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Reach more children with in-school educational testing skills

 
With increased pressure on budgets to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), now is the perfect time to invest in upskilling yourself or another member of the support team to ensure that you can provide the best support for your students and work more effectively with your external service providers. Our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) is a great way to start making savings and provide more effective in-school services straight away.

Make a greater impact by gaining educational testing skills

Saving money on external services is incredibly important but it is not the only benefit of CCET. By bringing these educational testing skills or services in-house, you also save time as you do not need to wait for someone else to fit your school into their busy calendar. You will be able to test the children who need testing according to your own schedule. So, without time or budgetary limitations, you are likely to be able to test a greater number of children in the school and therefore make a substantial difference to the lives of these children. This is what our delegates have found:

“A greater proportion of students will now be tested as there will not be the need to call in outside agencies. This will help to measure the impact of interventions more and ensure that we have appropriate strategies in place.”

– Emma Rushton, CCET delegate 2018

“I am now in a position to test children that the school has not being able to afford to test, as we currently buy in that expertise at a great expense. This will open avenues to many children previously unable to be tested as needed.”

– Sandra Francis, CCET delegate 2018

To find out more, take a look at our dedicated CCET page online, or our CPT3A page if you are looking to become a qualified Access Arrangements Assessor. We have intensive face-to-face CCET courses coming up in September in Manchester and London, so plan ahead for the new academic year and book now to avoid disappointment. This is a great way to study for the CCET qualification as it gives you the chance to fast-track your educational testing skills and share best practice ideas with the other delegates and the facilitators over the three days.

Real Training is coming to Barbados this July

 
CCET BarbadosWe are excited to be coming back to Barbados to deliver another Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) course. The intensive 3-day course will be held on 15-18 July at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. It will be facilitated by one of our company directors and educational psychologists, Siobhan Mellor.

What is CCET?

CCET is a high-quality course in educational testing, designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be able to identify the correct psychometric test to use in your setting, to use it effectively and to interpret the results. You will be able to apply this knowledge of psychometric tests to a wide range of assessments used in your setting – assessments for progress as well as some special educational needs.

The benefits of attending our Barbados three-day intensive CCET course

Bringing educational testing services in-house has a wide range of benefits. Here are our top 5:

  • Work more effectively with external service providers, e.g. educational psychologists, making better use of their time (and your money).
  •  Have the ability to test a greater number of students without time delays or budget limitations.
  • Develop effective support for all the children in your setting – including the most vulnerable children.
  •  Save money on tests with a 10% discount at the Dyslexia Action Shop.
  •  Use CCET as a springboard to further professional development – become a qualified Access Arrangements Assessor, gain a postgraduate qualification on our SEND Programme or complete our flexible route to gain the SpLD Assessment Practicing Certificate.

If you are ready to make a booking for CCET Barbados course, please complete our simple online booking form.

Save money and enhance your SEND provision by upskilling your school’s support staff

 
Last week’s rallies in London, Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham demonstrated the nation’s frustration regarding the lack of funding for SEND provision in schools.

With increased pressure on budgets to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), now is the perfect time to invest in upskilling your school staff to ensure you are working more effectively with your external service providers. Our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing is a great way to start making savings and provide more effective in-house services straight away.

NEW dates released:

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET):

BIRMINGHAM – 26-28 June
LONDON – 3-5 July and 18-20 September and 27-29 November
LEEDS – 24-26 July
MANCHESTER – 18-20 September 

CCET and CPT3A (for Access Arrangements) are also available to complete flexibly online.

“I am now in a position to test children that the school has not being able to afford to test, as we currently buy in that expertise at a great expense. This will open avenues to many children previously unable to be tested as needed.”

– Sandra Francis, CCET delegate 2018

“I believe that by assessing the students myself, rather than the Ed Psych, I will learn so much more about a pupil.”

– Elizabeth Jones, CCET delegate 2018

“A greater proportion of students will now be tested as there will not be the need to call in outside agencies. This will help to measure the impact of interventions more and ensure that we have appropriate strategies in place.”

– Emma Rushton, CCET delegate 2018

CCET quick facts

  • Learn how to choose the correct psychometric test, administer it and interpret the results in your setting.
  • Develop effective support for the most vulnerable children in your setting.
  • Study fully online or through blended learning options.
  • No prior qualifications required – suitable for teachers, SENCOs and student support staff.
  • Receive 10% discount off tests and assessments through the Dyslexia Action Shop.
  • Combine with the AAC to become a qualified Access Arrangements Assessor (qualification to teach required).

To find out more, take a look at our dedicated CCET page online, or our CPT3A page if you are looking to train a staff member to be an Access Arrangements Assessor.