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Extra Time in Examinations - how to assess the need (EAAET)

2.5 hours (online) - £80

This two and half hour course is for everyone involved in Examination Access Arrangements including Access Arrangements Assessors, Inclusion Managers, SENCos, Examination Officers and Educational Psychologists working at school and FE level. The Joint Council for Qualifications requires centres to apply for candidates to have extra time using the Access Arrangements Online System. Applications must be backed up by appropriate evidence. This course will equip delegates to judge when extra time is appropriate, which tests to use, and how to support students having Extra Time.

The course will cover: (time includes video and related activities)

Chapter 1 (80 minutes) - Extra Time: JCQ Regulations and procedures

Chapter 2 (40 minutes) - Suitable tests and assessments for Extra Time

Chapter 3 (30 minutes) - Extra Time alongside other arrangements

Chapter 4 (30 minutes) - Helping candidates to use their Extra Time

  • Extra time for candidates with Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Impairments and other difficulties
  • How to apply for Extra Time
  • How much time should be granted
  • Group and individual assessments
  • How to record the evidence
  • Equipping your learners to benefit from Extra Time

The course tutor is Caroline Read.

Caroline Read

Caroline Read

Caroline is a Specialist Teacher who has practical experience in all areas of the Access Arrangements process and trains for LAs, Universities and SEN Services. Caroline’s book ‘Assessment Guidance for Access Arrangements’ was published by GL Assessment, and she contributed to the PATOSS/JCQ publication ‘Dyslexia: Assessing the need for Access Arrangements’. Her work has also been published in academic journals, by the TES and the RNIB, and she has worked with various publishers to develop tests. She was part of the working party which set up ‘Access Arrangements Online’ and has been involved with other DfE and Ofqual training and policy projects.

To view our 5 minute Introduction to Communicate-ed Online video please CLICK HERE.

For over a decade we have been running courses across the country, aiming to provide high quality, value for money training for education professionals working in the area of special needs. Many of our delegates are telling us that it is increasingly difficult for busy professionals to take the opportunity to attend courses ‘off-site’. In response to this, we now offer a number of online training courses, focusing on Examination Access Arrangements, Assessment, and Supporting SEN Students.

With the internet now so accessible, the advantages of online courses are clear:

  • They can be accessed at the delegate’s convenience, in the workplace or home
  • Delegates don’t need to travel, saving time and transport costs
  • Running costs are lower, allowing us to pass savings on to our delegates
  • We can offer significant discounts for colleagues accessing the same course

Courses can be viewed at any time, and in any venue where there is a good internet reception.

You will have 10 days (or for some courses 20 days) from the start date you choose to login and view the course. You can run the course as many times as you want to within this 10/20 day period.

N.B. Delegates will need a good broadband connection to access our online courses.

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