You will need to have passed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) before you take this course. If you do not have CCET, take a look at our web page on the combined CCET with Access Arrangements Course (CPT3A) instead.
This short course can be taken either online or intensively. It will accredit you to write access arrangements for public examinations: GCSE, GNVQ, AEA, Entry Level, Basic Skills and Key Skills.
Complete this course (in combination with the CCET module that you must first pass before you take this course) and you will also receive the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A).
AAC will enable you to:
CPT3A will allow you to:
If you prefer face-to-face learning, our intensive AAC with online elements is for you. You will find a full list of dates and locations below.
If you favour online learning, AAC can also be studied online at a time that suits you.
Whatever you decide, click on the red ‘Make a booking’ button on the top right-hand-side of this page and select ‘online’ or ‘intensive’ from section three of the booking form.
You will need to leave at least four weeks between the end of the three-day attendance element of the intensive CCET and the start of the intensive AAC. We recommend that you carry out a substantial amount of the CCET assignments before attending the AAC intensive. Ideally, you should have submitted the written assessment report. It is your responsibility to ensure that you manage your own workload re the completion of CCET and AAC. Any work not completed before you attend the AAC event will need to be completed afterwards.
As soon as you complete this module, you will be awarded the CPT3A qualification. It’s as simple as that.
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This course can be started at any time as long as you have completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing.
You will need to:
This course can be taken either online or intensively.
Whichever option you choose, you will:
If you plan to take AAC on its own then you must first hold CCET. Most applicants start from scratch: they take CCET first, followed by AAC, and successfully gain CPT3A.
There are some stipulations as to who can become an access arrangements assessor (formerly specialist assessor).
If, however, you do not possess an undergraduate degree, but believe that you are ready for level 7 study, you will need to complete a pre-course essay on the purposes of assessment in education. If, upon submission, your essay evidences that you are ready to study at level 7, then you will be able to take CPT3A with us.
The JCQ publishes criteria that must be met if you wish to be an access arrangements assessor (formerly specialist assessor). This level-7-equivalent course meets all of the criteria laid down by the JCQ with one exception: the requirement that access arrangements assessors (formerly specialist assessors) hold an appropriate teaching qualification.
To become an access arrangements assessor (formerly specialist assessor) the JCQ requires that, as well as holding a suitable qualification in assessment, you also need to hold an appropriate qualification to teach and make recommendations for secondary aged or adult learners who have learning difficulties.
You have an appropriate qualification if you meet one of the following requirements:
Please bear in mind: teaching assistants (TAs) are not usually eligible to become access arrangements assessors (formerly specialist assessors).
We ask all those who enrol to complete a pre-course information questionnaire that will check your eligibility. If, in the unlikely event, you are not eligible, you will be entitled to withdraw from the course and the fee will be cancelled.
Do get in touch if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.
Yes it does, although you must complete CCET before you take AAC. In line with this, when you complete AAC you will gain CPT3A, which fully meets the ‘100 hours relating to individual specialist assessment’. Accordingly, we are pleased to confirm that this course satisfies all of the latest JCQ regulations.
Please note: CPT3A always takes account of the latest JCQ regulations. At the time of writing, the most recent JCQ regulations relate to 2016/2017 and came into effect on 1 September 2016. This course will enable SENCOs/access arrangements assessors (formerly specialist assessors) to implement the latest JCQ regulations and guidance; prepare suitable and up-to-date assessments; and submit correct and accurate evidence to exam boards.
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