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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 for General Qualifications

This course is for everyone involved in Access Arrangements assessments for General Qualifications (e.g. GCSE, A levels).

Examination Access  Arrangements for General Qualifications

Friday, 8th November
9.30am - 4.00pm
Venue: Richmond School & Sixth Form (North Yorkshire)

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 2024/25 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: Caroline Reed

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.


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


£180 (incl. VAT)/person, £10 off for second/subsequent delegates (refreshments & lunch incl.)

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