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Matrix Maker Plus

MatrixMaker Plus! is a popular piece of software for creating symbol materials using Widgit or Symbolstix symbol libraries. Its user friendly interface, built-in templates and ease of use make it a possible alternative to Boardmaker software, which uses PCS (Picture Communication Symbols). We will look at how the software can be used to create symbol resources for a wide variety of learners who benefit from visual supports.

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What you'll learn on the training course

  • How to produce personalised symbol resources using MatrixMaker Plus;
  • How to use digital images and photos in your resources;
  • Awareness of the range of MatrixMaker Plus symbol resources available, including CALL Scotland’s symbol resources for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize;
  • How to share your symbol resources.

Who is the course for?

This course is particularly suited to:

  • Support for Learning and ASN staff in all sectors of Education;
  • Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational therapists, nursery staff, parents/carers.

Our trainers and equipment

CALL Scotland is a registered provider of CPD (PLfind) for all staff working within Curriculum for Excellence or with pupils with Additional Support Needs.

Our specialist trainers bring a tailor-made service to your school and will discuss your requirements fully beforehand.

We can provide a set of Windows laptops and iPads, or your equipment can be used, provided that all the appropriate software is installed.


Price guide

SLA: Service Level Agreement ( some Local Authorities have an SLA with CALL Scotland)

Standard Rate
(1 trainer)
Standard Rate
(2 trainers)
SLA Rate
(1 trainer)
SLA rate
(2 trainers)
2 Hours
£340 £555 £290 £445
(9:00am - 12:30pm)
£370 £585 £305 £495
(1:30pm - 4:30pm)
£370 £585 £305 £495
Full day
(9:30am - 3:30pm)
£610 £985 £495 £810

Additional costs and travel.