Online workshops

Learn Makaton in the comfort of your own home. All you need to take part is a computer with a webcam and a stable internet connection.

How does online training work?  

Online training is a combination of practical signing sessions and presentations delivered live by a Licensed Makaton Tutor in a virtual meeting room.  Your Tutor will send you a link/invitation to the training upon payment. You will need to provide your address to the tutor so they can send you a Participant’s Manual.  The training is done as a workshop in real time so you will need to be ready to learn at the time your training begins.  Online Workshop for Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be delivered in two or more sessions, totaling 7 - 8 hours. The sessions may be on the same day or spread over more than one day.

Online workshops are limited to eleven participants.

How do I find an online Workshop?

Go to Find training and set the Online filter to Yes.

Although location technically doesn't matter for online workshops, we'd encourage you to train with a Tutor in your area if possible to support our network and facilitate further training and support for yourself in future. 

What do I get for attending online Makaton training?

Participant’s Manual containing the Makaton signs and symbols you will learn in the workshop.

Emailed confirmation of attendance followed by a Certificate of Attendance posted at a later date.

Group participation to boost confidence with signing and add an additional skill.   

Do I need a camera to participate in online training?

Yes, this is a requirement to enable you to participate in our training online. You will need to keep your camera on during the practical activities so your Tutor can see your signing and support you if needed.  Your torso, face and hands will need to be in view on the camera to allow the Tutor to see your signs effectively.

How much is the training?

The Makaton Charity’s recommended price for online workshops is £77. This is to support our entire Tutor network and encourage consistency for learners across the UK.

I can’t attend training in the daytime, will there be workshops available in the evening or at weekends?

Our Licensed Tutors may offer training at a range of different times, but we cannot guarantee this as the Tutors are not directly employed by The Makaton Charity.  Please contact a Tutor local to your area if you cannot find any and they may be able to redirect you to a Tutor who is offering this provision. 

Can I access the training on my smartphone?

No, smartphones are not suitable as they do not give enough visibility to support the teaching of signs.