BPS Test User: Occupational Ability (Level A)

Completing this BPS Verified course will reduce the costs of your recruitment campaigns by enabling you to purchase, administer and feed back all major UK ability tests.

This BPS verified course has been designed to provide training leading to the fulfilment for the British Psychological Society’s Certificate of Competence in the use of Ability tests.

This course is relevant to anyone wishing to use Ability/Aptitude tests for recruitment, selection or development purposes, such as HR managers, recruiters, occupational psychologists, training managers and team leaders. After attending, delegates will:

  • Be able to purchase and administer ability tests from ALL reputable test publishers.
  • Obtain an industry standard qualification, required by many consultancies and organisations.
  • Reduce the cost of hiring external consultants, assessors and recruiters who are often used to carry out test administration.
  • Achieve the essential precursor to the BPS Test User: Occupational Personality (Level B) qualification.
  • Be able to register their qualification with the BPS.

There are 3-4 hours of pre-coursework.

Day 1

  • Reliability (theory and application)
  • Statistics
  • Validity (theory and application)
  • Introduction to and preparation for Test Administration

Day 2

  • Test Administration and Scoring
  • Observed Feedback
  • Fairness and Bias in testing
  • Legal Aspects of testing
  • Administration and Feedback Plenary Session

Within 3 months of attending, delegates are required to complete some post course work.

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