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Access to WIAT®-III UK changed
STEC, with the help of SASC, has successfully negotiated with Pearson to change the qualifications code for WIAT®-III UK to align it more closely to the qualification levels required for this test in
calendar11/06/2021

STEC, with the help of SASC, has successfully negotiated with Pearson to change the qualifications code for WIAT®-III UK to align it more closely to the qualification levels required for this test in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. From June 2021 WIAT®-III UK's qualification level has changed to CL2R:

At present CL2R requires the assessor to have qualified teacher status, so WIAT®-III UK may not be available to all Specialist Teachers with APCs. However, this is a temporary problem as in November 2021 Pearson will be adopting the ABC system used by branches of Pearson in USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  An explanation of this new system can be found on Pearson's website at https://www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/information/QualificationCodes.aspx

 

Qualification Level CL2 / Qualification Level CL2R 

(From November 2021, these levels will be combined and known as Qualification Level B) 

Tests may be purchased by individuals with: 

 

A master's degree in psychology, education, speech language therapy, occupational therapy, social work, counselling, or in a field closely related to the intended use of the assessment, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments. 

 OR 

·        Certification by or full active membership in a professional organisation (such as RCOT, RCSLT, BMA, RCN, RCPsych, SASC) that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment. 

OR 

·        A degree or licence to practice in the healthcare or allied healthcare field. 

OR 

·        Formal, supervised mental health, speech/language, occupational therapy, social work, counselling, and/or educational training specific to assessing children, or in infant and child development, and formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments. 

OR 

·        Work for an accredited institution 

 Pearson has confirmed that WIAT®-III UK will be a Level B test, and Specialist Teachers with APCs will be eligible to purchase and use it. 

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