BPS Level 2 Ability Test User Course

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.

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

Estimated time to complete

-20 hours

Enrollment period
-90 days

Certificate
-following completion of all course requirements, students receive an invoice from the British Psychological Society and following payment will appear on the BPS Register and receive soft-copy certification