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Free Access Arrangements Update Course

Free Access Arrangements Update Course


Real Training’s Free Access Arrangements Update course – open to all qualified access arrangements professionals.

Each year, we release a FREE online Access Arrangements Update, which provides you with all the information you need to be fully up to date with the new Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) exam regulations and requirements for the upcoming academic year.

This course is free of charge, as part of our ongoing aim to keep access arrangements assessors fully up-to-date and confident in their practice. 

To register, complete the form below – registration only requires your email address, name and your declaration that you are a qualified access arrangements assessor.

Registering now will give you access to our 2023/24 update course.

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The course structure

This course comprises a number of videos and activities to work through, including:

  • An introduction and Q&A video from Nick Lait, Head of Examination Services at the JCQ who explains the headline changes
  • Multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge and understanding so that you can approach the 23/24 exam season with confidence
  • Case Studies relating to the new Forms
  • Videos demonstrating the completion of:
    • Form 8
    • Form 8 Roll Forward
    • Form 9 for Mobile Phone
    • Form 9 for Remote Invigilation
    • Form 9 for 25% extra time
    • Form 9 for more than 25% extra time and rest breaks
    • Form 9 for a scribe
    • Form B25% for a bilingual dictionary and 25% extra time
  • Video reviews of key tests so that you can be sure you’re selecting appropriate assessments

Course details

How will you benefit?

Those registering for the free access arrangements update will:

  • Gain 3 SASC-accredited CPD hours upon completion (provided all parts are completed)
  • Be fully up to date with the new JCQ guidelines and requirements for the academic year
  • Have access to a popular forum to ask questions of both peers and tutors about specific challenges
  • Be able to work through the course in their own time, as it is fully online and set out in a series of strands
  • Have access to a certificate of completion

How is the course delivered?

This update is delivered fully online, hosted on our bespoke virtual learning environment, Campus Online.

Are you eligible?

The first part of the course (presentation of the access arrangements updates) is open to anyone who has an interest in the updated legislation regarding exam access arrangements.

The rest of the activities are aimed at professionals holding a JCQ-approved level 7 access arrangements qualification. Only those holding such a qualification will be able to attain the SASC-accredited CPD hours. Please feel free to share this page with colleagues working in a similar role.

Please note that the Access Arrangements Update course is in no way a standalone qualification and does not in itself confer the right or ability to carry out access arrangements. 

When will the new course be available?

We update our course annually once the new JCQ regulations have been released, this is usually towards the end of August.

Not currently qualified?

Real Training is the UK’s leading provider of Access Arrangements training. You can undergo this course if you are qualified in CCET, or take both modules together as CPT3A. This course is flexibly delivered either fully online or blended.

Qualified but need additional support?

If you have completed and passed Real Training’s CCET or CPT3A and would benefit from additional support in your school or Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) to carry out assessments, you may wish to consider training one or more of your colleagues to be an Assistant Test User (ATU).

Please note that Assistant Test Users must be overseen by someone who has completed either CCET or CPT3A and cannot administer assessments which are part of an access arrangements application, however, they will support you in being able to administer and score a larger number of tests to support your school community. You can find out more here

“This update is the best yet! Very informative, very detailed with all the Q&A’s covered comprehensively. The format of case study, video and questions is very helpful with the examples and detail for completing the new forms.”


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Sophia Butler
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Sophia Butler read Experimental Psychology and then trained as a counsellor before moving into teaching. She currently works with twelve schools in the Berks/Bucks/Oxon area as a specialist assessor.   

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Philippa Baillie
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Philippa Baillie is the lead advisory teacher and specialist assessor for Norfolk’s Dyslexia Outreach Service. She delivers dyslexia training to schools across the county.

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