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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 - 2022/23:

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 23rd September 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 2 - Friday 14th October 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 3 - Friday 28th October 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 4 - Friday 9th December 2022 9:30am-4:00pm
Term 2    
Start Date Session 1 - Friday 13th January 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 2 - Friday 27th January 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 3 - Friday 10th February 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 4 - Friday 17th March 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
Term 3    
Start Date Session 1 - Friday 28th April 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 2 - Friday 19th May 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 3 - Friday 9th June 2023 9:30am-4:00pm
  Session 4 - Friday 7th July 2023 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 and select 'Yes' in response to the question, 'Do you want to study for academic credit?' in your application.

Book Your Place


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

Sarah Guest