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Makaton Level 1

Level 1

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Level 1 is the starting point for learning Makaton. It is recommended for:

  • Parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work

  • Participants who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication skills of others


  • 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.

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

Study Materials​

  • If you attend a Level 1 workshop o you will receive a Participant's Manual, which includes the Makaton symbols and signs that you learn in the workshop.

  • ou 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.

Course Delivery

  • The workshop can be delivered online over Zoom or in a live workshop.

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