Available courses

This course has been designed for busy professionals who need to use psychometric tests for Human Resource related decisions. It is suitable for those working as HRM Managers or Officers, Line Managers, Business Managers and Leaders, Careers Advisers, Coaches, Counselors and so on.

Whilst we recommend that anybody using psychometric tests for decision-making undertake our higher level Psychometric Assessment at Work Course, not everybody has time to do so. This course meets a need for those who want to use tests very soon and who do not want or have time for in-depth study. The course combines easy to understand knowledge components with practical demonstrations using Online Psychometric Systems which students will be given access to. We make use of online meeting platforms to enable screen sharing and breakout rooms where students can practice in partnerships and receive supervision and guidance from the psychologist facilitator as they progress.

The course runs as a LIVE course which students are highly encouraged to attend. However, for those unable to make the live session times, every session gets recorded and made available for on-demand viewing at the student's convenience. 

By the end of the course, students will have a comfortable understanding of psychometric tests of aptitude and personality in terms of how they work, their limitations, how to interpret computer-generated test reports and how to feedback and gather additional evidence from psychometric test candidates.

Those who complete the course assignments (end of Unit Quizzes, Final Exam and Practical Assessments) to the required standard will receive a certificate signed by our award-winning registered psychologist and will also be qualified to order The Psychometric Portal and The Identity Self-perception Questionnaire from PsyAsia International. This will provide you with access to a number of tests used in HR decision-making.

Topics covered

Psychometric Tests: Pros, cons & limitations

Administering Online Psychometric Tests: Enhancing reliability & validity

Ability & aptitude tests: Interpretation

Personality Assessments: Interpretation

Report-writing

Feedback and supporting evidence

Evidence-based decision-making

***Note: During the course, students will be provided with their own Psychometric Portal and Identity Online System with limited credits on a trial basis. The credits are to be used only for course assignments. Only those students who pass the course will be able to use these systems thereafter. Those who pass will be able to keep the Identity System and add paid credits for use. The Psychometric Portal System has a purchase fee (which includes 400 credits).***


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.

Identity® Personality Assessment User Course

Identity® is a British Psychological Society Psychological Testing Centre Registered Psychometric Personality Assessment especially developed for the workplace to predict work performance and assist in development/career decisions

This online training course for Identity enables successful students to competently and ethically use the Identity Self Perception Questionnaire in Human Resources decision-making. By the end of the course, students will understand how to interpret Identity scores and profile charts and link respondent's scores with competencies desired in the role. They will also understand the basics of reliability and error in personality assessment and how to conduct assessment and interpretation to minimise error and enhance validity. The training has been designed at the most basic level to enable adoption of Identity into the organisation with minimal time commitment (i.e, within a single weekend) . For those looking for more advanced training, we recommend our BPS Level 2 Personality Assessment Course (above).

Topics covered

• Course Introduction

• Introduction to Personality Assessment

• Introduction to Identity

• Linking the role to Identity

• Reliability & Error

• Validity

• Understanding Identity Scores

• Interpreting Identity

• Corroborating the Identity Profile

• Using Identity Ethically

Full details about the Identity Self Perception Questionnaire Personality Assessment