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Leading e-learning, assessment and training – powered by psychology

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.

Real Group Companies

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Real Training

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™).

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Real Psychology

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.

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Real e-learning

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.

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Dyslexia Action Training

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).

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Dyslexia Action Guild

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.

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Dyslexia Action Shop

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.


Real Group News

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 […]

June 23, 2017

Following the appointment of RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP as administrators for Dyslexia Institute Limited t/a Dyslexia Action, Real Group has been in negotiations with a view to acquiring the Training, Guild and Shop previously owned by Dyslexia Institute Limited. These negotiations have been successfully concluded and Real Group has now completed this acquisition. All training […]

June 10, 2017

We can confirm that, once again, we will be exhibiting at the TES SEN Show in 2017. This is the 25th year the event has been running and, once again, we are sure that it will be another fascinating, thought-provoking and fun industry get-together. If you are visiting on the Saturday, please come and join […]

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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.

Board of directors

Alan Macgregor

Alan Macgregor

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.

Mark Turner

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 Mellor

Siobhan Mellor

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.


Innovation

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.

Programme leaders

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Alan Macgregor

One of our founding directors, Alan is the programme leader for our Professional Assessment Programme, including our highly regarded CCET and CPT3A courses.

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Kathryn Benzine

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.

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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 Mellor

Siobhan Mellor

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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Main switchboard

01273 35 80 80

Dyslexia Action

01784 22 23 04

Dyslexia Action Shop

01784 22 23 39

Find us

Greenwich office

Real Group Ltd, 4 Victoria Parade, London SE10 9FR, United Kingdom.

01273 35 80 80

Canterbury office

Real Group Ltd, Canterbury Innovation Centre, University Road, Canterbury CT2 7FG, United Kingdom.

01273 35 80 80

Staines office

Dyslexia Action, Centurion House, London Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4AX, United Kingdom.

01784 22 23 04