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, in partnership with their sister company Include-ed, offer a range of online courses covering the administration and interpretation of a range of specific tests within their ‘Small Byte CPD’ program. Courses include the following tests published or distributed by us. 

Small Byte CPD program

  • Adult Reading Test (ART-2)
  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing - Second Edition (CTOPP-2)
  • Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH)
  • Test of Word Reading Efficiency - Second Edition (TOWRE-2)
  • WIAT-III UK for Teachers (WIAT-IIIUK-T)
  • Wide Range Achievement Test, Fifth Edition (WRAT5TM)
  • Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT)

Update/Refresher about JCQ Exam Access Arrangements:

3 hours online at a time or place that suit you or at the following:

  • Thursday 17th September 2020 - Cardiff
    (Morning Only, video presentation with live online Q & A - click here for details)
  • Friday 18th September 2020 - Belfast
    (Morning Only, video presentation with live online Q & A - click here for details)
  • Monday 21st September 2020 - BAWA, Filton, Bristol (2020/21 regulations)
  • Wednesday 23rd September 2020 - Imperial College, London (2020/21 regulations)
  • Thursday 24th September 2020 - Imperial College, London (2020/21 regulation
  • Tuesday 29th September 2020 - Park Inn, York (2020/21 regulations)
  • Wednesday 30th September 2020 - Manchester University, Manchester (2020/21 regulatio
  • Thursday 1st October 2020 - The Council Building, Birmingham (2020/21 regulations)

Please email for more information. 


New delegates

  • Thursday 21st May 2020 - Victoria, Central London
  • Friday 23rd October 2020 - Richmond, Yorkshire
  • Thursday 5th November 2020 - Pearson Head Office, Charing Cross, Central London

Please see the course form for information and prices.

*Plymouth, Cardiff & Belfast courses are morning only, the presentation will be via prerecorded video with live online Q&A with Caroline Read.


Each course is approved by SASC for core CPD hours, and prices start at £25 for the first course, with reductions for multiple courses.

Please email for more information. 

Learn more on our Access Arrangements page


PAPAA Training


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: £1,350

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: £1,750

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.

> Learn more and register 

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Tully Forensic Psychology 

CPD training courses, lead by a group of Forensic and Clinical Associate HCPC Registered Psychologists all with extensive clinical and training experience. 

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV® (MCMI-IV) On Demand Training 


The primary aim of the MCMI-IV online training is to ensure that delegates feel confident when assessing clients using the MCMI-IV, and to develop awareness of how the MCMI-IV can be interpreted and reported. At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Describe the background and theory applying to the MCMI-IV
  • Explain and apply administration procedures
  • Apply the process of scoring the tool via online scoring
  • Analyze MCMI-IV results to interpret the findings

> Learn more and register 

Bespoke, group training packages also available for teams that can be delivered at your place of work. 

> more on group training 




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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