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Introduction to Makaton

Key course information

Health and Social Care


4 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

Makaton is a language programme that supports people who find verbal communication challenging. It uses signs and symbols to enable people to communicate their needs and preferences, to make active choices and to participate as fully as possible at home, in education, in their community and beyond.

What will I learn?

On this course you will learn 100+ signs and symbols for everyday concepts and have fun putting them into practise both as individual words and as short phrases. You will learn a little bit about the background of Makaton and information on how, when, with whom and where it can be used. You will receive plenty of handy hints to help with the practicalities of putting it into action in your home or setting. There will be time to talk about personalising your vocabulary if you come on the course with someone already in mind.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

There is no assessment on this course. You will receive a certificate of attendance.

Additional Costs and Information

There are no additional course costs.

You don’t need to bring anything with you, but if you would like to make any notes, do bring along a pad and pen.

This course will take on one evening per week place at the Trowbridge campus, the details are:
16.09.21-07.10.21 Thursday 18:30-20:30

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

If you wish to formalise your training, The Makaton Charity (via local tutors) offers training from Levels 1-4 and other specialist courses.

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