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Introduction to the JCQ Changes 2021/22: Book to view the FREE recording of the webinar jointly presented by Communicate-ed and PATOSS (ITCR)

  • Access to recording from 27th August - Intro to the Changes Webinar Recording

90 minutes - Recording available from 27th August 2021

This recording of our free live webinar is for anyone who would appreciate a short session simply introducing the changes in JCQ regulations relating to Access Arrangements for 2021/22 and couldn’t make the date/time of the live webinar in August.

If you want to book the live webinar instead, please click here.

This webinar will introduce the changes for 2021/2022 to the following JCQ documents:

  • ‘Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA)’
  • ‘Instructions for Conducting Exams (ICE)’
  • ‘General Regulations’

The JCQ make it easy to spot the changes each year by highlighting the major modifications in yellow in the access arrangements booklet. However, colleagues have expressed interest in a webinar simply covering the changes, and this is it.

The ‘Introduction to the JCQ Changes 2021/2022’ webinar is ideally accessed before attending a more in depth course refreshing your knowledge of the regulations more completely:

Communicate-ed Access Arrangements Update Refresher Training for 2021/22

Assessor Patricia summed it up nicely:

‘I attended the ‘Introduction to the JCQ changes’ online webinar in early September, and followed up with the full ‘Update/Refresher for Access Arrangements’ live course. I found the two courses together helpful as I’d already been made aware of the major changes, so the ‘meaty’ content of the live session was easier to absorb.’ - Patricia Dale, Specialist Assessor/Teacher.

The course tutors are Caroline Read, Lia Castiglione and Liz Horobin.

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 contributed to the PATOSS/JCQ publication ‘Dyslexia: Assessing the need for Access Arrangements’, has been published in academic journals and 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.

Lia Castiglione

Lia Castiglione

Lia has been teaching and supporting learners of all ages for over 25 years and in varying educational settings. She is a specialist teacher who is highly experienced in all aspects of access arrangements, has held a current Assessment Practising Certificate since 2008 and regularly assesses in schools and colleges. Lia is the co-creator of a postgraduate access arrangements assessor course and is the author of the Patoss/JCQ book, ‘Assessing the Need for Access Arrangements.’

Liz Horobin

Liz Horobin

Liz has been involved in education throughout her professional life. While in the role of Head of International Foundation Courses at Bath Spa University, Liz undertook research into EAL students and low-level reading difficulties for her masters’ dissertation, going on to study the Bath Spa Post-Graduate Masters’ Programme in Dyslexia-SpLD. In 2010, Liz became project director with the British Dyslexia Association andled projects focusing on Dyslexia and multilingualism, Phonics teaching, Early Intervention, and, most recently, the Dyslexia-SpLD support project, which led to the development of the Teaching for Neurodiversity Train the Trainer programme, the dyslex.io information website, and a range of free videos and resources for teachers, including the award-winning ‘See Dyslexia Differently’ animation. Liz is an experienced trainer and speaker and joined Patoss in July 2019 as Professional Practice Team Lead.

Together with PATOSS, we are running a live webinar on Thursday 26th August from 7-8.30pm.

This page is for booking to view the recording of the live webinar. Please book below and you will be sent a link to view the recorded webinar on Thursday 27th August.

If you would rather book to attend the live webinar, please click here. (Please only book the live webinar if you can definitely attend the date as spaces are limited.)


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  • Intro to the Changes Webinar Recording - Access to recording from 27th August

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