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Testimonials from our tutors

See what our tutors say about working with Course Beetle

“I can honestly say that delivering Makaton Training for Course Beetle is absolutely great. I love delivering training at The Hub in Shrewsbury, which is such a lovely, friendly place to work from. The courses I deliver are mainly for parents and carers – which for me is a natural extension on from the many years I spent working with children and families in education settings.

I also love getting the opportunity to deliver Taster sessions and Beginners Courses in other locations. I have total freedom to say when I am available, and great care is always taken to make sure everything I need is organised for me. It also helps totally that the courses themselves are brilliant, and people get so much benefit from them. I really love it when people come back to me and say how they’ve put what they learned with me into practice straight away.”

Denise Winter

Makaton Regional Tutor

“I love the concept of Course Beetle! It can be frustrating when you know there are people out there desperate to get places on really good courses like the Makaton Workshops I deliver – and tutors – like me who love delivering training but are so busy it’s not always easy to sort the arrangements out.

I like the fact that at Course Beetle they totally understand what all the different courses are, and can help people get on the right course for them. It’s also great for me that Course Beetle will help me put on courses local to me. I am really happy to travel to clients’ sites – but it is brilliant to also have Course Beetle set up work for me close to home.”

Tracy Clark

Makaton Senior Tutor, Rotherham

“Working with Dot Reeves within Course Beetle is such a joy. It is very rewarding to deliver training to education staff that I am personally passionate about. I love to hear the difference the courses can make to settings and individual clients, as staff share how they have implemented strategies between sessions. Course Beetle is an organisation that truly understands the current issues in speech and language within the education environment today. It is an organisation which strives to make a significant impact in helping staff develop and as a result education environments change.”

Nikki Stinton

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist and Licensed Elklan Tutor

“I have recently run a few different courses for Course Beetle: Safeguarding with Makaton, Makaton Foundation Workshop and MyChoicePad training. I have put on courses myself over the years but having an organisation to do all the promotion, booking participants & venues, ordering materials etc etc etc really has made the hugest difference! I just rock up at the venue and do the bits I love (the training & meeting great people!) without the hassle! Everything has run really smoothly & the communication has be excellent. Thank you to the lovely folk at Course Beetle!”

Ami Coleman

Independent Speech & Language Therapist, Makaton Regional Tutor, MyChoicePad trainer.

“I was recommended to get in touch with Course Beetle by a Speech and Language Therapist I work with, who knew how helpful they could be to me, as I am really keen to deliver more training in my locality.

I ended up travelling over to attend a Safeguarding Workshop another Makaton Tutor was putting on for Course Beetle. After this I was invited to a meeting to find out more, and talk about my goals for training, and to talk about my experience and expertise. I fully understand that the organisation need to be sure of the quality of the tutors delivering for them – so I am really really delighted things are moving forward for me really well, and we’ve already got a course organised, ready to take bookings. Exciting times!”


Makaton Regional Tutor, Stoke-on-Trent

“I am really excited about putting some training on through Course Beetle!  I’ve put on several general Makaton courses myself – but having the encouragement and support of Course beetle has really motivated me to put on the new Makaton Safeguarding Training which I am licensed to deliver. The Safeguarding Course is a brilliant course – but there is a lot of preparation for the tutor to do – and it is really great for me that I can concentrate on the course preparation rather than worrying about the bookings and money side of things.

Erin Jeffries

Makaton Regional Tutor, Bristol