Psychometric Test User Training

CPD, 4 weeks, by distance learning

This is for you if...your role involves testing for personnel selection, development or career guidance and advice.

Course Description

During this course, you will take the Assistant Test User course, then choose to take one or both of Occupational Test User: Ability or Occupational Test User: Personality.

All three courses have online portfolios for you to complete, including multiple choice questions and case study questions. Each course will have different assessment methods:

  • Assistant Test User - administering and scoring a verbal reasoning test to one candidate assessed in the one day face-to-face sessions held at the University of Leicester.
  • Occupational Test User: Ability - providing oral feedback to one candidate on their verbal reasoning test scores.  
  • Occupational Test User: Personality - providing oral feedback to two candidates on their Managerial and Professional Profiler (MAPP) scores. 

Key Facts
Start date
20 April 2017
Department
Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour
Contact

Distance Learning Team
+44 (0)116 223 1486
sep-dl@le.ac.uk

School of Psychology website

Why Leicester?

A distance learning course from the University of Leicester lets you study at home – from anywhere in the UK or from anywhere in the world - in a way that enables you to fit your learning around your personal and professional life.

You will have a nominated tutor to guide you through the course and provide remedial support where required.

Course Structure

Assistant Test User

Assistant Test User

The Assistant Test User course provides an introduction to occupational testing, a grounding in administering tests to candidates, and maintaining security and confidentiality of the test materials and test data. Successful completion of this course qualifies you to administer occupational tests.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Occupational Test User: Ability

Occupational Test User: Ability

This course provides you with knowledge about the basic principles of scaling and standardisation, norm-referenced interpretation, classical test theory and IRT. You will learn about administering tests to candidates and the validity and utility of occupational assessments. The course focuses on relating assessment to job requirements, when tests should or should not be used, and how to provide written and oral feedback on ability tests. Test Users Ability are able to make choices between tests and to determine when to use or not use tests; have an understanding of the technical qualities required of tests sufficient for understanding but not for test construction; work independently as a test user; have the necessary knowledge and skills to interpret specific tests. Successful completion of this course qualifies you to administer, score and feedback all occupational ability tests. 

Included in the Occupational Test User: Ability course are:

  • a distance learning module that will be provided via e-mail at the beginning of  the course(sent out once payment received).
  • assessment portfolios submitted a set deadline date.
  • resubmission/final submission of portfolios.
  • 1 full day at university campus to enable test administration and feedback.
  • 2 one-to-one Skype text tutorials one before and one after first portfolio submission.
  • 1 virtual seminar follow up session to present test personality cases.

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Occupational Test User: Personality

Occupational Test User: Personality

This course enables you to make choices between questionnaires and to determine when to use or not use questionnaires; have an understanding of the technical qualities required of questionnaires sufficient for understanding but not for construction; work independently as a questionnaire user; have the necessary knowledge and skills to interpret specific questionnaires. Successful completion of this course qualifies you to administer, score and feedback the Managerial and Professional Profiler (MAPP).

MAPP is an integrated questionnaire which explores both personality and motivational dimensions. Whilst other questionnaires give an insight into underlying personality traits and behavioural preferences, MAPP includes the important fourth dimension of values and motivation. MAPP has been designed specifically for use with managerial and professional populations. It is appropriate when assessing high potential graduates, managers, senior executives and professionals at all levels.

Characteristics measured include:

  • Interpersonal style
  • Approach to tasks
  • Emotional makeup
  • Values and Motivation

Included in the Occupational Test User: Personality course are:

  • a distance learning module that will be provided via e-mail at the beginning of  the course(sent out once payment received)
  • assessment portfolios submitted by a set date
  • resubmission/final submission of portfolios
  • 2 full days at university campus to enable test administration and feedback
  • 2 one-to-one Skype text tutorials one before and one after first training day

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

Learning and assessment is predominantly online using videos, fact sheets and MCQ tests. Remedial support is provided via email from delegates’ nominated tutor, and then a single face-to-face assessment day is held at the University of Leicester. There are approximately two hours post-course work, depending on how much further remedial support is required. 



Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements; however a background in HR, recruitment, or psychology would be beneficial.

English Language Requirements

There are no English language requirements although a good grasp of the English language would be beneficial.

Fees and Funding

    • Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Ability: £600
    • Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Personality: £650
    • Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Ability, AND Occupational Test User: Personality: £1150
    • Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Ability: £600
    • Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Personality: £650
    • Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Ability, AND Occupational Test User: Personality: £1150

Career Opportunities

This qualification is highly valuable for professionals working in HR departments, employment agencies or Occupational Psychology consultancies offering testing services, whose role involves testing for personnel selection, development or career guidance and advice.

When you successfully complete this course you will have:

  • A nationally recognised qualification in test use, recognised by employers throughout the UK, and increasingly internationally
  • Membership of the British Psychological Society’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)
  • Qualification to administer, score and feedback ability tests
  • Qualification to administer, score and feedback the Managerial and Professional Profiler (MAPP) personality test
Careers

CPD is an essential element of career development and helps to enhance job prospects. Whether you're an employee looking to get ahead or an employer keen to develop the capabilities of your workforce, studying a CPD course with us will bring the resources of a leading University to your organisation.

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Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Ability
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Assistant Test User AND Occupational Test User: Personality
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