JCQ Access Arrangements Changes and Updates 2023/2024

Introducing the 2023/24 changes to the JCQ regulations regarding Access Arrangements in the UK

"I have completed this free course and it was brilliant. Very informative and easy to understand. I really appreciate the online version of the course, I can stop the video when I am taking notes and I can rewind the video to allow myself to re-listen if I need clarification."

- Diane Holloway, SENCo, Wales

Are you a SENCo, Access Arrangements Assessor, Exams Officer, or a school staff member eager to understand the updated 2023/24 JCQ access arrangements rules and regulations? A free online course and webinar by Mr Nick Lait can guide you through the intricate processes and policies.

Dates to Diarise:
1. Online Course: Now Available!
2. Webinar with Nick Lait: 4 October at 7 pm


  • Complimentary Online Course: Stay current with the latest JCQ access arrangements guidelines for the 2023/24 academic year, tailored to the needs of schools and assessors across the UK.
  • Free live webinar and Q&A session with Nick Lait (October): Have your queries resolved in a dedicated question-and-answer session with Mr Nick Lait, the JCQ head of examinations.
  • Access to Event Recordings: Review critical information at your own pace with access to recorded content from the events.
  • Certificate of Competence (Optional): Earn a professional certification, demonstrating your competence in this area. Please note this is subject to a fee and requires completion of the relevant assessment.


  • Short Online Course: Engage in an easy-to-follow course to update you on the latest JCQ access arrangements guidelines for the 2023/24 academic year. This course is tailored to schools and assessors across the UK.
  • Live Q&A and Video Presentation with Nick Lait: Interact directly with Mr Nick Lait, the JCQ head of examinations, during a live Q&A session. Watch his insightful video presentation to clarify your doubts and enrich your understanding.
  • Video Presentation by Rebecca Good: Absorb knowledge from Educational Psychologist Rebecca Good's video presentation on effectively using the widely-used SPaRCS and WJ-IV tests for access arrangements.
  • Downloadable Resources: Save time and streamline your Access Arrangements process with an array of downloadable resources provided.
  • Access to Recordings: Don't miss any important information with the ability to review event recordings at your leisure for one week.
  • Certificate of Competence (Optional): Earn an optional Certificate demonstrating mastery in this field. Note this is subject to a fee and requires successful completion of the assessment. Make the most of this unique learning opportunity to further your career and skills.

Your Instructor

Education Elephant
Education Elephant

This course has been designed and produced in collaboration with our psychology and education team here at Education Elephant Ltd.

*Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access their exams, such as their GCSE and GCE assessments, without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies and schools will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments. The rules and regulations around applying for access arrangements change a little every year, so it is important that schools and SENCos stay up to date and ensure that they are in compliance. This webinar will meet the needs of your school, ensuring that you are kept up to date and informed about the policies and procedures required for your access arrangement assessment and application process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get a recording of the webinar?
There is a recording available for one week after the live event.
Do I get a Cert. of Competence?
Yes - (subject to a small fee) there is a certificate of competence available which the user can opt into. The cert. of competence depends on the successful completion of a short multiple choice questions exam based on the webinar's content.
Can I ask questions?
Yes, there will be an opportunity to ask your questions and have them answered in a live Q&A session. If you can not attend the live event, you can submit questions beforehand.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to this course until July 2024.
When does the course start?
We will only release the course curriculum during the week of the 14 August 2023.

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