In 2004, three educational psychologists created Real Group to make a real difference to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Today, our group of companies share one mission: to use education to transform lives.
We’re the UK’s leading provider of training in educational testing and professional assessment. Our courses are taught by senior practising psychologists with real expertise. We deliver the best thinking, teaching and practice using the latest online learning technologies (Campus Online™).
Our experienced educational psychologists (EPs) deliver innovative and accessible educational psychology services across the UK and the globe. Our principal and senior EPs work with parents, schools and organisations to help each child fulfil their potential.
Our expert programmers deliver e-learning platforms that are the technical heart of Real Group’s courses. Our leading-edge technology enables education professionals to learn anywhere. We bring the virtual campus to our clients, so that they can learn wherever they choose.
Our innovative online courses strengthen the expertise and confidence of education professionals who support students with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLDs).
As we’re an open membership group, we welcome all professionals with an interest in dyslexia/SpLD. We offer discussion, information and best practice in the field and an array of member resources. We are also a SASC-approved assessment practising certification body.
Our shop was established in November 1995. We offer a range of carefully selected products that provide educators and the public with the best resources to improve outcomes. Our team is based in Real Group’s Canterbury offices.
September 19, 2018
The Real Training‘s Access Arrangements Update course is free to access and it is available to all qualified access arrangements professionals. If you would like to access the free AAU course, please contact us. For more information about this course, click here.
September 16, 2018
Real Training now an accredited NPQ provider, supporting leadership in education Following a tendering process we’ve been accredited by the Department for Education (DfE) as a provider of the new National Professional Qualifications (NPQs). Why have the DfE changed the NPQs? Having reviewed the ever-changing demands on educational leaders at all levels, the DfE have […]
July 31, 2017
We’re pleased to announce that, following a recent tender process from the Department for Education, Real Training’s submission to be accredited to run National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) has been approved. This is subject to final approval of contracts, so we’re not able to start taking bookings yet. However, if that process is finalised, we will […]
How we work
Our network of talented and expert individuals is led by a team of experienced psychologists and senior managers. We have a wealth of experience in the analysis and optimisation of learning needs, education environments and project management.
Alan was principal educational psychologist in Kent from 1997 to 2002. In 2004, he started Real Training with Mark Turner to deliver high-quality programmes to teachers and schools in the UK and beyond. He is the author of Real Training’s well-respected Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing course, for which his subject knowledge and in-depth understanding of pedagogy has been invaluable. Alan is an entrepreneur but, at heart, his passion is to deliver excellent services that benefit children, young people, families and schools.
Dr. Mark Turner
Mark launched Real Training with Alan in 2004 and remains its professional and academic lead and Managing Director. Real Group is the third successful enterprise in the education sector that Mark has founded. Mark creates highly effective teams which embrace innovation and focus on achieving successful outcomes. He completed his educational psychology doctorate in 2010. He publishes, speaks at conferences, and is currently elected chair of the Nurture Group Network charity and Parent Governor of an inner London Secondary School.
Siobhan has established and led teams of professional tutors and expert witnesses across Real Group. She excels in developing effective operational systems and teams and takes the lead role in managing the team and collating, interpreting and reporting quality-assurance data for the directors and Middlesex University. As an experienced EP, she has worked with children and young people in mainstream schools for almost two decades. She believes in helping educators to meet the needs of children with SEND.
Alan Macgregor, Mark Turner and Siobhan Mellor believe in the power of psychology and technology to change lives. Real Group constantly strives to stay at the leading edge of education technology and the latest thinking.
One of our founding directors, Alan is the programme leader for our Professional Assessment Programme, including our highly regarded CCET and CPT3A courses.
Having worked for Dyslexia Action since 2010, Kathryn is the head of education and learning for both the CPD and Professional Programme for Dyslexia Action Training.
Dr. Mark Turner
We are proud to have developed a jointly validated Masters in Leading Inclusive Education with Middlesex University and Mark is the co-programme leader with Ron Sergejev of Middlesex.
Siobhan is the programme leader for Real Training’s MEd SEND Programme, including the NASENCO and our MEd SEND Programme modules.
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Dyslexia Action, Centurion House, London Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4AX, United Kingdom.