BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Course

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.

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

Estimated time to complete
-35 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