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Yes @ Areté Learning Trust provides Regional Training with National Speakers. Our training on different aspects of supporting students with Specific Learning Differences will be available throughout the year. Listings of planned training are constantly updated.

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Examination Access Arrangements


Examination Access Arrangements

6th October 2023 @ 9.30am - 3.30pm

This course is for everyone involved in Access Arrangements assessments for General Qualifications (e.g. GCSE, A levels). This includes Access Arrangements Assessors, SENCOs, Examinations Officers and Educational Psychologists working at school and FE level.

Changes for the 2023/24 JCQ regulations to ensure delegates are fully up to date with the JCQ requirements.

What does the training cover?

  • Rationale for access arrangements
  • Types of access arrangements
  • Evidence requirements
  • JCQ access arrangements inspections
  • Applying for arrangements using Access
  • Arrangements Online
  • Recommendations for tests and assessments
  • Completing JCQ paperwork, including Form 8
  • Opportunities to ask questions and discuss case studies
  • Copies of a range of tests will be available for perusal

This course is SASC approved and every delegate will receive a certificate.

Training led by: 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’.


Specialist Teachers, SENCos, Inclusion Co-ordinators, Examination Officers and EPs


£150 + VAT /person (refreshments & lunch included)

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Cancellations/Refunds: Cancellations of training events are subject to a 25% administration fee where the cancellation is made 3 weeks or more before the date of the event. No refund is payable for a cancellation made within 2 weeks prior to the training course – in this event the full sum shown on the invoice remains payable.

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