We offer a variety of training opportunities at Castle Hill including:

  • Level 1 - The starting point to learn Makaton

  • Level 2 - Build on the knowledge gained in Level 1

  • Level 3 - Helps to improve and develop signing and symbol skills further

  • Level 4 - This training completes The Core Vocabulary - you will revise the signs and symbols learned in Level 1-2 & 3 plus learn signs and symbols from the final 2 stages 7 and 8 from The Core Vocabulary

  • Taster Sessions

These workshops are suitable for parents & professionals

For further information on these Makaton Specific Course including booking information please follow the links below or contact us at alison.ley@castlehillschool.org.uk

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Makaton Level 1

Level 1 training is the starting point for learning Makaton. It is recommended for:

Professionals, parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work

Participants who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication skills of others

Next course date
5th June 2024 Book online - Click here
3rd October 2024 Book online - Click here
15th January 2025 Book online - Click here
27th February 2025 Book online - Click here
1st May 2025 Book online - Click here    

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Makaton Level 2

​Level 2 training is the progression for learning Makaton continuing from Level 1.

It is recommended for:

Professionals, parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work

Participants who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication skills of others

Next course dates:
3rd July 2024 Book online - Click here
28th November 2024 Book online - Click here
13th March 2025 Book online - Click here
11th June 2025 Book online - Click here

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Makaton Level 3

​Level 3 Training Level 3 training helps you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively every day.

Content Level 3 training provides a practical continuation to the Makaton Language Programme. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work. You will revise the signs and symbols learned in your Level 1 and 2 training and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5 and 6 of the core vocabulary. Entry criteria Participants must have an interest in early communication skills and have completed Level 1& 2. Study materials If you attend Level 3 training, you will receive a Participant's Manual, which includes the Makaton symbols and signs that you learn in the workshop. You will receive a certificate when you complete the workshop.

Next course date:
26th June 2025 Book online - Click here

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