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An Introduction to Modifying the Language of Assessment - Webinar Recording (LMWEB)

2 hours - £20 (£15 for members if they use discount code at checkout)

​This webinar is for teachers and support staff working with all students, including those with language, comprehension and hearing difficulties, who want to learn more about making simple changes to language and assessments so that they are more accessible.

Derek Heppenstall offers an introduction to the principles of language modification. He explains how changes to language can make materials, including assessments, more accessible to all students, including those with language, comprehension and hearing difficulties.

The course tutor is Derek Heppenstall.

Derek Heppenstall

Derek Heppenstall

Derek is a Teacher of the Deaf who has worked for many years modifying examination language for Awarding Bodies. He has represented the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf in liaising with the ABs and compiled the BATOD ‘Language of Examinations’ booklet. He has also acted as an external adviser for Ofqual’s research into language modification. He prepares and presents the courses on Language Modification for both CIEA and Communicate-ed.

When you book to view the webinar recording, you will be sent an email with a username and password to log into our learning platform. This should arrive within 15 mins.

From your selected start date, when you log into the learning platform, you should be able to see the webinar recording under your Current Courses. You will have 10 consecutive days to watch the recording from when you log in.

Once you have finished watching the course, you will be able to download a certificate of attendance. Please save or print this for your CPD file.

​This webinar is not SASC approved, but a certificate of attendance for 2 hours CPD is available to download for all delegates that watch the full webinar.


  • 10-day access to webinar recording £20.00

​Communicate-ed annual members receive a £5 discount if they use their discount code at the checkout (Please note: refunds cannot be made if you omit to use the code).

The discount codes for the webinars are on the Members’ page (you will need to log in to access this). We email out the discount codes in our emails to members too.

If you are not a Communicate-ed Annual Member, you can sign up here. It is £15/year, with your first year free, and offers a range of discounts and benefits.

Please note: The main content of this webinar is the same as the Introduction to Modifying the Language of Assessment seminar offered at the Communicate-ed Conference in September 2021. We wanted to make the session more widely available for those who didn’t attend the Conference. If you watched the seminar as part of the Conference, you are welcome to book the webinar recording as well, but please be advised the content will be the same.

If you are a member, don’t forget to use the discount code at the checkout to receive your £5 off. We are not able to refund the £5 if you forget to use the code. Discount codes are all on the Communicate-ed Members Page.

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