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JCQ Examination Access Arrangements Training (for New Delegates) (EAA1)

  • Friday 8th November 9:30AM - Richmond, North Yorkshire
  • Tuesday 11th June 9:30AM - Webinar
  • Tuesday 12th November 9:30AM - Webinar

…or anytime online

8 hours (SASC-approved for 5 core hours) - £135 online / £145 webinar / £180 venue

This Access Arrangements training course is for everyone involved in Access Arrangements assessments for General Qualifications. This includes Access Arrangements Assessors, SENCos, Examinations Officers and Educational Psychologists working at school and FE level. Information about the ‘Access Arrangements Online’ system for applying for Access Arrangements will be covered, including recent changes.

We have a separate course for overseas centres which covers the slightly different requirements for schools and colleges which are based outside the UK. Please contact online at communicate-ed dot org dot uk for more details.

The course covers:

  • Rationale for Access Arrangements
  • Access Arrangements Online - how to apply and recent changes
  • Types of Access Arrangement
  • Recommendations for tests and assessments
  • Roles, responsibilities & systems
  • Completing the JCQ AA evidence forms
  • Resources for screening
  • Case studies
  • Copies of 45 recommended tests will be available for examination at our face to face course

This course is SASC approved for 5 hours of CPD but it is best to allow 8 hours to give plenty of time for the action points and case studies.

The course tutors are Caroline Read and Lia Castiglione.

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 30 years and in varying educational settings. She is a specialist teacher assessor 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. An accomplished educational trainer, 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’. She works as an independent educational consultant through her company ‘Castiglione Consulting Ltd’.

This course is available as an online video presentation. Click ‘Book Pre-recorded Online Course’ below for this option.

This on-demand online course now relates to the 2023/24 JCQ guidance.

Our next face to face and webinar course dates are below.

  • Tuesday 11th June 2024 - Live Webinar (9.30am-4.30pm)
  • Friday 8th November - Venue Course at Richmond School, North Yorkshire (9.30am-4pm)
  • Tuesday 12th November 2024 - Live Webinar (9.30am-4.30pm)

For over two decades 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. We know from speaking to many of our delegates, that it is increasingly difficult for busy professionals to take the opportunity to attend courses off-site. In response to this, we also offer a broad range of online training courses, focusing on Examination Access Arrangements, Assessment, and Supporting Students with SEND.

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 delegatesWe offer both individual courses and group courses (moved).

We offer both individual courses and group courses.

Our online courses are designed to be administered in one of two ways depending on whether one member of staff or a group are accessing the course. Courses can be viewed at any time, and in any venue where there is a good internet reception.

Group courses can be viewed in either of the following ways:

  1. A group of staff accessing the course together at the same time. For this we recommend that you use a digital projector and large screen with speakers to amplify the presentation. This has advantage of group interaction and monitoring of involvement. OR
  2. Each member of staff has an individual login and accesses the training on their own device. This has the advantage of flexibility, as the course can be accessed at a time/place to suit the individual (in school/college or at home).

Each login will give access to the chosen course for 10 consecutive days (Language Modification is 20 days and exam helper cousres are for the rest of the academic year) and the course (or parts of the course) can be accessed as many times as required within this period.

If a group of delegates are accessing a course together, all delegates must be from your centre; you may not use the course to train staff from other centres.

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

If you are already registered for an online course with us, please click here to log into your course.

This course is not assessed. However, for an extra £10 you can take an online multiple choice assessment that proves your knowledge of the JCQ regulations and procedures. If you pass, you can print out a certificate confirming your knowledge of the regulations to put in your CPD folder. To add this to your booking, please select it below when it asks if you want to ‘add assessment’.

Online

  • 10 consecutive day access to online course £135.00

Face to Face

  • Face to face Standard £180.00

Course dates

  • Richmond, North Yorkshire - Friday 8th November 9:30AM

Face to Face and Webinar Course Discounts

The following discounts are available for multiple delegates booked on the same face to face course or webinar at the same time and will automatically be applied at checkout.

2nd delegate: £10
3rd and subsequent delegates: £20

Webinar

  • Live, interactive webinar £145.00

Course dates

  • Webinar - Tuesday 11th June 9:30AM
  • Webinar - Tuesday 12th November 9:30AM

Face to Face and Webinar Course Discounts

The following discounts are available for multiple delegates booked on the same face to face course or webinar at the same time and will automatically be applied at checkout.

2nd delegate: £10
3rd and subsequent delegates: £20

​Upon completing this course, you will receive a SASC certificate for 5 hours SASC-approved core CPD.

This course relates to the 2023/24 JCQ guidance.

How do I book?

You can book online using the form below. You can Pay online, or we can supply you with an invoice.

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The following discounts are available for multiple delegates booked on the same face to face course or webinar at the same time and will automatically be applied at checkout.

2nd delegate: £10
3rd and subsequent delegates: £20

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Face to Face and Webinar Course Discounts

The following discounts are available for multiple delegates booked on the same face to face course or webinar at the same time and will automatically be applied at checkout.

2nd delegate: £10
3rd and subsequent delegates: £20

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