JCQ Access Arrangements 2021/22


Access Arrangements CPD 2021/22

We are delighted to announce our 2021/22 series of Access Arrangements CPD courses to keep you up-to-date with the latest JCQ regulations and requirements for exam access arrangements.

Our range of online training options will allow you to select the sessions which best meet your needs, whether you are an experienced practitioner or completely new to working in access arrangements.

Sessions include:

Live webinars

Introduction to the JCQ Changes 2021/2022 (dates / times tbc)

A FREE live webinar focussing on JCQ updates for 2021-22 brought to you by Patoss in partnership with Communicate-Ed

JCQ updates for 2021/2022 – Meet the Experts

(Tuesday 7th September 3.30 – 5.00, or Wednesday 8th September 3.30 – 5.00)

A live webinar featuring a presentation from Nick Lait, Head of Examination Services at the Joint Council for Qualifications (​JCQ). Nick will explore in detail this year’s updates to the Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) regulations. Nick’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A panel session, providing you with the opportunity to put your questions regarding the revised guidelines and how they will affect your practice to our panel of experts.

Trainers: Nick Lait, Louise Green, Gareth Cadman

For full details and/or to book click here

Developing a Whole-Centre Approach

(Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st September 3.30 – 4.30)

A two-part course comprising two live webinars with Q&A, specially designed for SENDCos and heads of centre. These sessions will help you prepare for inspections and ensure your centre meets JCQ requirements.

Trainers: Gareth Cadman and Samantha McFarlane

For full details and/or to book click here

Introduction to the JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments

A two-part course comprising two live webinars. The course provides an introduction and guide to the JCQ regulations for practitioners who are new to access arrangements or for those wishing to refresh their professional knowledge and understanding. A brief overview of the JCQ AARA will be presented helping delegates to develop a working knowledge of the regulations.

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin

On-demand courses available online from September 2021

Bite-size Essentials

An updated series of recorded bite-size webinars revised and expanded to ensure that your knowledge is fully up-to-date. The series includes:

  • Regulations for Extra Time
  • Regulations for a Scribe / SRT
  • Regulations for a Reader / Computer Reader
  • How to complete Form 8
  • Moving from GCSE-GCE
  • Regulations for centre delegated arrangements and those which must be applied for using Access Arrangement Online.
  • EAL learners and exam access arrangements
  • External candidates
  • Updating your test battery
  • NEW for 2021-22: Using Access Arrangements Online

NEW for 2021-22

Understanding exam access arrangements: a guide for parents.

This session is designed to provide parents with an overview of available exam access arrangements and the regulations which apply to them.

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin

NEW for 2021/22

EAAs for learners with Writing Difficulties

EAAs for learners with Reading Difficulties

Two on-demand sessions to help you understand the underlying causes of difficulties with reading and writing and to help you identify the most relevant and appropriate exam access arrangements for your learners.

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin