Training at MMU

Makaton is designed to support spoken language – signs are used with speech, in spoken word order to help children and adults communicate. Using signs can help children all children within a class/school across communication ,language development, and literacy and writing skills

Please find our Makaton training services hosted at MMU Birley & Crewe Campus’s for 2018, to book a place click on the relevant link. 

  • Makaton with Rhymes – 16th & 17th April 2018 17.00-20.00


This 3 hour workshop covers how Makaton signing can support outstanding Teaching. You will learn over 100 Makaton signs through 10 popular nursery Rhymes.

Click here to book Birley                                  Click here to book Crewe

  • Makaton with Storytelling supporting Talk4Writing – 23th & 24th  April 2018 17.00-19.00

 Talk4Writing say that signing is important in order to remember the story and the connectives, this 2 hour workshop illustrates how using Makaton signs and symbols support this. You will learn signs for spring & animal vocabulary though  3 stories.

       Click here for Birley                                           Click here for Crewe

  • Makaton Foundation for Professionals – Weekend Training (Saturdays)
  • Workshop covering stages 1-4 of the Core Vocabulary. This accredited Makaton Training Workshop will support you ongoing use of Makaton in teaching.

Click here to book at Birley