Level 3 Training

Level 3 training helps you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively every day.

You will revise the signs and symbols you learned in your Level 1 and 2 training, and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5 and 6 of the Core Vocabulary.


Level 3 training is made up of two modules that The Makaton Charity recommends are delivered online in two sessions of four hours each, on one or more days.
When face-to-face workshops are permitted again, Level 3 will typically be a full day of training.

For Level 3 training you should attend one of the following workshops:

  • Level 3 workshop
  • Follow-Up Workshop (Day 1)
  • Enhancement Workshop (Day 1)

It does not matter which workshop you attend as they cover the same content.

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Entry criteria

Participants must have completed Level 2 training.

Study materials

For the Level 3 workshop you will receive a Participant’s Manual which includes the Makaton symbols and signs that you learn in the workshop.

If you attend a Follow-Up Workshop, you will receive 2 workshop manuals which include the signs and symbols that you have learned. 

If you attend an Enhancement Workshop, you will receive 6 workshop manuals, Pocket Book of Signs 2 and Pocket Book of Symbols 2.

For all the workshops you will be given a certificate of attendance. Please remember to keep your certificate in case you want to attend further Makaton training.

Next step

After completing Level 3 training, you can complete your understanding of the Core Vocabulary by attending a Level 4 workshop .