Learn Makaton in the comfort of your own home.
We have been working hard to adapt our service within the current
uncertain climate, to ensure we meet the needs of the Makaton community
during these challenging times. We are delighted to announce that
Makaton workshops are now being delivered online by licensed Makaton
All you need is a computer with a webcam and a stable internet connection.
Online workshops are limited to 8 participants.
How does online training work?
The 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 a minimum of 2 sessions totalling 7 - 8 hours.
How do I find an online Workshop?
Follow the link to Find a workshop near you and enter the first half of your postcode.
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 Recommended Retail Price is £69, this is to support
our Makaton community through this time of crisis. Please note that
this RRP is approximately 50% of the average price for face to face
workshops and it will increase once the current Covid-19 shut down
measures are relaxed.
Will online training continue after Covid-19?
Yes, the training will continue and there will be an inflation in
price. The Makaton Charity’s team are doing all we can to support our
community through this time of crisis.
When are additional online workshops coming?
Additional online training workshops will be added in due course as
we trial the workshops to ensure they are of a high standard.
I can’t attend training in the daytime, will there be workshops available in the evening or at weekends?
Our Licenced 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.