Level 3 training

Level 3 training

Four women and a man signing at a Makaton workshop signing 'walk'

Level 3 training helps you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively every day.

You will revise the signs and symbols you learned in your Level 1 and 2 training, and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5-8 of the Core Vocabulary.


For Level 3 training you can attend one of two workshops:

  • Follow-Up Workshop, which is made up of 4 modules that can be delivered in a number of different ways, for example over 2 days or as 4 x 2hr 45 min sessions delivered over a number of weeks
  • Enhancement Workshop, which is made up of 6 modules which can be delivered in a number of different ways, for example over 3 days or as 6 x 3 hour sessions delivered over a number of weeks.

The Enhancement Workshop has an extra day because it also teaches translation skills using signs and symbols, and the assessment of users’ needs, adapting communication to suit an individual’s needs and how to develop communication skills.

If you are interested in one day becoming a Makaton Tutor then we recommend attending an Enhancement Workshop. However, you can still go on to become a Makaton Tutor if you attend a Follow-Up Workshop, but you may have to undertake additional pre-course work before attending the Tutor training course.

Entry criteria

Participants must have completed Level 2 training.

Study materials

If you attend a Follow-Up Workshop, you will receive 2 workshop manuals which include the signs and symbols that you have learned. 

If you attend an Enhancement Workshop, you will receive 6 workshop manuals, Pocket Book of Signs 2 and Pocket Book of Symbols 2.

For both workshops you will also be given a certificate of attendance. Please remember to keep your certificate in case you want to attend further Makaton training.

Next step

After completing Level 3 training why not think about becoming a Makaton Tutor?

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