What opportunities will this course give me?
This 8 week course may assist students to gain work, or progress their career, in care, education or any other area where an ability to use Makaton is required. On successful completion of Level 1 and 2 course, learners will be able to progress on to the Makaton Level 3 and 4 combined course.
What will I be learning?
You will be learning Makaton signs and symbols to use in your interactions with Makaton Users from our knowledgeable Makaton Tutor. You will also be supported to understand the origins, background and development of the Makaton Language Programme and how Makaton differs from British Sign Language.
Our Tutor will provide ideas of how to implement the use of Makaton at home or work and support you with your Makaton related challenges as the weeks progress.
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to learners upon successful completion of the course.
Why is this course for me?
Makaton is best learned in a live class from a live Tutor. During this 8 week course you will have weekly opportunities to learn and revise your signs and symbols. You will gain confidence in your Makaton skills as you get support for your Makaton related challenges, learn alongside other like-minded people, and receive feedback on your signing and symbol work from our experienced Makaton Tutor.
At Eastleigh College we have chosen to offer the Makaton Levels 1 and 2 Combined over 8 weeks of 2-hour lessons. During the 8 weeks of the course you will grow and consolidate your skills over this extended period. You will be given lots of opportunities to practise your new skills in class with your peers, as well as being given ideas for practice between lessons to support you in your interactions with Makaton Users.
How will my learning be enhanced?
The Makaton Tutor at Eastleigh College first trained in 2002 and has been teaching Makaton for 20 years, and at Eastleigh College for the last 12 years. Alongside teaching Makaton, she had worked in a number of different Early Years settings, supported young adults in residential care and led baby signing sessions. Over this time, she has gained a great deal of insight both using and teaching Makaton with differing groups of people, including using Makaton with people who have lost their verbal communication skills through stroke and dementia. Now semi retired, she continues to provide Makaton courses and specialised Makaton support to individuals, families and settings.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Eastleigh College is recognised for our industry leading teaching standards and modern, innovative facilities. Learners join us from across the country - and overseas - to experience our exceptional learning environment and vibrant, welcoming community.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. The Makaton Levels 1 and 2 Combined course assumes no prior knowledge of Makaton and is suitable for anyone and everyone who needs to use Makaton at home and in their work. It will help if you are living or working with a child or adult who uses Makaton but this is not essential. Just come along with your interest and enthusiasm for enhancing life and communication skills by using Makaton.
Is there anything else I need to know?
There are no additional costs in respect of this course. Please bring a pen and paper to the class.
Learners are responsible any additional costs relevant to the course.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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