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Join the Support Collective for this free, online Level 1 Makaton Training taking place in February. This training is for family carers and support workers supporting adults (18 years +) through a Personal Budget from Adult Social Care. The programme of training is delivered in conjunction with Independent Lives and is funded through Skills for Care.

There are limited places available for people funded through Personal Health Budgets, or people who support someone aged under 18 – please contact Sarah to check availability.

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 work.


Level 1 training is made up of two modules over 2 sessions taking place via Zoom:

9:30am – 1pm, Tuesday 15th and Tuesday 22nd February

Study materials

You will receive a Participant’s Manual, which includes the Makaton symbols and signs that you learn in the workshop.

You will also be given a certificate of attendance.  Please remember to keep your Level 1 training certificate in case you want to attend further Makaton training.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

What is Makaton?

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.

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