CENTRAL LONDON COURSES - Communicate-ed

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CENTRAL LONDON COURSES - Communicate-ed
CENTRAL LONDON COURSES
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th November 2014
Hilton Hotel, Olympia, London
(all courses also available online at a time/place to suit you)
Examination Access Arrangements - for General
Qualifications
(1 Day £160, Online £110)
Assessing Adult Students for the Disabled
Student’s Allowance - Tests, Interpretation &
Report Writing *SASC APPROVED
(1 Day £160, Online £110)
Selecting, Using and Interpreting Standardised
Tests - Principles for Educational Testing
*SASC APPROVED
(2 days £295, Online £240)
For more information about online courses please go to
http://online.communicate-ed.org.uk/introduction to view a sample
presentation. For more details please email [email protected]
*Communicate-ed is an Authorised Assessment CPD provider for the
 SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC)
 British Dyslexia Association
Friday 7th November 10am-4pm
*Early Bird Rate £160 (Online £110)
Examination Access Arrangements
- for General Qualifications
A course for everyone involved in Examination Access Arrangements including
Specialist Teachers, SENCos, Inclusion Co-ordinators, Examination Officers and
Educational Psychologists working at school and FE level.
The course will incorporate changes for the 2014/2015 regulations, including changes to the ‘Access Arrangements
Online’ system. Nick Lait, Head of Examination Services at the JCQ, will be joining us to answer questions.
Morning
Afternoon
*. Rationale for Access Arrangements
* Compiling appropriate evidence
* Types of Access Arrangement
* Resources for screening
* Applying for arrangements online
* An opportunity to examine 40+ recommended tests
* Roles, responsibilities and systems
* Case studies and workshops
The course tutor is Caroline Read. Caroline is a Specialist Teacher who has practical experience in all areas of the
Access Arrangements process and trains for LAs, Universities and SEN Services. Caroline's book ‘Assessment
Guidance for Access Arrangements’ was published by GL Assessment. She contributed to the PATOSS/JCQ
publication ‘Dyslexia: Assessing the need for Access Arrangements’. Her work has also been published by the TES
and the RNIB, and she has worked with various publishers to develop tests. Caroline has been involved with
various Ofqual and DfE training and policy projects.
Thursday 6th November 10am-4pm
*Early Bird Rate £160 (Online £110)
Assessing Adult Students for the Disabled Student’s
Allowance - Tests, Interpretation & Report Writing
A practical course for Specialist Teachers assessing students for the DSA. The
course is written from a practitioner’s perspective and will give guidance on
writing clear, accurate reports that follow the recommended guidelines. It will
also address common issues that arise when assessors are inexperienced.
The assessment
* The interview
* Alternative questionnaires
* Tests – core tests and optional tests
* Practical considerations – timing, overtesting
Identification
* The conclusion
* Co-morbidity issues
* Recommendations
The report
* The recommended template
* Consideration of potential readers
* Comment writing - developing a clear style
* Use of qualifying descriptors
Good practice
* Feedback
* Timings
* Presentation
* Data storage
This course is approved by SASC for Assessment Practising Certificate core hours.
The course tutor is Ros Lehany. Ros was an Adult Dyslexia co-ordinator at Dyslexia Action and has tutored on their
Postgraduate certificate course. She works part time at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds where she
is responsible for diagnostic assessment, support and the administration of DSA related issues. As an independent
consultant (Dyslexia Solutions) she delivers training across the sector and regularly carries out assessments to support
DSA applications. From 2008-2012 she was chair of the Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE)
and during this time she was part of the Disabled Students Stakeholder Group at Student Loans Company. Ros continues
to sit on the executive committee of ADSHE.
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th Nov
9.30am-3.30pm
*Early Bird Rate £295 (Online £240)
Selecting, Using and Interpreting Standardised Tests
- Principles for Educational Testing
In response to changes to the JCQ regulations concerning Specialist Teachers,
Communicate-ed has arranged a two day course helping you to select,
administer and interpret the results from standardised tests.
Course content: The course will cover key aspects for consideration when choosing standardised tests and the correct
administration and interpretation of these tests including:
* Reliability and validity
* Age appropriate testing
* Costs and accessibility of tests
* Standardisation
* Currency
* Interpretation of results
* Interpretation of statistical data
There will be the opportunity to discuss in depth a selection of tests from the following list: WRIT, WRAT 4, Adult
uk
Reading Test, DASH, CTOPP 2, WIAT 2 T and Diagnostic Reading Analysis. Please note: this course does not offer
accreditation. You will receive a certificate of attendance, but we will not be assessing your skills or knowledge. The
course alone is not sufficient to enable delegates to carry out JCQ Access Arrangements assessments. However,
alongside other qualifications and experience it could enable you to meet the required criteria. Please email for details.
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This course is approved by SASC for Assessment Practising Certificate core hours.
The course tutor is Sarah Beard. Sarah is a Specialist Teacher who runs the OCR Level 5 and 7 courses in assessing and
teaching students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia), and offers teaching and assessment of dyslexic learners
of all ages through her company ‘DITTAS Ltd’ at her centre in Bromley, Kent http://www.dyslexiaservices.org/. She has
extensive experience of teaching and assessing both adult learners and children and lectures locally and nationally on
the subject of dyslexia and SpLD. Sarah holds AMBDA and APC status.
Booking information for all three courses
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Early Bird Rate for bookings received before 6 October £160 one day/£295 two day course
Standard Rate for bookings received after this date £170 one day/£305 two day course
(To include lunch and course materials)
£10 discount for the second delegate from a centre for any of these 3 courses, £20 discount for the third and any
subsequent delegates.
How to book:
*Book through our website www.communicate-ed.org.uk/online-courses-application-form/ and pay online or ask
for an invoice
*Email [email protected] for an application form which can be emailed
*Complete the booking form on the back of this flyer and post or fax it
Please note: As our administrators have flexible working hours, you are likely to get a quicker response if you email
them with any queries.
Places are limited by the venue; please book early to avoid disappointment. Invoices can be provided upon request.
For details of other courses please contact us or see our website.
These courses are also available online. Please email [email protected] for more details.
www.communicate-ed.org.uk
Thursday 6th & Friday 7th November 2014
Hilton Hotel, Olympia, London
Examination Access Arrangements (7th Nov)
Assessing Adult Students for the DSA (6th Nov)
Selecting, Using and Interpreting Standardised Tests (6th & 7th Nov)
Please book online at www.communicate-ed.org.uk/online-courses-application-form/ or complete and
return to: Amy Martin, Communicate-ed, 63 Priory Rd, Southampton, Hants, SO17 2JQ
Tel: 0845 33 11 492 Fax: 0871 918 2334 Email: [email protected]
1. Please tick the course you would like to attend.
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Examination Access Arrangements – for General Qualifications: 1 day 7 November
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Assessing Adult Students for the DSA – Tests, Interpretation and Report Writing: 6 November
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Selecting, Using and Interpreting Standardised Tests - Principles for Educational Testing: 6 & 7 Nov
I am interested in an online course (prices below). Please send me details
2. Delegate details. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
Title:
Forename:
Surname:
Position (please circle): SENCo / Inclusion Co-ordinator / Specialist Teacher / Educational Psychologist / Exams Officer
Teaching Assistant / Other (please specify)
Name of school / service / college:
School / service / college type and age range:
Address:
Postcode:
Tel:
Ext:
Fax:
Email
Please check your email address and print clearly as we will use this to send your confirmation and travel details. Thanks.
Please tell us about any special access,
hearing or dietary requirements you have.
3. Course fees
Please enclose payment or purchase order to the value shown below, made payable to ‘Communicateed’ (places cannot be confirmed without this). An invoice can be provided on request.
PO
No:
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Early Bird Rate for bookings received before 6 October £160 one day/£295 two day course (Online £110/£240)
Standard Rate for bookings received after this date £170 one day/£305 two day course (Online £120/£250)
I wish to claim £10 discount as I am the second delegate
from my centre attending a Communicate-ed course on
these dates.
I wish to claim £20 discount as I am the third or
subsequent delegate.
Various discounts are availible for multiple delegate accessing our online courses. Please email for details.
Please insert the email address of your finance office to enable us to send the invoice to the correct recipient. Thank you.
Finance office email:
Applicant’s signature:
Date:
Terms and Conditions:
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A course booking cannot be confirmed in writing without payment or a purchase order
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Applications received after 6th October will be invoiced at Standard Rate
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Applications can only be made using the application form; places cannot be reserved by email/phone
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If delegates cancel after 23rd October the invoiced course fee will be payable
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Cancellations before this date will incur a nominal administration fee of £15
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Delegates from the same institution may be substituted at any time
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Payment will be refunded if the course is cancelled
Please check on the status of your booking if you have not received any communication from us within 3 weeks of application.
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