Build your own business as a Makaton Tutor

Do you want to be in control of your own destiny but don’t know where to get started?

Do you want to be your own boss?

Do you want to be a leader in the Makaton community?

Imagine being in charge of your hours, working when you want to, where you want to. Makaton Tutor Training gives you accreditation for a lifetime. Become a distinguished Makaton Tutor for life, opening doors for your career and opportunities to run your own business.

The Makaton Tutor Accreditation is for the rest of your career, with continued support from The Makaton Charity to help maintain the quality of the Makaton Language Programme and to continue your personal development.

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Build your own business, on your own terms, at a pace that you decide. Increase your income by offering freelance Makaton training services.

Expand your reach with our booking system and tap into Makaton’s marketing suite of promotional tools and materials to develop your network.

Community and peer support is available and we provide the Makaton Tutor Handbook covering information and policies helping you to get started with your business.

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Makaton Tutor Training courses are flexible hours to fit your own schedule and life demands. Improve your quality of life with your newly found skills through utilising sign and symbol knowledge to promote inclusion and diversity, empowering communication for all.

You may have acquired a lot of Makaton experience as a parent, teacher or SENCO and now is the time to take it to the next level.

Become a qualified Makaton Tutor and join the specialist Makaton Community, leveraging resources and tools to successfully embed and teach the Makaton Language Programme.

Building a solid foundation for your career

Increasing your income

Empowering your community to communicate more confidently

This is the time to invest in your future. Let's transform lives together.

Still not sure? Call 01276 606777 or Check out our FAQ

What’s in the course?

The Makaton Tutor Training journey examines the design of the Makaton Language Programme and its implementation over an extensive range of communication difficulties.  On this course you will:

  • Increase your knowledge of language structure
  • Learn about techniques to advance signing and symbol use
  • Acquire translation skills
  • Deliver Makaton Workshops to our standard of Excellence
  • Gain 24/7 digital access to learning resources
  • Join the most collaborative Tutor Network
  • Have opportunities to be involved and influence the direction of The Makaton Charity
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Tutor Training. It was all online and I was super lucky to have such a fantastic group of trainees on the call alongside our Tutors Tracy and Sarah, who took us through the whole programme. I am excited to now be part of the Tutor Network and can’t wait to see where my career progresses with Makaton.”
“It’s been a wonderful journey full of hard work, planning, preparation but well worth it for the opportunity to give my students a voice. To give them a chance to make choices and be independent, but most of all, to provide them with access to a language programme that can help enable each and every one of them to reach their full potential.”
“There is always someone to support at any time. I have taken away so much from this journey, particularly a new found confidence that I never realised I had. Becoming a Makaton Tutor is one of my proudest achievements and a title that I will truly cherish.”