Our BPS Occupational Test User Qualification Courses

BPS Test User: Assistant Test User (ATU), Test User Ability (TUA), and Test User Personality (TUP)

We offer a range of psychometric training courses including BPS Test User: Assistant Test User (ATU), Test User Ability (TUA), and Test User Personality (TUP). For more information about our different training options, please see the options below.  All course are available as public or in-house training, so that we can tailor them to meet your individual or organisational needs. Verified by the British psychological Society (BPS), these courses are internationally recognised and aligned with the standards of competence as per the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

OPTION A: Full BPS Combined Certificates in Occupational Testing: Personality and Ability (available as a 'taught' or  'blended' mode)(aka Level A & B)

This course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct psychometric tests fairly and effectively in organisations.  Accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Test User: Occupational, Ability (Level A) Qualification is internationally recognised and aligned with the standards of competence defined by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

Course content

  • Theory of Psychometric Testing & Personality Assessment
  • How to select the most appropriate Tests for a specific purpose
  • Test Administration & Scoring
  • Test Reliability & Sources of Error
  • The Validity of Psychometric Tests – Measuring the Utility of Testing
  • Understanding Personality Assessment
  • Interpretation of the Profiles XT Personality Inventory
  • Using the Profiles XT for Recruitment and People Development
  • Feeding Back Ability and Personality Tests
  • Best Practice, Diversity and Fair SelectionDuration
  • 8 hours of pre-course learning and reading
  • 3 days face-to-face training
  • 5 hours of post-course work
  • 35-50 hours commitment (online mode)

 

OPTION B: Test User Occupational, Ability (aka Level A) Training

This course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct psychometric tests fairly and effectively in organisations.  Accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Test User: Occupational, Ability (Level A) Qualification is internationally recognised and aligned with the standards of competence defined by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

Who is this course for? HR professionals and consultants who wish to gain the BPS Test User, Occupational, Ability qualification.

Course content

E-learning (6 hours)

  • An Introduction to Psychometric Testing
  • An Introduction to Reliability and Validity
  • Best Practice
  • Describing Test Scores
  • Transforming Scores to Different Scales
  • Measuring Reliability & Validity

Classroom (physical or online) (1 day)

  • Test Selection
  • Test Administration - Principles & Practice
  • Scoring Tests
  • Feedback
  • Fair Selection

 

OPTION C: Test User: Occupational, Personality (aka Level B)

This course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct psychometric tests fairly and effectively in organisations.  Accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the Test User: Occupational, Ability (Level A) Qualification is internationally recognised and aligned with the standards of competence defined by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

This course is suitable for HR professionals and consultants who wish to gain the BPS qualification in Test User: Occupational, Personality (Level B).

Course Content

E-learning (2-3 hours)

The e-learning component covers the principles of personality theory and assessment:

  • What is Personality?
  • Introduction to Personality Theory
  • Introduction to Personality Assessment

Classroom (2 days)

The classroom component covers qualification in a specific personality assessment chosen from the following:

  • Profiles XT Test - for coaching, management development, and selection - read more about https://ptc.bps.org.uk/test-review/profile-xt

 

Who should attend BPS Test User (Ability & Personality) Training?

  • This British Psychological Society (BPS) qualification is for professionals who regularly use psychometric or psychological assessments.
  • The course is designed for those who work in HR teams, recruitment, careers guidance, consultancy and personal development coaching.
  • The training is ideal for anyone who uses psychometric testing in talent management, team/personal development and recruitment and selection.

Course objectives:

  • The BPS Test User course equips delegates with a wide range of skills in psychometric testing across multiple tests and assessment techniques.
  • The course qualifies you in both Ability and Personality Testing (formerly Level A and B) in 2 days (plus pre-reading & post-course follow up).
  • After training, you will be the registered ‘expert’ for your organisation and eligible to join the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use.
  • BPS Test User training provides you with actionable skills and knowledge to conduct psychometric tests legally, fairly, effectively and ethically.
  • You will learn best practice standards, reliability, validity and norms.
  • How to integrate assessment into your talent management processes.

What are the benefits of holding a BPS Test User Level qualification in test use?

  • A nationally recognised qualification in test use recognised by employers.
  • Discounted rates on five CIPD courses.
  • Membership of the BPS’ Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).
  • Free online access to reviews of tests.
  • Quarterly editions of Assessment & Development Matters (ADM) delivered and online at the PTC website.

Pre & post-course requirements:

  • Pre-reading.
  • Basic experience of psychometric testing.
  • Post course assignment to meet the qualifications of the BPS.

These courses will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to conduct psychometric tests fairly and effectively for the purpose of recruitment and selection, development, career coaching, talent management, outplacement, and team and organisational development. 

Public courses – these are run at the University of Roehampton, London on a monthly basis. In addition to this, we run courses in the Middle East, mainly the Dubai area with our Partners Profile International in Business Bay. More information on how to book these course can be found online (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bps-test-user-combined-qualification-ability-tua-and-personality-tup-tickets-24642100185).

In-house Courses:

Alternatively, we can run these courses on your own premises if there are a few people to be trained.  Whether at your office, or at a hotel/training centre of your choice, we are willing to come to you. Please contact us for more information regarding pricing.

Call us on 020 3368 6788 to reserve your place. Alternatively, click here to pay and complete the registration form.  Alternatively, please book your place via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bps-test-user-occupational-ability-and-personality-level-a-b-combined-training-course-employability-tickets-15524178235

(Note: Special discounts apply for Occ/Bus.Psych students).  Online courses are also available for you to start anytime - call us for details.