JCQ Access Arrangements 2021/22

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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:

Introduction to the JCQ Changes 2021/2022

We will start this season with a  FREE live webinar focussing on JCQ updates for 2021-22 brought to you by Patoss in partnership with Communicate-Ed 

OnDemand: available in your My Online Courses section of your account from noon on 27 August 2021, unlimited spaces (book here)


Live Webinars

This will be followed by our other offerings:

JCQ updates for 2021/2022 – Meet the Experts

(Tuesday 7th September 3.30 – 5.00, or Wednesday 8th September 2021, 3.30 – 5.00, £45/£53)

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


The Role of the SENCo in Access Arrangements: How a SENCo can Develop a Whole-Centre Approach

(Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st September 2021, 3.30-4.0pm, £60/£70)

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


Access Arrangements for Cases Requiring a File Note and Specialist Evidence

(Thursday 16th Septeber 2021, 3.30-4.30pm, £30/£35)

In this webinar, Louise Green and Gareth Cadman will address the issues involved in deciding appropriate and relevant access arrangements for students presenting with a range of social, emotional and mental health issues.

Trainers: Louise Green and Gareth Cadman

For full details and/or to book click here


OnDemand courses available online from September 2021

Bite-size Essentials

(£15/£18 each 30 minute session)

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


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. Cost £25

For full details and/or to book click here

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin


NEW for 2021/22

Two OnDemand 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.

EAAs for learners with Writing Difficulties

This webinar aims to provide you with an understanding of writing difficulties and how these are addressed by JCQ exam access arrangements. Case studies will be used to explore the types of difficulty learners may experience when producing a piece of written work, how to match these to the most relevant and appropriate exam access arrangements, and the processes involved in applying for each arrangement. Cost £30/£35

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin

For more information click here

EAAs for learners with Reading Difficulties

This webinar aims to provide you with an understanding of reading difficulties and how these are addressed by JCQ exam access arrangements. Case studies will be used to explore the types of reading difficulty learners may experience, how to match these to the most relevant and appropriate exam access arrangements, and the processes involved in applying for each arrangement. £30/£35

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin

For more information click here