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Real Training – a BSME Network Supporting Partner

 

Real Training is proud to be a Supporting Partner for the BSME in 2020-21 for the following networks:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Leadership Matters
  • SEND

Please click on the drop-down menus below for more information. If you have any questions at all regarding any of our courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at info@realgroup.co.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1273 35 80 80.

Teaching & Learning

Real Training is a leading provider of professional assessment and access arrangements, supporting teaching staff in screening for specific learning difficulties and making arrangements for exam conditions, allowing them to create the most inclusive and supportive learning environments for even the most vulnerable pupils.

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)

Real Training has provided the most comprehensive UK training in professional assessment and access arrangements since 2004, training over 3,000 educational professionals in educational testing.

Our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) will help you to understand how assessments using psychometric tests are developed, how to use them effectively, and how to interpret the results.

We will show you how to test appropriately, the available alternatives, and the best ways in which to use them.

Choose the study route that suits you

Understanding the demands on educational staff, Real Training has always been about flexible learning. This is why we have developed different study options to best fit your circumstances.

Online – The CCET online course is delivered through our proprietary platform Campus Online. With this route, you can complete the content of the course in your own time, wherever you have internet connection. This is the most flexible option, and you can start at any time.

Intensive – Our CCET Intensive courses allow delegates to complete the module more quickly by covering the majority of the theoretical material as well as some of the written assignments within the 3 days, allowing them to focus on the practical work when they are back in their setting, before attaining the CCET qualification. There is some pre-course preparation to do before attending. During the 3 days, you will receive expert tuition, take part in wide-ranging discussions and carry out a variety of evaluation tasks. These tasks will act as milestones in your learning progress. You’ll get to know fellow delegates well, as you take part in intensive and interactive sessions. At present, all of our intensive courses are being hosted on Campus Live, our online classroom. If you prefer in-person, face-to-face learning, our intensive CCET is for you. This is a three-day course that will take you through the theoretical content, with only the practical work to be completed and uploaded via Campus Online. Campus Live has been designed to accommodate all delegates through a variety of different work environments, ensuring you will always feel supported. Equally the course has been designed with you in mind too, allowing for plenty of comfort breaks to ensure the smooth running of the course for the ultimate learning experience.

Certificate in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements (CPT3A)

If it would find it useful to be qualified to carry out access arrangements in your setting, you could enrol on the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A). This course combines the CCET qualification and the Access Arrangements Course (AAC) to give you the opportunity to become your educational setting’s qualified exam access arrangements assessor. Schools are increasingly taking access arrangements in-house; reducing costs; freeing up their educational psychologist resources for other projects, and enabling more capacity to help their most vulnerable around exam time. You need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for the CPT3A course, and you can check our website or contact us to find out more.

Open only to those who hold the CCET qualification and QTS or QTLS status, our Access Arrangements Course (AAC) will enable you to:

  • Understand and apply the principles of access arrangements.
  • Get to grips with the essence and implications of the relevant legislation.
  • Write suitable and appropriate assessment reports for submission to examination boards where they are required.

CPT3A combines the CCET qualification with AAC, and will allow you to:

Leadership Matters

Real Training are committed to empowering and inspiring the next generation of leaders in education. Our National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) and Masters in Leading Inclusive Practice (MALIE) programmes both focus on developing inclusive practice across educational settings, ensuring an equality of opportunity for all students.

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs)

By completing one of the three available NPQ courses with Real Training, you will gain a highly valued and internationally respected qualification which is accredited by the Department for Education (DfE). In fact, Real Training is the only accredited provider offering fully-online courses to provide ultimate flexibility for you to study at a pace that complements your professional and personal commitments.

Whether you are aspiring to become a head of department, lead projects across an educational setting, or are an aspiring or new headteacher, we have a course to help you develop your leadership skills to encourage, inspire and support others in your setting.

  • Headship (NPQH)for those who aspire to rise to the position of Headteacher in the next 12-18 months.
  • Senior Leadership (NPQSL)for current and aspiring senior leaders with responsibilities across an education setting.
  • Middle Leadership (NPQML)for current and aspiring middle leaders with responsibility for a team.

NPQMasters in Leading Inclusive Practice (MALIE)

Working in partnership with Middlesex University, the Masters in Leading Inclusive Education (MALIE) is an exciting, new distance-learning pathway for education professionals, from all phases and settings, who wish to progress into leadership roles or to develop their leadership skills, in the crucial area of inclusion. MALIE is a natural next step for those who have already completed the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO) or one of the National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), and wish to focus on the subject of inclusion.

The MALIE Programme consists of one compulsory first module, Leadership of Inclusive Practice, a choice of two further 30-credit modules (see list below), and then the final compulsory 60-credit module, Enquiry-based Inclusive Practice.

The 30-credit modules within the MALIE Programme (choose two):

Bring your masters-level credits into our MALIE programme

If you have completed the iSENCO qualification or an NPQ with us within the last 5 years, it couldn’t be simpler to transfer those masters-level (level 7) credits into our MALIE programme with the Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) guidelines from Middlesex University. It may also be possible to transfer masters credits from courses you completed with other institutions. Credits will need to have been achieved within the last 5 years, and the learning outcomes should match those of our own MALIE programme modules.

SEND

Real Training are a market-leader in providing postgraduate qualifications through subject-specific Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) modules. These practice-led learning modules, delivered through Campus Online, help to expand the expertise and specialist skills of educators working with vulnerable children to develop learning environments in which they can thrive.

International Award for SEN Co-ordination (iSENCO)

The iSENCO award represents a fantastic opportunity for career growth for school SENCOs, inclusion managers or teaching staff who aspire to become a leader in SEND. Unlike the UK-focused NASENCO course, they do not need to hold the UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), unless they wish to complete an additional module to gain the UK’s mandatory qualification for mainstream school SENCOs – the NASENCO qualification.

This is a unique qualification designed for educational professionals working in an international setting. The aims are:

  • To develop effective leadership and management skills in relation to SEND coordination within an international school setting.
  • To develop an understanding of how wider cultural, political, historical and community contexts influence SEND provision internationally.
  • To engage with international research and evidence-based practice regarding inclusive education.
  • To critically examine the research on interventions in the field of SEND and demonstrate both knowledge and understanding of both its applications and limitations.
  • To develop different models of partnership within their setting, with an understanding of the place of power and ethics in listening to and understanding children, parents and carers.

The iSENCO course will fully enable SENCOs in an international setting to deal with the unique challenges associated with working with third culture kids, students with EAL and students with SEN who may require additional support.

This course also carries 60 masters level credits which can be carried into the MEd SEND programme if further study is desired.

Masters in Education in SEND (MEd SEND)

Real Training’s Master of Education in SEND Programme (MEd SEND) can help you gain a postgraduate qualification through subject-specific SEND modules, delivered through Campus Online, allowing you to study in your own time, wherever you have access to the internet. The programme is designed and delivered by Real Training and quality assured by Middlesex University. You will receive a Middlesex University award upon completion.

The MEd SEND programme offers unrivalled customisation to allow delegates to tailor their course to their specific setting’s needs. These 30 or 60 credit modules can be studied individually or in combination to suit your professional development. Delegates can exit at three distinct stages; after 60 credits with a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), after 120 credits with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or the full Masters (MEd SEND) after achieving 180 credits. There is also the flexibility to start with a Postgraduate Certificate and build up to the MEd, or plan the whole PGDip or MEd upfront.

The following modules make up the MEd SEND Programme. Those in bold are mandatory in order to achieve the full MEd SEND award.

Certificate in Psychometric Testing and Access Arrangements (CPT3A)

If it would find it useful to be qualified to carry out access arrangements in your setting, you could enrol on the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A). This course combines the CCET qualification and the Access Arrangements Course (AAC) to give you the opportunity to become your educational setting’s qualified exam access arrangements assessor. Schools are increasingly taking access arrangements in-house; reducing costs; freeing up their educational psychologist resources for other projects, and enabling more capacity to help their most vulnerable around exam time. You need to meet certain criteria to be eligible for the CPT3A course, and you can check our website or contact us to find out more.

Open only to those who hold the CCET qualification and QTS or QTLS status, our Access Arrangements Course (AAC) will enable you to:

  • Understand and apply the principles of access arrangements.
  • Get to grips with the essence and implications of the relevant legislation.
  • Write suitable and appropriate assessment reports for submission to examination boards where they are required.

CPT3A combines the CCET qualification with AAC, and will allow you to:

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