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BPS Level 1 Assistant Test User

This online version of our Psychometric Assessment at Work Course is entirely complimentary for our face-to-face students who have enrolled and paid to attend this Level of the training in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Access is granted immediately after payment, irrespective of the formal course start date.

Our online Psychometric Test Administration Course provides students with the ability to understand and competently practice the administration of ability, aptitude and personality assessments in organisational settings.  Successful completion of this course and the course assessments makes students eligible for the BPS Level 1 Assistant Test User Qualification. If you wish to additionally interpret test results and feed back those results in a meaningful way to candidates and decision-makers, you will need to complete BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Training and BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Training after completing this first Level course.

Topics covered

What is Occupational Testing

Categories of Psychometric Tests

Types of Maximum and Typical Performance Tests

Preparation for Managed Test Administration

Invitation Letters

Introducing & Running the Test Session

Test Logs

Modes of Test Administration

Managing Problems with Remote Testing

Candidates with Disabilities

Direct & Indirect Discrimination

The Four-Fifth’s Rule

Justifiable Adverse Impact

UK Data Protection Act

Hong Kong Personal Data Ordinance

Singapore Personal Data Protection Act

For full details of the course and the certificate from the British Psychological Society, please see our main BPS Level 1 Assistant Test User Online Training page.

BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Course

This online version of our Psychometric Assessment at Work Course is entirely complimentary for our face-to-face students who have enrolled and paid to attend this Level of the training in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Access is granted immediately after payment, irrespective of the formal course start date.

Our online BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Course provides students with in-depth understanding in the use of psychometric ability tests in the workplace. It builds competence in the practical application of psychometric tests and ensure ethical and best practice use of these tools in HR decision-making and consulting. Successful completion of this course and the course assessments makes students eligible for the BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Qualification. Prior to starting this course, students must have passed BPS Level 1 Assistant Test User. However, it is possible to register for all 3 Levels of our BPS Certifications in Psychometrics at the same time and receive a generous combined course discount.

Topics covered

INTELLIGENCE

Theories of Intelligence

Roots of Intelligence: Nature or Nurture

Two Factor Model – a Compromise

New Directions for Intelligence

NORM GROUPS AND STANDARD SCALES

Distribution Statistics

‘Normal’ Distribution

Central Tendency

Skew – ‘When Data is Distorted’

Spread of Scores & Standard Deviation

Different Scales

Composition of Norm Groups

Sample Statistics: Standard Error of the Mean

Gender & Ethnicity

RELIABILITY AND ERROR

Classical Test Theory

Correlational Statistics

Significance Levels

Systematic Error

Standard Error of Measurement

Item Response Theory

VALIDITY

Types of Validity

Bias in Validity

Restriction of Range

Criterion Problem

Criterion Contamination

Validity Generalization

Statistical Analysis versus Pragmatic Value

Chance Relationships

FEEDBACK & REPORTING

Feedback & Report-writing for Aptitude Tests

For full details of the course and the certificate from the British Psychological Society, please see our main BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Online Training page.

BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Course

This online version of our Psychometric Assessment at Work Course is entirely complimentary for our face-to-face students who have enrolled and paid to attend this Level of the training in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Access is granted immediately after payment, irrespective of the formal course start date.

Our online BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Course provides students with in-depth understanding in the use of psychometric personality assessments at work. The course is for those who have already completed both the BPS Level 1 Assistant Test User training and the BPS Level 2 Ability Test User training and who wish to be able to interpret and provide useful feedback about personality assessment results to respondents and decision-makers. Upon successful completion of the course, students become eligible for the BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Qualification as well as the EFPA Euro Test User Certification.

Topics covered

VALIDITY ISSUES SPECIFIC TO PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS

• Validity Issues for Personality Questionnaires

• Statistical Analysis versus Pragmatic Value

• Chance Relationships and ‘Going Fishing’

• Multiple Regression for Personality Questionnaires

• Correction for Shrinkage

APPROACHES TO ASSESSING PERSONALITY

• Developing Questionnaires: Rational, Empirical and Theoretical Approaches

• Methods of Personality and Performance Assessment

• Response Style and Distortion in Personality Questionnaires

• Forms of distortion

• Minimising and Controlling Distortion

• Transparent versus Opaque Instruments

• Ipsative versus Normative Scaling

• Spurious Validity

• Pseudo-Scientific Measures of Personality

PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT INTERPRETATION

• Learning appropriate to the vast majority of personality assessments

• Specific focus on the Identity Self-Perception Questionnaire

• Optional learning and accreditation for the Apollo Profile

• Consideration of multiple other personality assessments

PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK

• Introduction to Feedback

• Purposes of Feedback

• Preparation for Feedback

• Feedback Skills

• The Feedback Interview Structure

• Discussing Results – Personality Assessments

PERSONALITY ASSESSMENT WRITTEN REPORTS

• The Interim Report

• The Integrated Report

For full details of the course and the certificate from the British Psychological Society, please see our main BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Online Training page.