Test User Ability Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing

Accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this internationally-recognised qualification gives you access to over 150 tests from over 15 UK publishers, including paper-based and online materials.

AGCAS offers Test User Ability (formerly known as Level A) psychometric testing via online learning, run by the Real Group. The trainer has sound knowledge of careers and extensive knowledge of BPS's test training courses and has established strong links with the AGCAS Psychometric Assessment Task Group and a good reputation with a number of AGCAS services. Consult the course structure for more details.

Availability via online distance learning means that participants can: 

  • start to study when they want to - they don't have to wait for a course to be set up
  • study at a time and pace to suit themselves and their services
  • be in regular contact with fellow delegates and a personal tutor for support throughout the course

It is estimated that the course will take between 35 and 50 hours work in total and participants have up to a year to complete it. The cost includes: 

  • all the materials
  • personal tutor support
  • assessment of practical elements of the course online using Skype or similar

BPS accreditation costs are not included. 

PLEASE IGNORE THE DATES. This course can be started at any time. Click on BOOK NOW and email us your interest in participating on this course. Once AGCAS has received payment Real Group will contact you. It is the participant's responsibility to complete the course assessments and follow the necessary procedures in order to be confirmed as accredited by the BPS.

For information and to avoid confusion: throughout the Test User Ability course you will be required to complete a range of assessments of your knowledge and practical skills related to testing, including the ability to administer tests and provide feedback on test results. These assessments are a BPS requirement. If you are doing the CEIGHE qualification, there will also be the usual Warwick 5,000 word assessment to be completed.

The course can be undertaken as part of the Psychometric Assessment module, within the CEIGHE MA/PG Diploma delivered by The University of Warwick in collaboration with AGCAS. CEIGHE registrants are supported by materials and resources from both the AGCAS and The University of Warwick’s websites. The module can also be satisfied by the residential MBTI Foundation Programme.

Whilst the course is attended by registrants as part of the AGCAS/Warwick CEIGHE qualification it is also open to non-registrants.



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