What is Test User Training?

Occupational Test User Training courses offer professional qualifications designed for those who use psychometrics or psychological tests as part of their role. These industry standard qualifications are based on a syllabus of assessments developed by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and enable you to use, administer, interpret and provide feedback on psychometric tests published by UK test publishers.

Who is Test User Training for?

Test User courses offer career development for those working with psychometric tests for the purpose of selection, development or career guidance and advice. Individuals working within the HR sector, for an employment agency or a consultancy offering testing services may find these qualifications of particular value and may include:

  • HR professionals
  • Recruitment and talent management specialists
  • Coaches
  • Organisational development specialists
  • Training consultants

Our courses

We offer a range of fully accredited training courses, verified by the BPS. All courses are delivered by experienced Business Psychologists with expertise and extensive experience in helping organisations meet their assessment needs. Your tutor will support and guide you in becoming an expert user of ability and personality instruments, before, during and after the course.

 

 We offer Test User Training in two formats:

Classroom based training

Either in the Criterion offices or in-house at your organisation

Distance learning course

Complete the qualification at your own pace with full support from a Criterion Business Psychologist

 Course dates

We've added a further three courses, scheduled for January 2019, with spaces available for up to 8 delegates.
 
Courses take place in our seaside offices in Brighton, and include lunch and light refreshments.
 
 

Test-User: Occupational, Ability

Ability
  • 21-22 January 2019
  • 2 days
  • £1000**

Test-User: Ability & Personality

Combined
  • 21-24 January 2019
  • 4 days*
  • £1900**

Test-User: Occupational, Personality

Personality
  • 23-24 January 2019
  • 2 days*
  • £1000**

*Test-User: Personality courses also require an additional observation session. This can be facilitated the day after the course at our office, or at a later date via Skype.

**Note that prices are exclusive of VAT and our public courses will only run if we have a minimum of 4 delegates sign up. A 50% deposit will be required to reserve your space


We can deliver in-house training for your organisation should you have 4 or more individuals wishing to become Test User Qualified. Please contact us for more information.

 

Reserve your space now


Course content

Our courses are designed to be varied, interactive and experiential to embed skills and learning. Classroom courses will require a small amount of pre-course work to ensure you have an understanding of the basic principles the course will build upon. A post-course task involving a practice administration exercise and report write-up will also be assigned.

Course content is the same for both classroom and remote based training. 

Upon completion you will be eligible for registration on the BPS Test User Register.

Test User: Occupational, Ability

  • Learn how to choose appropriate tests

  • Understand technical properties of ability tests including reliability and validity statistics, norm groups and design rational

  • Administer tests in both paper and pencil and online formats

  • Calculate individual and group test scores

  • Learn how to use tests legally, ethically and fairly and how to correctly interpret results

  • Apply learning through case studies and practice sessions

  • Become accredited users of Criterion Partnership’s assessment tools

Test User: Occupational, Personality

  • Learn how to assess personality, interpret results and deliver feedback sessions

  • Understand technical properties of personality questionnaires tests such as reliability and validity statistics

  • Learn about best practice principles, including the right language to use when providing feedback and how to combat distortion and sabotage

  • Apply learning through case studies and practice sessions, including job analysis and exploration discussions

  • Become accredited users of Criterion Partnership’s assessment tools