Accredited Makaton foundation and enhanced level professional training

Overview

The Extended Communication and Language Impairment Provision for Students (ECLIPS) Team supports students with Developmental Language Disorder. Referral to the service is via a speech and language therapist.

We are licensed to deliver Makaton training to settings. We deliver the following courses:

  • Makaton Awareness training: one day course for up to a maximum of 15 people
  • The Makaton Level 1 course: one day/two half-days course for professionals and carers. This course covers concepts from stage 1 and 2 of the Makaton vocabulary.
  • The Makaton Level 2 course: one day/two half-days course for professionals and carers. This course covers concepts from stage 3 and 4 of the Makaton vocabulary.
  • The Makaton Enhanced Professional course: 3 day/6 half- days course. Please contact for further details. Previous training is required to access this course.
Benefits

For children and young people

  • Makaton is an internationally-recognised language development programme
  • It uses a combination of signs, speech and symbols. This ensures that all communications are successful
  • It can be used to support a wide range of communication and language needs
  • It helps to build an inclusive environment for all

For staff professional development

  • An internationally-recognised professional qualification
  • Enhanced knowledge of communication difficulties and the benefits of a multi-modal approach
  • A practical and adaptable resource to aid communication in every classroom
Cost
  • Makaton awareness training: £60 per person (15 max)
  • Makaton Level 1 course: £90 per person (10 max)
  • Makaton Level 2 course: £90 per person (10 max)
  • Makaton Enhanced course: £250 per person (10 max)
  • Makaton Level 1, 2 and Enhanced booked together: £350 per person (10 max)

Level 1 and 2 courses are free to parents and carers of children with communication difficulties.

Cluster working with schools

Makaton awareness training: £50 per person  (20 max)

The lead school will be responsible for the booking and payment.

All other courses can be delivered to a cluster. Charging and maximum numbers remain the same. There are no minimum numbers required.

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