Empowering communication for all

Do you want to transform lives through helping people with learning and communication difficulties?

Do you want to be a leader in your community?

Are you passionate about Makaton and ready to take the next step on your Makaton journey?

Imagine empowering communication for all while enhancing your Makaton skills and knowledge. Makaton Tutors are transforming lives everyday by giving people within their communities with communication difficulties the confidence to express themselves independently, reducing frustration and promoting inclusion.

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, and enhance your career through utilising sign and symbol knowledge to promote inclusion and diversity within your settings.

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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.

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

We help you with our online booking system and Makaton’s marketing suite of promotional tools and materials to develop your network.

Elevating your Makaton skills and knowledge

Joining the specialist Makaton Tutor community

Building a career for life

This is the right 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.”
Sam
“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.”
Pixie
“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.”
Jess