Join the million strong community using Makaton every day

Do you want every client to achieve the maximum result?

Do you find your days are stressful and the job can be draining?

Do you struggle to find the time and energy to keep up with your CPD?

Imagine being able to help more clients more often, bringing about language development in the shortest possible time. The Makaton Language Programme is flexible and can be used alongside other programmes such as the Derbyshire Language Scheme and Elklan. 

Improve your quality of life by having less stressful days and better outcomes for your clients. Adding Makaton Tutor Accreditation is another way to provide a Total Communication approach and Language Programme for a variety of clients.

Joining the community of accredited Makaton experts helps increase your skillset and specialist knowledge. Boost your annual income with the opportunity to expand your reach as an Makaton expert.

Your current Speech and Language Therapist qualifications enable you to complete the Makaton accreditation within 6 months. Fitting in the training requirement is easy with flexible hours that you can fit into your own schedule.

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Become a qualified Makaton Tutor and join the specialist Makaton Community, with resources and tools to successfully help your clients reach their potential. Sign and symbol expertise can help to promote inclusion and diversity, empowering communication for all.

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.

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

Providing more understanding and expression

Expanding your range of specialist services

Empowering your clients to communicate effectively

For over 50 years, Makaton has consistently helped Speech and Language Therapists to support their clients to fulfil their potential and we will do the same for you on your journey to becoming an accredited Makaton Tutor.

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 the Makaton Language Programme
  • 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.”