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Part One – October 2019 (L93MKN1-BSL1A1920)
This workshop provides an introduction to Makaton, a sign language used for children with communication difficulties. This course would be suitable for an Early Years practitioner, parent or family members who wish to develop practical communication skills.

Part Two – February 2020 (L93MKA1-BSL1A1920)
This workshop follows on from our introductory course and is an advanced practical workshop for people who have a basic practical understanding of Makaton.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

In this workshop we will explore basic theory and practical skills required to communicate using Makaton.

Who is the course aimed at?

Part 1 – Suitable for the Early Years practitioner, parent and family members wishing to develop practical communication skills.

Part 2 – Suitable for those with a basic understanding of Makaton or who have completed Part 1.

How will I learn?

There will be a combination of practical and active learning.

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a notepad and pen to class.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

6 reviews for Makaton

  1. kimfear@hotmail.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Great – would like a further course

  2. sunshinepreschool.bath@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Very good course, lovely lady leading course, very informative, helpful.

  3. robbinsjulie@icloud.com

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    A very enjoyable and informative course.
    Sharon made the course very enjoyable.

  4. sunshinepreschool.bath@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Really good course enjoyed it.
    Helped a lot looking forward to using it all.

  5. sunshinepreschool.bath@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Thoroughly enjoyed Part 2. I feel more able and confident to communicate using Makaton signing and to support the children I work with.
    Such a friendly, bubbly teacher, made it enjoyable to learn.

  6. sunshinepreschool.bath@yahoo.co.uk

    (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Sharon goes above and beyond to teach and help us to learn and feel confident to use Makaton.
    Amazing lady, and made it very interesting.
    Learnt a lot of Makaton, feeling more confident to use it.

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