What opportunities will this course give me?

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 will I be learning?

The Makaton Follow-Up course will complete your tuition of the Makaton Core Vocabulary and as a consequence, broaden your signing skills. You will revise the signs and symbols previously learned and receive tuition for the signs and symbols in Stages 5-8 of the Makaton Core Vocabulary. In addition, sessions will explore meeting the needs of Makaton Users by adapting our own language, how to identify individual signing styles that you might encounter, and when to improve the signing skills of Makaton Users. The Makaton Follow-Up course will help effectively with a broad range of different Makaton Users.

The Makaton Follow-Up course is 8 weeks in length. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those students who have attended at least 80% of the course.

Why is this course for me?

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 practising 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.

The tutor first trained as a Makaton tutor in 2002 and has been teaching Makaton for 18 years, and at Eastleigh College for the last 10 years. Over this time, she has taught in excess of 3500 parents and practitioners all over Hampshire and beyond. As well as teaching, the tutor works part-time as an Early Years Practitioner in a Southampton Day Nursery caring for 2-5 year olds.

What do I need to sign up?

The Makaton Follow-Up course is the progression route for students who have already attended both the Level 1 and Level 2 courses and wish to broaden their signing skills. The Makaton Follow-Up course expects a working knowledge of the vocabulary that you learned on the Level 1 and 2 courses.

If you have attended the Makaton Level 1 and 2 courses (previously known as the 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.

Is there anything else 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.

Application Information

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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27/4/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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19:00 – 21:00





24+: £164.00

Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C6C Eastleigh College 27/4/2021 Tue 19:00 – 21:00 8 £164.00 £164.00 Apply now

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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.

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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.