Include-ed works alongside various other organisations and individuals who train and provide resources for education professionals working in the area of inclusion in education.

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Black Rabbit Training and Assessments

Black Rabbit Training and Assessments have been working with those with Specific Learning Difficulties for over ten years. Assessors have experience of primary, secondary, FE and HE teaching, training and assessment. Black Rabbit provide training for those working in education and are working in association with Include-ed and Communicate-ed to offer the PAPAA course Face to Face.


Communicate-ed have a range of courses which cover a variety of roles at Secondary School and Further Education level. These include a brief overview for general staff, training for Teaching Assistants acting as Readers and Scribes, Invigilators overseeing exams, SENCos and Examination Officers organising support during the exam period, as well as Access Arrangements Assessors and Educational Psychologists assessing students. Communicate-ed work in association with Include-ed to offer the PAPAA course.

The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA)

A professional body dedicated to supporting the needs of everyone involved in educational assessment. Their members include everyone involved in assessment, from senior examiners, moderators and markers to individuals with an interest.

Digital Chalk

An online training platform, hosting Include-ed’s online training courses.


A consultancy, assessment and tuition service for schools, businesses and individuals based in Bromley, KENT. DITTAS Ltd. also offer the OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulty by distance learning and the L7 Diploma in Assessing Learners with SpLD (Dyslexia). Sarah Beard, director of Dyslexia Training, is joint founder with Caroline Read of the PAPAA accredited course.

Dyslexia Matters

Dyslexia Matters offers face to face and distance learning OCR Level 5 and 7 courses enabling teachers to become Specialists in the field of Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia). They deliver disability awareness training to charities, businesses and public services and provide assessments for both children and adults. Dyslexia Matters work with Communicate-ed and Include-ed to offer a blended learning version of the PAPAA course.

Dyslexia Solutions

A professional partnership offering a range of support services to meet the needs of all dyslexic adults, their families, friends, employers, trainers and tutors. Dyslexia Solutions is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Exams Office

An independent organisation offering comprehensive support for new and experienced exams officers, aiming to support them in their everyday roles.

Garner Education Services Ltd.

GES Ltd offer a range of services to the Education Sector including bespoke training and consultancy, in-school mental health support, parental advice and online training.

GL Assessment

A leading provider of independent tests and assessments, with over 30 years experience.

Hodder Education

A publishing company with a number of educational assessments, including some suitable for testing school age students.

Industry Qualifications (IQ)

An awarding organisation. They develop, accredit and administer professional qualifications delivered through accredited centres. IQ are the awarding body for the Include-ed Postgraduate Award of Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements (PAPAA).

Learning Works

An educational consultancy based in Marlborough, Wiltshire. They focus on learning and learners… from those with special needs and barriers to learning to the able, gifted and talented.

Links International

A charity working with strategic partners in developing countries – both churches and local NGOs – to inspire, empower, train and resource people and their communities to break free from poverty and disease. They do this by training in community healthcare (CHC), micro-enterprise development (MED), education and leadership development. They also support partners as they set up income-generating projects and strategic alliances. Include-ed channel charitable giving through Links International.


Lucid Research Limited specialise in the creation of innovative software for assessment and training that is backed up by scientific research. Lucid pioneered the development of easy to use computerised tools for teachers in the early identification of dyslexia (from 4 years old) and the profiling of cognitive skills in young children, as well as assessing literacy skills.

Pearson Assessment

Committed to providing quality assessments, efficient testing procedures and valid and reliable information to help all individuals succeed. They develop and distribute tests and related products for professionals in psychology, general education, bilingual education, special education, and other areas serving people of all ages and cultures.

Real Training

Providing high quality distance learning, face to face training and consultancy, to professionals working in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).


ReBalance is a series of brief targeted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programmes specifically aimed at providing early intervention in schools - Wave 2 & 3 support. ReBalance train school staff to facilitate the programmes so, once purchased and trained, the programmes can be used unlimited times without extra costs. The most popular is a programme supporting students who have Exam Anxiety.

Scanning Pens Ltd

Scanning Pens supply exam approved pen scanners that give students the independence to read on their own. The C-Pen Exam Reader is available on a free day trial.


Texthelp produce computer reading software Read&Write which can be used in place of a reader in exams.

Other useful contacts

Other organisations involved in the support of education professionals and students

The Department for Education

The Department for Education is responsible for education and children’s services.

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC)

A standard-setting group concerned with the diagnostic assessment of specific learning difficulties in an educational setting. The committee seeks to extend the principles of good practice contained in the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines across all age ranges and throughout the profession.

The Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)

A membership organisation comprising the seven largest providers of qualifications in the UK. Established in 2004 to replace the Joint Council for General Qualifications (JCGQ), the JCQ provides a single voice for its members on issues of examination administration and, when appropriate, qualification and wider education policy.

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Ofqual’s job is to maintain standards and confidence in qualifications. They look after GCSEs and A levels in England, and a wide range of vocational qualifications both in England and Northern Ireland. Ofqual also regulate the National Curriculum Assessments in England.

Professional Association for Teachers and Assessors of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS)

A professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties, for all those concerned with the teaching and support of pupils with SpLD: dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADD, and Aspergers Syndrome.

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC)

A standard-setting group concerned with the diagnostic assessment of specific learning difficulties in an educational setting. The committee seeks to extend the principles of good practice contained in the SpLD Working Group 2005/DfES Guidelines across all age ranges and throughout the profession.

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