Makaton Level 3 Workshop
About this course
This course is a one-day course but can be delivered in 2 or 3 shorter sessions if required. Level 3 training helps increase Makaton skills including to a more advanced level of application. Practise signing in conversations and learn advanced techniques to ensure your signing is conveying accurate meaning. Learn signs and symbols from Stages 5 and 6 of the Core Vocabulary and work on improving your signing technique.
During this workshop, you will learn:
- Signs and symbols for Stages 5 and 6 of the Core Vocabulary and some of the Additional Vocabulary
- How to sign in conversation
- Advanced techniques to ensure the choice of signs used convey meaning accurately
- To develop the tools for using Makaton with people who are ready to learn more
- Sign production techniques
This resource is essential for this training
The Participant Manual is an 84 page, soft back spiral bound book that is posted to you in an A4 padded envelope. In addition to the line drawings of the signs, and all of the symbols you are taught on the course, the manual contains practice exercises, notes to complement the information sessions included on the course, and lots of ideas about ways you can maintain and develop your Makaton skills.
Makaton Level 3 Participant Manual
The Participant Manual is included in the course fee.
Who this course is suitable for
This course is suitable for: Childminders, Children's Care Workers, Early Years Practitioners, Family Members, Health Visitors, Learning Support Teachers, Mentors, Nurses, Parents, Social Workers, Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo), Specialist and Advisory Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), Speech and Language Therapy Assistants, Support Workers, Teachers, Teaching Assistants
In order to attend this course, you must have previously completed Makaton Levels 1 and 2.
The Makaton Charity advises as follows regarding overseas applications to join UK Makaton courses:
In theory, you can access the online Makaton training from anywhere in the world, but please bear in mind that British Makaton uses signs drawn from British Sign Language. When Makaton is used in other countries it needs to be adapted to suit the local culture and dominant spoken and signed languages. Unless spoken English and British Makaton are the dominant language and alternative/augmentative communication (AAC) methods are used where you are (eg. in an English-speaking International school community), you might find it counter-productive and confusing for people. At the moment we only have printed versions of the workshop participant’s manuals available so you would need to pay additional postage for this and allow extra time for it to reach you.
This course can be delivered live using Zoom or Face-to-Face.
Course Beetle is an approved supplier for NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and Schools.
“The course was well-paced and very enjoyable. The tutor did a brilliant job at pulling out the relevant bits for all the participants. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to going on to Level 4.”
“Brilliant and worthwhile! Great course and approachable tutor. Loved the online format. It was great practising conversions in Makaton.”
“I found it useful learning the new signs and symbols and having opportunities to practise this throughout. Loved the little quizzes to test our knowledge and discover our little mistakes that need tweaking. I enjoyed learning how to combine signs as well as how to implement these with the symbols for the children in my class.”