Level 4 Training

Level 4 completes the Core Vocabulary and develops your understanding and skills in using Makaton to support people with a wide range of communication difficulties.

You will revise the signs and symbols you learned in your Level 1, 2 and 3 workshops and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 7 and 8 of the Core Vocabulary.


The Level 4 workshop consists of two modules which can be delivered in a number of different ways.

A Face-to-Face or in-person workshop is typically covered in one full day of around 7 hours.

Online training for Level 4 takes a minimum of seven hours and can be delivered in 2 - 4 sessions on one or more days, for example:

  • 1 full day (one session in the morning, one in the afternoon.  (8 hours is recommended to allow plenty of time for lunch, and other breaks from the screen)
  • 2 x 3.5-4-hour sessions (different days)
  • 3 x 2.5-hour sessions (different days)
  • 4 x 2-hour sessions (different days)

For Level 4 training you should attend one of the following workshops:

  • Level 4 workshop
  • Follow-Up Workshop (Day 2) *
  • Enhancement Workshop (Day 2) *

* The Follow-Up and Enhancement Workshops have now been superceded.  Levels 3 & 4 together cover the same content.

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Entry criteria

Participants must have completed Level 3 training.

Study materials

For the Level 4 workshop you will receive a Participant’s Manual  which includes the Makaton symbols and signs that you learn in the workshop.

For all 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 4 training, you may be interested in attending one of our specialist workshops