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Makaton - Level 1 & 2 Workshop (2 days)

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Course Types
Training Event (face to face)

This workshop is suitable for staff and carers working with people with learning disabilities who want to develop skills in using Makaton.
The two training pathways for professionals and parents/carers have been combined into one route and is now delivered as Makaton Workshops Level 1 and Level 2.

The Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops combined provide the same level of knowledge and vocabulary as a complete Beginners’ or Foundation Workshop. 

Day one - Level 1 workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.

The session includes 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 work.

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

Day two - Level 2 workshop you will learn the signs and symbols from Stages 3 and 4 and the rest of the Additional stage of the Core Vocabulary.

Schools staff: please contact the Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service – Language Team, The Music & Arts Building, County Oak Avenue, in the first instance on 01273 293672.

Start Date
Wednesday 29 June 2022
End Date
Wednesday 6 July 2022
09:30 - 16:00
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the use and purpose of the makaton vocabulary

  • explore the use of augmentative methods of communication

  • introduce and practice signs and symbols from key stages 1-4

  • introduce underpinning theory and research


Additional information
VERY IMPORTANT – It is essential that you and your manager read the attached COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance for Training Participants before attending this training.

Please note:
 there is a booking charge for all Tier 2-5 establishments, including Independent & Voluntary Sector organisations and foster carers, due to the costs of training and resources for this course.
Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Carers / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Foster Carers / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Occupational Therapists / Registered Managers / Social Workers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Volks Room , Bartholomew Square
Event Trainers
Claire Edwards / Mark Russell
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5