Makaton Regional Tutor

Makaton Regional Tutor

Man pointing to a Makaton symbol on an iPad while the younger man he's talking to signsA Makaton Regional Tutor is usually someone with considerable experience of using Makaton with people of different ages and abilities.  They can deliver all of the standardised Makaton Workshops. 

They are also expected to provide support to others around them and liaise regularly with The Makaton Charity.

Regional Tutor Training

This training covers, in depth, the design of the Makaton Language Programme and its implementation over an extensive range of difficulties.  You will develop your knowledge and understanding of language structure; develop your translation skills; learn about techniques to advance signing and symbol use and learn about delivering Makaton Workshops.

Entry Criteria

You must have completed

  1. the Beginners' Workshop or the Foundation Workshop


  1. the Follow-Up Workshop or the Enhancement Workshop

You should also evidence your experience of presenting information and using signs and symbols confidently with a range of people. 

Duration and assessment

Part 1 of this training is a 5 day residential course.  On successful completion of Part 1 you progress to Part 2, where you will be required to work with a Regional Tutor to deliver session from the Foundation Workshop.  You will be assessed on delivering these sessions.

Once you have successfully completed this training you will be issued with a Regional Tutor Certificate and can then apply for a licence to practice.


Go to Find training to search for Regional Tutor Training in your area.

For more information and an application pack, please contact the training team on 01276 606777 or training@makaton.org.


My happy fate

Chrissy with her baby daughter and Chattyhands colleagues

So here I am, a new Regional Tutor, discovering how varied and fun life is by knowing and using Makaton.


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