AAA - Assessing for Access Arrangements

Meeting the JCQ requirements for access arrangements assessor training and is equivalent to Level 7. Successful completion of the course will enable participants to carry out assessments for access arrangements in GCSE and GCE qualifications.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The course is delivered through blended learning, with four attendance days and a dedicated On-line learning platform. It will develop the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning the assessment of learners for examination access arrangements, in line with the JCQ and Awarding Body regulations. It provides understanding of the key principles involved in conducting effective access arrangements assessments for individuals with learning needs.

Study time

The course involves 200 hours of study through two units, with 30 hours of taught sessions, both face-to-face and online.

Assessment

Assessment will take the form of a combination of theoretical assignment, critical reflection and practical tasks in assessment for access arrangements, including a recorded observation.

Start date

The courses begin each September and February and run through two terms

Course Outcome

Successful completion of the course enables participants to carry out assessments for access arrangements in general qualifications (Form 8 Section C)

Participants will be able to take out either Associate or Supporting Membership of Patoss (depending on existing qualifications), join the Patoss Professional Practice Community Forum and be listed on the AAA Certificate Holders listing on the Patoss website.

Eligibility & Pre-Requisites

  • Undergraduate degree and teaching qualifications (e.g. QTS and/or Specialist teaching qualification (e.g. Level 5 diploma in the teaching of learners with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia)
  • Access to students (Y9-Y13 or FE) for assessment tasks
  • Access to assessment materials
  • Attendance is required on all four of the listed dates.

Pathway to APC

Holders of the Patoss AAA and a specialist teaching qualification will be eligible to enrol onto our postgraduate module leading to an SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate.

Terms & Conditions

By submitting an application, you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within of 30 days from the date in which your application is confirmed as successful, or before the first day of the course [whichever is sooner] and accept our terms and conditions. You also agree to adhere to the terms of our cancellation policy.

Contact

Lia Castiglione, Course Leader

E: lcasti@patoss-dyslexia.org

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This course uses blended training, which means it is made up of both attendance and online training.


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