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Makaton Beginners Workshop (2 days)

Event code EYC 19/204 
Event description The Beginners’ Workshop provides a practical introduction to Makaton for workers, parents and carers who need to use Makaton in everyday situations, at work and/or at home. You will learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 of the Core Vocabulary plus the Additional Vocabulary. The course is very practical and interactive.
This is a two day course. Certificates are provided by The Makaton Charity and will be signed by the tutor on completion of each training module.

This course will be delivered by a qualified Makaton Regional Tutor. This is a two day course and participants must attend both days to complete the course.

Pre Course Information:
There is an additional charge of £32 for the manuals. 
Training objectives The workshop will equip you to:

know about the history, design and structure of the Makaton Core and Resource Vocabularies;

be able to use signs and symbols from Stages 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Additional Vocabulary in the daily environment, and use signing techniques for placement, directionality and movement;

know how the signs used with the Makaton vocabulary are derived;

understand the Makaton symbols design themes, and begin to feel confident to draw them by hand and use them in a variety of other ways, with and without signs, to suit users’ needs;

be informed about the other Makaton Training Courses and Workshops and associated Resource Materials.

It is essential to attend all four Modules in order to progress to the Follow-Up Workshop.
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image 
Subject areas Equality and Inclusion
Target audience
Breakfast Club/After School Club Practitioner / Breakfast/After School Club Manager / Childminder - Eligible / Childminder - Registered / Childminder Assistant / Children Centre - All Staff / Children's Centre Creche Worker / Children's Centre Managers/Team Leaders / Deputy Head / Deputy Manager / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager / EY Teacher / EY Teaching Assistant / Foundation Stage Leader / Holiday Play Scheme Managers / Holiday Play Scheme Practitioners / Nursery Teacher / Playworker / SEN Co-ordinator / Team Leaders
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Tudor Park Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4NQ map
Location Maidstone
Training Provider The Education People - EYC Equality and Inclusion
Admin contact Victoria Parker (
Louise Grayson
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
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Number of credits 0
Funding information This is a two day course. Certificates are provided by The Makaton Charity and will be signed by the tutor on completion of each training module.

20% VAT will be added to the event charge at the point of Invoice.

There is an additional charge of £32 for the manuals which will be included on the event charge invoice.

Start date Tuesday 1 October 2019
Times 09:30 - 15:30
Number of sessions This event has 2 sessions. Click here to view session information.