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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Students will be able to progress on to Makaton Local Tutor training. See for more details.

This 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.

What are the entry requirements?

The Makaton Follow-Up course is the progression route for students who have already attended the Beginners course and wish to broaden their signing skills. The Makaton Follow-Up course expects a working knowledge of the vocabulary that you learned on the Beginners course. If you have attended a Makaton Beginners course, but not at Eastleigh College, you are very welcome to apply. We will ask you to have a short telephone interview with our Makaton Tutor to determine your suitability.

It does help if you are living or working with a child or adult who use Makaton but this is not essential.

What does this programme involve?

The Makaton Follow-Up Course will complete your tuition of the Makaton Core Vocabulary. You will revise the signs and symbols you learned during the Beginners course and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary. In addition, sessions will explore meeting the needs of Makaton users by adapting our language and how and when to improve the signing skills of Makaton users.

The Makaton Follow-Up course is suitable for learners who have already attended the Beginners course and wish to broaden their signing skills. It will help you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively with different Makaton users.

A certificate will be awarded to those students who have attended at least 80% of the course and have completed the online evaluation.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

This course will be taught and assessed by demonstration, discussion and your participation. Using Makaton is about developing effective positive communication between people. You will be practicing your new skills in class with your peers, as well as being given opportunities for practice between lessons to support you in your interactions with Makaton Users.

What else do I need to know?

There are no additional costs in respect of this course.

Please bring pen and paper/notepad to the class.

Students are responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C6C Eastleigh College 30/4/2019 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 8 £123.00 £123.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

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