A huge part of helping children access their potential is also by supporting teachers and educators with training in the field of assessment, testing, and special education so that they can better plan and implement appropriate interventions for students. 


We offer a variety of training courses for teachers/educators, psychologists, and other health professionals, across Ireland and the UK. Please use the top menu above here to navigate our latest selection of great PD courses for educators and health professionals in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland/UK.

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)

This 3-day face-to- face course is fast becoming the ‘must have’ for anyone administering or interpreting educational tests. Delivered by experienced Psychologists, it will ensure professionals meet the highest standards in educational assessment and testing.

Access Arrangements Training (AAT)

This 2-day face-to-face course walks participants through the A-Z of exam access arrangements. It is essential for anyone wishing to gain the JCQ access arrangement assessor status (UK only). Topics covered include current JCQ rules/regulations; tests suitable for applications/ data collection and the application process.

Educational Testing and Access Arrangements Certificate (ETAAC)

This Level 7 equivalent qualification meets the JCQ criteria to practice as an access arrangements assessor in the UK.  It is a combination of our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) and Access Arrangements Training (AAT) courses.

RACE / DARE Informational Sessions

Informational sessions addressing the strict regulations required to apply for Reasonable Accommodations in Certificate Exams (RACE) and Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) applications in the Republic of Ireland.

For more information regarding course descriptions, dates, duration of courses, prerequisites and locations offered please click on the specific course links in the menus at the top of this page or on these popular courses included here.

In addition to our scheduled training courses, we also offer private bespoke group bookings. If you are interested in booking a bespoke training course, please contact us at


Our training courses will help:

  • Expand career opportunities available to you.
  • Enhance your confidence in understanding the various tests available.
  • Increase your competence in interpreting test results, where applicable.
  • Grow your educational assessment skills, in order to plan appropriate interventions for students.
  • Communicating your understanding to others (e.g. parents or fellow colleagues).
  • With understanding and confidently interpreting reports from other professionals.
  • With understanding how tests are developed and standardised.
  • Analyse test manuals to decide if the test is reliable, valid and appropriate for your student.

Watch this short explainer video on how two of our most popular courses (CCET & AAT) have enhanced teachers levels of competence and confidence in the area of assessment and testing.


  • The course was very beneficial for Early Years services and will enable you to assess younger children to determine strengths and needs in their development at this stage
  • The course provides strategies to improve assessment accuracy and speed of assessment
  • Great course, very interesting and relevant to current practice.
  • This course has given me more confidence and knowledge in administering and interpreting the Bayleys
  • Eithne Uí Chonail
    Extremely Useful, I feel anybody who is going to use the WISC-V should do a course such as this.
    Eithne Uí Chonail
  • Maria Casson
    Lovely presentation, well organised and very informative slides. Excellent and very useful course
    Maria Casson
  • Áine Smyth
    Most helpful and relevant, not time wasted on the basic of testing; teaching immediately directed to the relevant aspects of the WISC-V to new users
    Áine Smyth
  • Deirdre Griffin
    Provided good context to understanding rational and practicalities. Informative and clear
    Deirdre Griffin
  • Patrick Hegarty
    Well worth doing to give insight / understanding of WISC-V
    Patrick Hegarty
  • Carmel Carroll
    Excellent course, also a great refresher on previous statistical knowledge. Gives great insight into how tests are built and used.
    Carmel Carroll
    Disability Officer, Dublin City University
  • Carol Ellis
    Very satisfied with the course, gave in depth knowledge of different styles of tests and the statistics aspects were fantastic. Brilliant and detailed insight into ed psych reports. Broadened knowledge into how it works
    Carol Ellis
    Disability Officer, Dublin City University
  • Nicola Wood
    I found the course extremely worthwhile. I feel more confident that I can assess students and report back on findings. Very professional, interesting and engaging. Well worth doing - it will be very empowering!
    Nicola Wood
    Wesley College, Dublin
  • Tomás Hayes
    Very beneficial for teachers / SEN teachers. Very enjoyable. Very beneficial course where the information / learning can be brought back to the workplace. Good mix of listening / learning and hands on activities.
    Tomás Hayes
    Principal, St. Thomas's National School, Dublin
  • Simone Redmond
    Really enjoyable, very intense but very beneficial. It was very interesting and I've come away with a lot of information. Really opens up your eyes to testing and the work that goes into everything. I now understand where a lot of the information in the manuals come from and how to administer tests and correct them. I can now do things in school that I have not done before.
    Simone Redmond
    Teacher, Willow Park School, Dublin
  • Alison Pigot
    Very detailed and stimulating
    Alison Pigot
    Teacher, The Children's House Montessori Primary School, Dublin
  • Jane Ennis
    I thought the course was excellent. I will feel far more confident interpreting educational psychologist reports. Also more confident about conducting screening and investigating screening options.
    Jane Ennis
    Disability Support Service, NUI Galway
  • Alison Perry, SENCO
    This was an enlightening course.  I have been working with testing and psychology reports for many years and this is the first time that I actually feel confident in understanding test results, their reliability and what they actually mean. You only think you have knowledge about diagnostic testing until you attend this course.
    Alison Perry, SENCO
    Secondary School
  • This course is a must!  It has given me a thorough insight into the reliability of tests which I have used, will not now use and tests I will now buy.
  • Leone Loughran
    Intense but very worthwhile. I feel I have gained invaluable knowledge in relation to educational testing.  I am looking forward to putting all of my knowledge into action and developing my skills.
    Leone Loughran
    Classroom Assistant, Secondary School
  • Noreen McQuaid, Learning Support Teacher
    I was delighted with the course.  It was intense but equally invigorating.  The tutors were excellent, helpful and available for us throughout the days.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable course
    Noreen McQuaid, Learning Support Teacher
    Secondary School
  • Fantastic - very clever explanations of complicated processes.  A lot better understanding of what I am doing and why
  • Mary Cant
    The course really helped to consolidate my previous knowledge and sharpen proper administration of measure.
    Mary Cant
  • Lynne Herbison, SENCO
    It is intense but very worthwhile if you are a SENCO as it helps decode Ed Psych reports.
    Lynne Herbison, SENCO
    Primary School