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JCQ Examination Access Arrangements Training (for new delegates) – SASC Approved Course, run by Communicate-Ed.

The British Dyslexia Associations are proud partners of this course.


Thursday 5th November 2020
9:30am - 3:30pm



Who is this course for?

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.

What does the course cover?

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 Form 8
  • Resources for screening
  • Case studies

This course is SASC approved for 5 hours of CPD.

To provide you with your login details for this webinar, your information will be shared with Communicate-ed once you book.


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 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.’

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