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Makaton Foundation Level 1 (Webinar)


This one day course is for Early Years settings, Childminders, Out of School Clubs and Schools with Early Years Provision. If you not fall into on of these groups, but work with young children, please email

This is a certified Makaton Foundation Level 1 online course for those working in Early Years. It includes a workbook and certificate of completion. You will need to provide the trainer with your address to receive these.

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. Mobile phones are unsuitable due to the small screen.

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 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 those working in Early Years. You must have an understanding of early communication skills to attend.

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    Sheila Inwards
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Monday 26 September 202209:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Monday 26 September 2022

    09:30 - 16:30

    Online Learning


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