BPS Test User: Occupational Ability Remote Training (Level A)

Now available as a remote, online training course - developed by Angus McDonald and according to the BPS qualification standards. Reduce the costs of your recruitment campaigns by obtaining a BPS Test User Level A Remote qualification, enabling you to purchase, administer and feed back all major UK ability tests.

The course, developed by Angus McDonald, has been designed according to the BPS qualification standards which define the knowledge and skills necessary for anyone using psychometric ability tests.

There are 7 units to the course as outlined below:

Unit 1:Introduction to psychometric tests
Unit 2a:Describing test scores
Unit 2b:Transforming test scores to different scales
Unit 3aReliability
Unit 3b:Practical applications of reliability
Unit 3c:Validity and utility
Unit 4:Fairness and bias in testing
Unit 5:Administering and scoring tests
Unit 6:Communicating test results
Unit 7:Security and confidentiality of test materials and data

Course Aims:

To learn…

  • How to Administer, Interpret and Feedback Ability tests.
  • How to select the most appropriate test for your needs.
  • How to use tests fairly and ethically, complying with UK laws and BPS guidelines.
  • Knowledge of technical concepts (reliability, validity, norm groups) which will help you evaluate tests from any publisher.
  • The best way to include ability tests in your selection process.


Distance learning that you can complete flexibly at your own pace.

What the steps are to qualify:

To qualify, you will complete reading and coursework completed in your own time, logged on an online portal. There are then 3 practical exercises carried out via a phone/video call arranged your assigned trainer. Your assigned trainer will be on hand to answer any questions via call or email throughout your qualification.

Course Length:

The course is designed to be completed in 2 days.

Equipment needed:

You will need access to a laptop or desktop computer with access to a camera & microphone for video calls.


£1,199 + VAT.

How to register:

Please complete the form below selecting ‘Remote Online Course’. A member of our team will then contact you to arrange your course access.

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