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Makaton Level 1 Sign and Symbol workshop - September 2023

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Category SEND & Inclusion Teaching Assistants & Support Staff

Target audienceTeacher
Teaching Assistant
Inclusion Manager

Audience capacity12


Type1 session x 6 hrs


To be able to use early concept signs, symbols and speech from Stages 1 and 2
To be able to use half the additional vocabulary from the Core Vocabulary in the daily environment
To use Makaton techniques for directionality, placement and movement
To understand how to introduce Makaton universally, in a practical way


This intensive 1-day course, accredited by Makaton, is designed to enable participants to use prescribed signs, symbols and speech to support and develop children’s communication skills. The workshops will provide a practical introduction to the use of sign, symbol together with speech, teaching of stages 1 and 2 plus half the additional vocabulary, from the Makaton Core Vocabulary. Sessions will also include discussions around commonly asked questions, tips for effective sign & symbol use and how to start using Makaton in your settings to aid, support and accelerate the development of language for individuals and groups of children. The course consists of 2 modules created by Makaton; each module must be completed as set out for you to receive your Makaton Certificate.
In order to ensure high quality training our Licensed Tutors will adhere to Makaton’s guidelines.

A charge of £18.90 for the Makaton manual will be made for SEND/Inclusion subscription schools. For non-subscription schools, this charge is included in the course fee.

Come and join our session lead by Licenced Makaton Tutors to gain new skills in Communication and Interaction

Professional Learning Packages:

Schools have the option to buy a professional learning (PL) package for Teaching Assistants & Support Staff. Once purchased, the PL Booker for each school can book two people onto all courses within Teaching Assistants & Support Staff. Additional places will be charged at the cost displayed on the course page.

To purchase the package:

  • Log into the hub
  • Scroll down to the Schools Traded Services Store
  • Click ''Enfield Education'
  • Select the package of professional learning you which to purchase
  • If you are purchasing for more than one school, select the school you are purchasing for

Packages can be purchased for non-Enfield schools, please select the OutOfBorough option.


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