JCQ Access Arrangements 2022/23

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Access Arrangements CPD 2022/23

We are delighted to announce our 2022/23 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.

Introduction to the JCQ Changes 2022/23: FREE Live webinar jointly presented by Patoss and Communicate-ed

Again, this year, Patoss is running a free joint live webinar together with Communicate-ed to introduce the changes to the JCQ Regulations regarding Access Arrangements.

Full details to follow shortly

Other sessions include:

JCQ updates for 2022/2023 – Meet the Experts

A recording of 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 for 14 September or here for 15 September


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

A recording of 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

Details to follow shortly


Access Arrangements for Cases Requiring a File Note and Specialist Evidence

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 follow shortly


How to Get the Two Qualifying Scores for 25% Extra Time

This year 2021/22 assessing for 25% extra time has changed and this may have a greater impact for some candidates.  This course will help you understand these changes and the data that you need to collect. (£30/£35)

 For full details and/or to book click here


Bite-size Essentials

(From £8/£10 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:

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. Free webinar

For full details and/or to book click here

Trainers: Sarah Reay and Liz Horobin


New for 2022/23

Understanding and Applying for Exam Access Arrangements for those New to the Role

This two part course (comprising 2 x two-hour sessions), is delivered by experienced assessor, Louise Green, and designed for those new to working in the area of exam access arrangements at secondary level

For full details and/or to book click here

Developing your Skills as an Access Arrangements Assessor: a Course for Experienced Assessor

In this two part course (comprising 2 x two-hour sessions), designed for experienced practitioners, Louise Green will consider assessment theory and practiceThe sessions will contain reference to some of the commonly used tests for exam access arrangements, and will include an overview of the implications of the changes to the JCQ regulations for 2022-23.

For full details and/or to book click here