Face-to-face workshops

There are over 1,000 licensed Makaton Tutors across the UK, delivering training to over 30,000 parents, carers and professionals every year.  Having a tutor network across the UK means people access Makaton training locally and have a local support network.

Most tutors are employed by health, education and social care organisations and deliver Makaton training as part of their job.  Others work in a freelance capacity.

Covid restrictions

We are currently not advertising face-to-face workshops on the Makaton website. The guidance from each of the UK countries, and within each Tier 3 zone, on whether face-to-face training would be Covid compliant is unclear and varies significantly. We understand this is frustrating, however it is the duty of the Charity to ensure the safety of participants, Makaton Tutors and the wider public.

If Tutors are delivering face-to-face training, it is very important that they take advice from their local council and health authority on the presiding conditions and rules that are applicable within the training location. Tutors must undertake their own risk assessment, maintain full compliance with all local and national restrictions, and ensure their personal trading insurance allows them to operate. 

How much is the training?

Makaton workshops are provided through our tutor network. In order to help keep the cost of Makaton training as low as possible, The Makaton Charity recommends the levels of fees that tutors and trainers should charge. Tutors and trainers charge for the training they offer but sometimes have to add on the cost of room hire, travel and other necessary expenses.

As part of your training, you will receive your own study materials which include: Makaton symbols and signs, participant manual(s) and a certificate of attendance.