Working in schools and nurseries: Introduction to Makaton

Course Description

Learning Makaton can play an active role in supporting and promoting language development and non-verbal communication in children. Makaton uses signs and symbols to support communication, and develops communication skills for those who struggle with spoken language. During these sessions you will learn how to use Makaton signs to support behaviour, and learn core vocabulary (single nouns and verbs) to help children make requests and express themselves.

Location: Camden

Course Content

The course will cover the core signs and symbols used for everyday communication

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching methods are varied and will include; presentation, demonstration and practical work

Independent Learning

You will be expected to practice your signs in between classes

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course

Qualification you will achieve

Makaton stages 1 and 2

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services Team at the main reception.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk