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JCQ Examination Access Arrangements Training (Update/Refresher) - SASC Approved (EAA2)

  • Thursday 17th September 2020 - Cardiff
    (Morning Only, video presentation with live online Q & A - click here for details)
  • Friday 18th September 2020 - Belfast
    (Morning Only, video presentation with live online Q & A - click here for details)
  • Monday 21st September 2020 - BAWA, Filton, Bristol (2020/21 regulations)
  • Wednesday 23rd September 2020 - Imperial College, London (2020/21 regulations)
  • Thursday 24th September 2020 - Imperial College, London (2020/21 regulation
  • Tuesday 29th September 2020 - Park Inn, York (2020/21 regulations)
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020 - Manchester University, Manchester (2020/21 regulatio
  • Thursday 1st October 2020 - The Council Building, Birmingham (2020/21 regulations)

…or anytime online

3.5 hours (online): £85 - Half/full day (face to face): £100/£140. Plus see special Autumn Offer in 'Other Information' below

Our update/refresher course in JCQ Examination Access Arrangements is for delegates who already have a working knowledge of the JCQ regulations. This course is approved by the SpLD Assessments Standards Committee (SASC) for 2.5 Core CPD hours. Because it is an update course, it assumes a level of knowledge and experience. Delegates will be required to confirm that they have a good knowledge of the current JCQ regulations. For details of our introductory course, please click here.

Join us for an update/refresher course in JCQ Examination Access Arrangements, covering the current regulations with special reference to the changes for the 2018/19 academic year (courses from September will cover 19/20 regulations), including updates to the Access Arrangements Online system.

In addition, and with reference to the changes, the course covers:

  • Rationale for Access Arrangements
  • Roles, responsibilities and systems
  • Types of Access Arrangement
  • Completion of form 8
  • Applying for arrangements online
  • Case studies
  • Recommendations (with samples at our face to face courses) for new and established tests

Face to Face Courses Only:

Networking Opportunities at Lunch Time

We will offer the option to network with other colleagues in similar roles during the lunch break. Morning only delegates are welcome to stay for this.

Afternoon Session

Two seminar options:

1. Providing Evidence of Normal Way of Working (Lia

Castiglione)

The JCQ requires centres to provide evidence of the ‘normal way of working’ for candidates needing Access Arrangements. This interactive session will examine the JCQinterpretation of ‘NWoW’ and explore resources used in a variety of centres (including secondary, FE, independent), to provide evidence for differing needs. We will considersystems to implement a whole-centre approach and successfully request information from subject teachers and learning support staff, including use of online informationand document sharing technologies.

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.’

2. Case Studies (PAPAA Quality Assurance Team)

This workshop will review a number of cases studies based on candidates needing access arrangements. There will be the opportunity to consider profiles provided by delegateson the day.

This course will fully cover the current regulations with special

reference to the changes for 2020-2021, including updates to the

Access Arrangements Online system.

Please apply online at our website http://www.communicate-ed.org.uk/update

the opportunity to consider profiles provided by delegates

on the day.

PLUS

• Extended Question/Answer session

• An opportunity to examine 40+ recommended tests

• Opportunities to network with colleagues in similar roles


PLUS

See details of our special Autumn offer in the ‘Other Information’ button below…

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’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.

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.’

​This course can be accessed as an online video presentation to be taken at a time convenient to you.

Our face to face Update/Refresher courses ran in September and covered the 2019/20 regulations with specific reference to the changes for the new academic year, including updates to the Access Arrangements Online system. This course can be accessed online now.

Face to face courses covering the 2020/21 regulations will take place in September 2020, booking available now.

Our course tutors can come to your school or college to run the training face to face. Please email for more information (admin at communicate-ed dot org dot uk).

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.

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

  • fee £85.00
  • Standard with Printed Course Materials (postage included) £95.00

Face to Face

  • Early Bird Full Day £140.00
  • Early Bird AM Only £100.00
  • Standard Full Day £150.00
  • Standard AM Only £110.00

Course dates

  • BAWA, Filton, Bristol (2020/21 regulations) - Monday 21st September 2020
  • Imperial College, London (2020/21 regulations) - Wednesday 23rd September 2020
  • Imperial College, London (2020/21 regulation - Thursday 24th September 2020
  • Park Inn, York (2020/21 regulations) - Tuesday 29th September 2020
  • Manchester University, Manchester (2020/21 regulatio - Wednesday 30th September 2020
  • The Council Building, Birmingham (2020/21 regulations) - Thursday 1st October 2020

Early Bird rate applies to bookings received up to

  • 14 days before your chosen course date (online courses)
  • 21 days before your chosen course date (Face to Face courses)

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

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