Why attend the course?
Assistant Test User may be involved in using psychometric tests under
the direction of more highly trained colleagues, for the purposes of
recruitment, selection or development of personnel.
aptitude and personality tests are valuable tools used in a variety of
domains, including personnel selection, recruitment and training,
personnel development, research and clinical work. Anyone involved in
the administration of such tests is required by the British
Psychological Society to have satisfactorily completed the appropriate
training. Your work on this course will be assessed by a chartered
psychologist using materials which have been verified to the British
Psychological Society's standards.
This course provides information and experience to prepare you to be able to:
• Administer and score specific tests under the supervision of a qualified test user
• Be aware of broader issues related to the use of psychometric tests, including their benefits and limitations
qualification is a useful addition to your c.v. if you are considering a
career or are currently working in HR, recruitment or occupational
Aptitude, Ability and Personality Tests
tests are designed to assess how well a person is likely to be able to
perform in a training programme or in a job. Ability tests assess what
people can do. These are the sort of tests we commonly call 'IQ tests'.
They may measure verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, spatial
reasoning and mechanical reasoning. Personality tests measure relatively
stable characteristics that represent the style of behaviour
demonstrated by an individual. Personality tests are designed to
facilitate the process of predicting behaviour generally, or in specific
applied circumstances. This course will involve detailed analysis and
use of four such tests and a more cursory introduction to a greater
number of tests.
This is a
one day course, running from 10.00 until 16.45 and involves a number of
written and practical assessments. The course includes class room style
learning as well as a number of practical exercises.
cost for the course is £275 per student if they are just completing the
coursework to be eligible for the BPS qualification or £375 if they
also complete additional coursework to become eligible for the M level
credits associated with the course. The fee includes all course
materials, tuition and assessments - including first retakes where
necessary but there will be an additional fee, payable to the BPS in
order to obtain the BPS certificate.
Contact - for more information and booking
Dr. Caroline Limbert CPsychol AFBPsS
Department of Applied Psychology
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff CF5 2YB