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Aim of the course

The course aims to cover the skills necessary to enable you to carry out Access Arrangements, including:

  • Educational test administration for access arrangements
  • Introduction to testing
  • Administering and scoring tests correctly and accurately
  • Maintaining security and confidentiality of the test materials and test data
  • JCQ regulations and how to use them

The statistical principles of testing:

  • How tests are created and standardised
  • Test theory and reliability – do they always test the same thing?
  • Validity – do they test what they claim they do?

Assessment and application:

  • Choosing tests that meet your needs and are fit for purpose
  • Interpreting test data to support access arrangements and reasonable adjustments
  • Access Arrangements online – how to input the data

You will leave with

The knowledge and skills to carry out Access Arrangements. This qualification meets the new JCQ requirements and is at Level 7.

Suitable for

Specialist teachers, tutors, learning support assistants who need to be able to carry out access arrangements working in:

  • Primary and secondary schools,
  • FE settings
  • Private schools and colleges
  • Special schools

Delivery Dates - 2021/22:

The course runs once each term (subject to viable student numbers).

Students attend the four Fridays within their chosen term.

Term 1    
Start Date Session 1 - Friday 24th September 2021 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 2 - Friday 15th October 2021 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 3 - Friday 5th November 2021 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 4 - Friday 10th December 2021 9:30am-4:00pm
Term 2    
Start Date Session 1 - Friday 14th January 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 2 - Friday 28th January 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 3 - Friday 11th February 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 4 - Friday 18th March 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
Term 3    
Start Date Session 1 - Friday 29th April 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 2 - Friday 20th May 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 3 - Friday 10th June 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 4 - Friday 8th July 2022 9:30am-4:00pm

If you would like to book your place on this course, please click on the link below and follow the instructions on the booking page.

Please quote module code CD7411 in your application.

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If you require any further information, you can contact the Course Leader:

Sarah Guest