OnDemand: Understanding Exam Access Arrangements in the Secondary Phase: 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. Pesente by Liz Horobin and Sarah Reay.

Course Description

The webinar will cover:

  • The aims and purpose of exam access arrangements
  • Eligibility for exam access arrangements
  • Available exam access arrangements
  • Processes involved in applying for exam access arrangements
  • Having a discussion with your child’s SENCo

Course Outcomes

The webinar will provide you with

  • An understanding of the aims of the JCQ Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) regulations and their foundation in the Equality Act 2010
  • Knowledge of what exam access arrangements are available
  • How eligibility is determined and how this differs from a diagnostic assessment
  • An understanding of the processes involved in applying for exam access arrangements
  • How to prepare for a discussion about access arrangements with your child’s school

Pre- requisites

Delegates are asked to download a copy of the JCQ AARA 2021- 22 for reference.

Target Audience

Parents and carers of children and young people who may be eligible for exam access arrangements.


This course is on demand. Delegates will have direct access to the event in the ‘Online Events’ section of their account for two weeks from the payment date, and can watch as any times as they like during that period.

Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download handouts and print off to have with them while watching the recordings.

Terms & Conditions

Please note, this training must be paid in full before access is given to the webinar. By submitting a booking, you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days. You are also agreeing to accept our Cancellation/Transfer Policy and Terms and Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page 

Delegates will be responsible for ensuring that they have suitable Wi-Fi, hardware and software to enable them to view the webinar.


Sheila Rostill, Webinar Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   07956 644 786

When & Where

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Cancellation/Transfer Policy 

Please ignore the date that comes up when you book your ticket. This refers to when the course was set up and does not affect your access to the course. 


This course is worth 20 minutes CPD

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