Transforming lives through communication

Do you want to transform lives through helping all children, including those with communication difficulties?

Do you continuously struggle with limited resources and battle with budgets in your school?

Do you want to be a leader in your school?

Imagine enabling your students and colleagues to communicate confidently and effectively while also optimising your skills to further your career.

Improve your quality of life within your school with your newly found skills through utilising Makaton sign and symbol knowledge to promote inclusion and diversity, empowering communication for all.

Makaton Tutors are transforming lives of children everyday by giving them the confidence to express themselves independently, reducing frustration and promoting inclusion.

Your accreditation will help your school gain additional funding to ensure that all children with special educational needs are fully supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.

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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. You will become a distinguished Makaton Tutor for life which will open doors for your career.

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

Elevating your Ofsted status

Empowering your students to communicate more confidently and independently

Enhancing your career with the Makaton Accreditation

Teach Makaton to your colleagues

For over 50 years, The Makaton Charity has consistently helped teachers to support their students to fulfil their potential and we will do the same for you on your journey to becoming a Makaton Tutor.

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

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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.”