The new Training Room at The Omnibus Project opened in September 2020 and can cater for groups of up to 16 people depending on the room layout - please see photos below of the layouts and onsite facilities.
The Training Room has a Smartboard which can be accessed using a laptop provided by The Omnibus Project or your own device. Next to the Smartboard a magnetic whiteboard can be put up for undertaking interactive sessions or just for making notes. Tea and Coffee facilities are availble from the Kitchen area downstairs (included in the cost of hire) as well as access to a disabled toilet.
Cost of Booking:
This room may be booked for training or meetings at a cost of £20 per hour. Payment must be made in full at least 2 weeks before the session is due to take place and is non-refundable unless cancelled at least one week before needed. The cost of hire may also be kept if the room is not left in the same state as before the booking (eg tidy and clean) and cannot be rented to another user.
Below is a list of training which can be offered. Courses are usually booked depending on demand although regular basic Makaton Getting Started training is scheduled 4 times a year (usually February, May, August and November).
Group sizes will vary according to the venue used and the type of course - please contact us to make individual enquiries
Cost of Makaton courses will vary according to whether we provide the venue at The Omnibus Project HQ (Cost 1) or whether training is delivered at your venue which will reduce the cost per person (Cost 2). NB: External Makaton courses can only be delivered for a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 20 people
|Workshop Details||Length of Course||Cost 1 (Omnibus)||Cost 2 (own venue)|
|Getting Started (Taster)||3 hours||£50 per person||£300 per group of 20|
|Nursery Package||3 hours||£50 per person||£300 per group of 20|
|Level 1 Workshop||1 day||£75 per person||£500 per group of 20|
|Level 2 Workshop||1 day||£75 per person||£500 per group of 20|
|Level 3 Workshop||1 day||£75 per person||£500 per group of 20|
|Level 4 Workshop||1 day||£75 per person||£500 per group of 20|
|Road Safety Package||3 hours||£50 per person||£300 per group of 20|
|Bespoke Training||Please send a training enquiry to discuss your needs|
Makaton Revised Training – Level 1 - Level
The Makaton Charity have now combined the two previous training pathways for professionals and parents/carers into one route to make Makaton training more streamlined and easier to access. Levels 1 and 2 now combine and replace the Foundation and Beginner Parent Workshops whilst Levels 3 and 4 combine and replace the Enhancement and Follow Up Workshops.
This flexible and blended approach provides an interactive and hands-on workshop. By combining the two pathways Makaton training has been made more streamlined which provides a more accessible and inclusive learning environment. The workshops are now aimed at both professionals and parents/carers which means that all Makaton users can share a wide range of personal experiences, from using Makaton within the family to school, work and everyday life.
Name of Training
(maximum of 10 per group)
|Length of Training||
Cost of Training
Cost of Training
(at own venue)
|Using Language Through Colour||Half day||£30.00||£150.00|
|Using and Designing Visual Resources||One day||
£50.00 (includes cost of materials for resources you will make