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Occupational Testing & Personality Assessment

Start Date
24 Sep 2024
8 Evenings Sessions , with pre-and post course workshops, 1-1 feedback.
Course Level
Designed in accordance with British Psychological Society (BPS) Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing and Personality Assessment
No Specific Requirements- but a grounding in Psychology, Careers and Vocational Guidance, HR Management, Training and Development and related disciplines helps
Certificate of Completion and, depending on the delegate's needs, certificate of competence in psychometric instruments introduced; eligibility for post-course registration with bodies such as the BPS subject to the required criteria being met


 Psychometrics SculptorThe Same applies for ...Occupational Personality, Emotional Intelligence and Aptitude and Ability Assessment !


In line with BPS Level 2 Test User Occupational Ability  TUOA (formally Level A) and  TUOP ( formally Level B) standards run in conjunction with BPS-verified assessors.

Gain eligibility for BPS Level 2 registration with this mix of e-learning and face-to-face
training and workshops.

This course is ideal for HR professionals, recruiters, training and
management development specialists and occupational psychologists (practitioners and trainees)  who wish to useability tests and
personality questionnaires to help in the selection, management and
development of employees. It is a required course for those looking to
become BPS-certified Test Users.

■ Enables objective and efficient selection, matching the right person to
the right role
■ Enables your registration to use specified personality questionnaires
■ Become eligible to register with the BPS and other bodies as an Ability Test User and after
the follow-up day a Test User: Personality

Psychometric testing is widely recognised as one of the most effective
ways to ensure the right individuals are matched to the right job. This
time-efficient course uses a blend of e-learning and face-to-face training to
enable eligibility for BPS Level 2 registration.
At the end of the course, delegates will be able to confidently:

■ Evaluate and select appropriate ability tests for use in their organisation
■ Administer, score, interpret and feedback ability tests
■ Administer, interpret and feedback specified personality assessments
■ Understand how to apply ability and personality assessments in selection, development and team 
■ Link assessments to the competencies key to business success 
■ Integrate results from a variety of assessment methods to support decision-making.

*Course content and qualification may vary with individual and organisational requirements

This course provides the knowledge, understanding, and practical tools for ethical and fair assessments. Gaining this qualification enables you to select and administer tests in line with the British Psychological Society (BPS) recommended best practice, and other internationally recognised bodies such as the European Federation of Psychologists Association (EFPA), which set the standards in psychological testing.

We deliver the Combined Occupational Test User (formally known as Level A and Level B) training course, as a practical and concise BPS accredited programme that will only take 8 half days to complete (with  pre and post-course (portfolio) work) or 4 full days (different options for delivery  course format are possible ) 

Who is it for?

  • Business/occupational psychologists
  • HR professionals
  • Coaching and leadership development experts
  • Sales and customer services training consultants
  • Career counselling advisors
  • Talent resourcing and development specialists
  • Organisational development consultants
  • Managers of people


 Our trainers are specialists in Psychometrics and Business / Occupational Psychology



 People and Co.- People Learning have been running these courses in conjunction with international trainers and consultants since the 1990s promoting the best practice in the use of occupational assessments. We have trained occupational, clinical, and educational psychologists, careers advisory counsellors and teachers, HR Managers, psychology graduates, recruiters, trade unionists, airline pilot trainers and assessors and many others over the years. 


What will I gain?

The course, subject to full completion, qualifies the test administrator to test employees for recruitment, selection, internal promotion, development and career counseling.


The Learning Objectives


  • Qualify to be assessed for the British Psychological Society certificates in “Test User: Occupational, Ability” and “Test User: Occupational, Personality”


  • Become an expert in the application, scoring, and interpretation of ability tests and personality questionnaires


  • Develop penetrating interview and feedback skills to assess personality effectively


  • Learn to tailor assessments to uniquely match the critical success factors and values of your Business


  • Gain access to a wide range of psychometric ability test and personality assessments (paper-based and online)  materials from test publishers


  • Become eligible to register on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use and the EFPA  Level 2 Euro-Test Certificate


  • Practical, no-nonsense training


  • The Combined Occupational Test User (personality and ability) course makes the best use of your valuable time by focusing on developing in-depth, no-nonsense practical techniques rather than making you sit through hours of theory.


  • During the five days, you will be exposed to a range of paper and online instruments available on the market, and complete case studies that simulate real-life business issues.


  • You will gain practical experience in using these instruments as well as a real understanding of how they fit within other methods of assessment.

Participant Commitment:

Participants are expected to attend for the direct contact hours as described above. These will provide the opportunity to work in small groups on case studies and individual skills assignments. Individualised feedback will be provided throughout the programme.

In addition to the direct contact participants must complete pre-, during and post-course assignments which form an integral part of the Certification process, these include:

  • Pre-course work (reading, portfolio and practice tests if requested)- circulated in advance- individual support available
  • Individual preparation for group skills practices and scenario based case studies completed within the course- allow up to 3 hours in advance of each module for preparation
  • Pst Course – Complete portfolios and written reports – individual support and feedback available

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for practitioners interested in talent management (selection and development) as well as career coaching:

Participants may choose Level A to focus on Ability assessment and/ or Level B to focus on personality (self report) assessment

Why You Should Attend:

The focus of each programme is to quickly translate a broad understanding of individual differences into skills that you can apply in the workplace. Upon completion of this programme you will be qualified to obtain BPS / EFPA certification. This course also provides the opportunity to register to use assessments from a variety of Publishers including

Level A: Critical Reasoning Test Battery, Technical Tests Battery, Management & Graduate Item Bank,  (all SHL), Adapt g (Psytech), DATS for Guidance (Pearson), Career Mapper (AQR)

Level B: 15FQ+ (Psytech), Jung Type Indicator (Psytech),

Programme Focus:

Our programme provides extensive individual support to users wishing to.

  • Understand the benefits and limitations of different assessments
  • Evaluate different types of assessments for application in selection and development contexts
  • Develop personal skills in administering assessments, interpreting results, and giving feedback on psychometric tools
  • Understand best practice challenges in the delivery of fair, efficient, and effective assessment solutions

For more information on these courses, please email our CEO and psychometrics consultant David Cutajar at dave@people.com.mt and cc information@peoplelearning.edu.mt

Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE THE TUOA (LEVEL A ) and TUOP (LEVEL B) may be taken seperately even though the most popular and traditional approach is to do the TUOA first followed by the TUOP but we tailor our advice to individual circumstances.  - The  first four scheduled sessions cover the TUOA (Level A) and the next four 

Course Fee: €1,300 (People and Co. - People Learning Members are entitled to discounts - according to our membership packages ) NB The training fee as an educational service ss not subject to VAT - membership packages are subject to VAT at 18% ) 


Course Funding:

eu funds jobsplus

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*Disclaimer: Kindly note scheduled dates and times are subject to change. We will do our best to avoid re-scheduling, however, in the unlikely event that this occurs, new dates/times will be discussed with applicants.


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Course Schedules

  24 Sep 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 €1,300.00
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