The Postgraduate Award of Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements (PAPAA) enables professionals to fully meet the requirements set by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to assess candidates for Access Arrangements.
The JCQ sets the criteria which Access Arrangements Assessors must meet. The PAPAA course:
*The PAPAA is externally moderated and endorsed by the CIEA www.herts.ac.uk/ciea/about-theciea
Upon completion of the PAPAA course, successful candidates will:
Please note: Access Arrangements Assessors 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.)
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 has various modes of delivery. For full details, click here
The complete course content delivered through online videos. Start dates available every month.
Start the course with 3 consecutive webinar training days for Unit 1 (covering the core Unit 1 taught sessions, and beginning all the Unit 1 assignments). Unit 2 taught sessions delivered through our online video presentations.
Start the course with 3 consecutive webinar training days for Unit 1 (as per the PAPAA Hybrid information above). Later in the course, access 3 consecutive webinar training days for Unit 2 (covering the core Unit 2 taught sessions, and beginning all the Unit 2 assignments).
For regional or academy groups (minimum of 8 participants), the PAPAA Hybrid option delivered at a venue of your choice.
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.
Watch an introductory video to the PAPAA Course