BPS Level A Testing


This five-day course is for professionals wanting to use ability, aptitude and interest assessments in their selection and development strategy. It is designed to enable delegates to achieve the British Psychological Society's BPS Level A Certificate in Occupational Testing thus meeting the requirements for entry onto the BPS Register of Competence in Occupational Testing. The certificate provides a national standard that is recognised by the major psychometric test publishes who produce ability, aptitude and interest tests for occupational selection and development purposes.

The training is run by a team of Chartered Occupational Psychologists using materials and content verified by the BPS. It will enable successful delegates to:

    * understand the principles of psychometric testing;
    * evaluate and choose appropriate tests;
    * administer tests in an unbiased manner;
    * interpret results objectively;
    * feedback results fairly and ethically;
    * buy and use many tests produced by major publishers.

The course content is broken down into several distinct modules, each supported by a comprehensive set of reference notes. The training format is varied and includes individual presentations, group discussions and workshops, together with practical test administration and feedback sessions. Assessment of essential competencies is continuous and requires staged completion, by delegates, of a workbook and portfolio.

Whilst no prior formal qualifications are required to enter the course, a basic understanding of mathematics is essential.

Approximate Course fee*:
£1200 (non-residential)
£1500 (residential)
*Subject to change

Fees include all tutoring and course materials, and lunch, tea and coffee on all days of the course.

For groups of six or more, a bespoke course held at your organisation can be arranged.

For further information and a booking form please contact:
Emily Walker
Room 302 Tom Reilly Building
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street
L3 3AF
Tel: 0151 231 2193
Fax: 0151 904 6302

For further information about the Level A Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing, please visit the British Psychological Society's Psychological Testing Centre website.

Page last modified 11 September 2013.

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