Training and Professional Development

Browse through our list of available training opportunities and click on the links to book your place or find out more information about each course. 



Communicate-ed specialises in a range of special educational needs training courses, particularly those dealing with Examination Access Arrangements, all of which are available online.

PAPAA Overview

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.

PAPAA Online: £1,295

You access all of the training through online video presentations. The online version of the PAPAA allows students to access learning in their own time at their own pace. For busy teachers it provides the flexibility that face to face training does not allow. Students are given online access to video lectures which can be replayed and reviewed.

PAPAA Intensive: £1,700

A combination of face to face training and online learning. Unit 1 is delivered in an intensive 3 day block. Unit 2 is delivered through our online video presentations. The option is ideally suited to those who enjoy both class delivery and distance learning.

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WAIS-IV: Interpretation

Dates for 2019: TBC

This training allows for an individual to gain a greater understanding of WAIS-IV general interpretation. This is a good course for those new to the WAIS-IV and its general interpretation, or those looking for a refresher/update.

Trainer: Dr. Carol A. Ireland

For more information and to book your place:


Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

Helen Arkell offer a range of services and courses for education professionals, designed to increase their knowledge and understanding of individuals with dyslexia and how to support them. They offer Level 5 and Level 7 courses and CPD for specialist teachers and specialist assessors, enabling them to maintain their Practising Certificates. Helen Arkell also provide tailored inset sessions and a professional summer school.You can find a full list of their courses here:


Real Training 

Real Training is the leading provider of the BPS Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (Level A). Courses are available online, intensively face to face, by a licence (for example through Dyslexia Action) and bespoke for Local Authorities.

Please visit theReal Training Website for more information.




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