Access Arrangements Course (AAC): Real Training

Access Arrangements Course (AAC): Real Training


  • Date(s)
    05 May 2023 - 05 May 2024
  • Cost
  • Provider
    Dyslexia Action Training/ Real Training
  • Delivery type
  • Course level
  • Course summary

    The AAC builds on assessment skills and knowledge gained in the CCET qualification. In particular the course covers the Equality Act, the latest JCQ regulations and procedures and the assessment methodologies required to assess students for access arrangements.

  • CPD credit hours
    3 hours
  • Course themes
    Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory, SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Audience
    Assessors, Support, Assessment centres, Training institutions
  • Website


This course builds on the assessment skills and knowledge of psychometrics and statistics gained in the Certificate of Competence in Eduational Testing (CCET) qualification and fully trains delegates to become access arrangements assessors. The course covers the following curriculum:
  • the essential principles of access and equality legislation
  • the key principles and legislation that underpin examination access arrangements
  • access to some of the most useful international and domestic information sources
  • the key principles, legislation and practices in a variety of contexts
Participants will be able to: 
  • assess a client in own access arrangements setting
  • gain knowledge of current and appropriate standardised tests
  • grasp and be able to summarise the key assessment principles
  • engage with a broad range of illustrative case studies
Further details at:
Meets requirements for C1 & C2

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and apply the principles of access arrangements and reasonable adjustments.
  • Describe the essence and implications of the relevant legislation.
  • Write suitable and appropriate assessment reports for submission to examination boards where they are required.
  • Meet the access arrangements assessor criteria published by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

Course prerequisites

  • Delegates must hold or be about to complete the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) and be eligible for registration as a Test User Educational on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).

Frequently asked questions

The presenters for this course are experienced and senior professionals in the field, specialist teachers and assessors. Presenters have extensive experience of Examination Access Arrangements in school and college settings.

Harness your day-to-day professional experience and work with your tutor to develop your skills. Take part in a flexible module that draws on a broad range of learning tasks and practical experience. Gain knowledge of current and appropriate standardised tests available for access arrangements assessment. Work closely with your peers and dedicated tutors online. Enjoy dedicated specialist support from a broad range of experienced tutors and receive expert guidance throughout the module.

By studying online you will be able to integrate your learning into your working day.You will obtain exclusive access to Campus Online TM our advanced learning platform and interact with your peers using our unique student forum.

You will have access to a wide range of guides, resources and templates to support you in your professional role. Reflection and activities will help you to explore aspects of your own and others' practice. After the course there is a free video update explaining the JCQ updates every September.

The course is made up of two main strands (theory and practice) and each strand is subdivided into between 4 and 6 elements). Delegates will need to study them all and carry out associated tasks in order to complete the course successfully. On successful completion of all course assignments and having passed the required learning objectives, delegates are issued with the Certificate of Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A).

Initially 4 months is allowed to complete the course, but this can be extended by a further 4 months is a suitable case is made.