learnt in this course you will be able to;

  • Describe the use and purpose of Makaton.
  • Describe emotional and psychological effects associated with severe communication difficulties.
  • Use multi modal forms of communication including signs, symbols, speech and body language to convey information.
  • Organise information in order to convey it to others and extend interactions.
  • Understand and use the signs and symbols included in this level, how to use these in a sentence.
  • Use direction, placement and movement during non-verbal communication.
  • Recognise, draw and demonstrate the signs and symbols for Stages 1, 2 and part A of the additional stage from the core vocabulary.
  • This course has been developed for Early Years settings, but other groups are welcome. You must have an understanding of early communication skills.

    The course is £59. Places on this event are non-refundable. You must complete both sessions in order to be awarded your certificate.

    Please email your postal address as soon as you have paid, so we can send you the course materials.
    Early Years
    Early Years
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    Sheila Inwards
    Learning and Development Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Saturday 6 March 202113:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA
    Session 2Saturday 13 March 202113:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Saturday 6 March 2021

    13:30 - 16:30

    Online Learning


    Session 2
    Saturday 13 March 2021

    13:30 - 16:30

    Online Learning


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