Book your place on our BSL, Signalong and Makaton Training

With decades of experience and expertise in working with young people with communication difficulties, Seashell Trust has developed a series of training courses to support parents and professionals.  We‘re currently taking bookings for our Communication courses starting this September, which include British Sign Language (BSL) Level One, BSL Level Two, Makaton and Signalong

Each course is practical, interactive and led by our friendly specialist staff team.  You’ll come away with knowledge and skills you can put into practice straight away in the workplace or at home.

British Sign Language
BSL is the preferred language of tens of thousands of deaf people across the UK.  Our course is taught in two hour bite size sessions each week, where you learn and practice with others.   By the end of each course you’ll be confident using sign language to converse on a range of everyday subjects.

View details of BSL Courses

Makaton and Signalong
If you’re supporting a person with communication difficulties as a result learning disabilities, attending our Makaton or Signalong courses could have a big impact.  Both use signs and symbols to help people communicate, with Signalong offering a greater number of words. They’re designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech in spoken word order.

Using Makaton or Signalong removes the frustration of being unable to communicate effectively with others, connecting individuals with the people and world around them and unlocking a whole host of possibilities.

View Makaton Foundation Course details
View Signalong Course details

Further Information

Please view the links to find out more about these courses, or contact us at: or call 0161 610 0187. 

Not sure which course would suit you best? Then please contact us for a chat on 0161 610 0187.

Seashell Trust leads the field when it comes to supporting young people with the most severe disabilities to communicate.  We are a national centre of excellence in the provision of services and support to children and young people with the most profound and complex education and care needs.

What previous attendees have to say about our signing courses:

“This is a great course and I have learned enough signing to enable me to have a basic conversation with deaf people.”

“I was given every opportunity to learn and practice my signing skills in a friendly learning environment.”