BPS Test User: Combined Ability and Personality

Completing this BPS Verified course will enable you to use all major UK ability and aptitude tests, plus Pearson TalentLens' personality traits & values tools, saving you money and allowing you to undertake recruitment and development campaigns on your own terms.

This 4-day BPS Verified course has been designed to provide training leading to the fulfillment for the British Psychological Society’s Certificate of Competence in the use of ability and personality 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:

  • Gain an industry standard qualification, required by many consultancies and organisations.
  • Be able to purchase and administer ability tests from ALL reputable test publishers.
  • Be able to add personality instruments from other test publishers, subject to completion of relevant conversion courses.
  • Reduce the cost of hiring external consultants, assessors and recruiters who are often used to carry out test administration.

There are 3-4 hours of pre-coursework.

Days 1 & 2 – Ability

  • Reliability (theory and application)
  • Statistics
  • Validity (theory and application)
  • Observed feedback
  • Fairness and bias and legal aspects of testing

Days 3 & 4 – Personality

  • Foundations of personality assessment (as set by the BPS)
  • Scales. Reliability and validity
  • Introduction to interpretation and feedback
  • Feedback of a course delegate’s personality profile
  • Administering SOSIE & writing reports

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

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