The PAPAA enables professionals to fully meet the requirements set by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to assess candidates for Access Arrangements.
The PAPAA course:
*The PAPAA is externally moderated and verified by an Ofqual registered awarding body.
All PAPAA students must hold an appropriate qualification to teach and make recommendations for secondary aged or adult learners who have learning difficulties. (If you have any questions regarding meeting this requirement please contact us for clarification.)
Upon completion of the PAPAA course, successful candidates will:
Assignments consist of a mix of practical tasks, online questionnaires, essays and data analysis.
The course is split into 2 units:
Administering and interpreting a range of standardised tests
A small selection from:
CLICK HERE to see details of our Standardised Test library
Understanding the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations ‘Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments’, and applying them within your centre.
The PAPAA course was written and developed by Caroline Read (www.communicate-ed.org.uk) and Sarah Beard (www.dyslexiatraining.net & www.dyslexiaservices.net). Both are experienced dyslexia practitioners who have worked in the field of assessment and access arrangements for many years. Working together they used their individual expertise to design a course which is both practical and underpinned by sound academic principles. Successful completion of the award allows qualified teachers to become Assessors for Access Arrangements in as little as three months.
Before they can start the assignments, PAPAA students are required to view a number of video presentations which explain the principles of psychometric testing, the JCQ regulations and associated content necessary to meet the criteria for an Access Arrangements Assessor.
(Students who opt for Blended Learning delivery will access some of these presentations face to face).
Watch an introductory video to the PAPAA Course
Download an application form