Level 7: PAPAA: Postgraduate Award of Proficiency For Access Arrangements

At Dyslexia Matters® we are friendly, caring, approachable team, and our mission is to help people with specific learning difficulties and those who work with them.

When you train with us you will experience a warm and supportive learning environment and receive generous assessor input while gaining up to date, practical knowledge and access to online resources  placing you at the cutting edge of Dyslexia.

We are pleased to offer a 3 day blended learning version of the PAPAA course in Moulton, Northamptonshire.

 The 3 day blended learning option will suit students who have a practical, hands-on learning style. It comprises 3 face to face days spread out over approximately 6 weeks.

Participants will be able to work within a group, completing some assignments between or during the sessions, so that they can take full advantage of course deliverers’ input and feedback, completing up to 40% of the course requirements. Course tutors will demonstrate how to administer some of the tests, and students will gain as hands-on experience in administering tests themselves.

The face to face training will cover Unit 1 which prepares you to complete Unit 2 online.

The fee for this option is £1,700 (£1,250 for the online training plus £550 for the face to face days).
Prices are valid until 30th June 2018

3 days of face to face training

Day 1: 10.00am to 4.00pm will cover:

  • What are Access Arrangements?
  • Who can conduct assessments?
  • The impact of specific learning difficulties on exams
  • Introduction to the principles of psychometric testing
  • PAPAA Assignment Overview Unit 2 (with Q & A throughout the presentation)
  • Rationale and administration of tests to support an application for a Reader

Day 2: 10.00am to 4.00pm:

  • The types of Access Arrangement available e.g. Scribe, Reader etc
  • Rationale and administration of tests to support an application for a Scribe
  • Rationale and administration of tests to support an application for Extra Time
  • How to select a candidate for the videoed assessment
  • Introducing assessment plans

Day 3: 10.00am to 4.00pm:

  • Reporting results using confidence bands, percentiles and age equivalents.
  • Analysis of results
  • Report writing
  • Practical activities involving tests and assessments for Access Arrangements

After the 3 face to face days, students will be able to start work on Unit 2, with online access to the PAPAA video presentations.

Online video presentations for Unit 2 include:

  • Access Arrangements for General Qualifications
  • Extra Time in Exams - assessing the need
  • Collating and Interpreting Evidence
  • Assessing Students with EAL for Access Arrangements
  • Using Assistive Technology in Exams

 We anticipate the course will take approximately an additional 60 hours to complete after the 3 days intensive face to face training

To book your place on this course email: info@dyslexiamatters.co.uk or telephone 01767 313100

Course Dates

Day 3 to be confirmed

June 2018
July 2018