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We offer a limited number of courses over the year. 

Dates will be advertised on this page.

Free places are limited and costings vary according to school status and places required.

There are occasions when places may become available within LZW own INSET delivery

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Makaton is a training language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate.  Training courses are available for family members, carers and workers who are interested or need to use Makaton at home or in their work. LZW school will offer a limited number of courses per year. Free spaces will be limited and costs vary dependent on school status and spaces required.


Makaton Beginners course - Luton schools & EY provisions


Free* 6 Week Evening Course - Delivered by qualified Makaton tutor.



To be familiar and confident to use Makaton confidently in basic daily interactions.

To enable practitioners to enhance communication and understanding of children with SEND and EAL


As there are limited places on the course, we aim to prioritise those who will have the most practical impact.


Course dates and time:              


Autumn term course 1:

The course is a Makaton beginners course for local school staff.

Dates:  Monday 11th, 18th, 25th September 2023

Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th October 20233

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm


Autumn term course 2:

The course is a Makaton follow up course for local school staff.

Dates: Monday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November 2023

            Monday 4th, 11th, December 2023

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm


Course participants:  Certification requires attendance to all sessions and completion of course feedback form.  


Closing date:  Once course is full (15 places) or 2 weeks before start date.


Venue:  Lady Zia Wernher School, Strangers Way, LU4 9ND

Access through main gate, the course entrance is at the rear of the school. Please follow Makaton Training signs.



To book a place download booking form from

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*Fees are covered by LZW school outreach provision