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BPS Test User, Ability

Level A psychometric test training

Test User: Occupational, Ability

The course (previously known as 'Level A training') will qualify you in the fundamentals of psychometric testing.


Accredited and verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course will qualify you to use ability tests from all the UK’s main publishers. It is also nationally recognised and aligned with the standards of competence defined by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

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If you would also like to become qualified in personality testing, you may be interested in completing the additional BPS Test User: Occupational, Personality qualification.

With our BPS Test User: Occupational, Personality course, you will also become certified to use the HUCAMA Factors assessments (Ability, Personality and Competency).

What we offer

We are experienced providers of the BPS Test User: Occupational, Ability training. In addition to gaining a qualification in test use, completing the course with us means that you will also benefit from:

Ongoing Support

Throughout the course, an experienced Psysoft consultant will be available to address any questions you may have. We also continue providing complimentary support after the course to assist you in using and interpreting psychometric tests.

Interviewing and Assessing Candidates

We offer FREE access to our online 'Interviewing and Assessing Candidates' course (worth £150 + VAT) for 6 months. This course aims to enhance your understanding of competency-based interviewing and assessment centre design.

Flexible Learning

This is an online, self paced course that allows you to learn at your own convenience. You will be able to access the course materials anytime, anywhere, and your designated consultant will arrange the online test administration session at a time that best suits you.

Test Administration and

Feedback Practice

We will arrange a live, 1-hour call  to provide you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and practice your test administration and feedback skills. You will also receive feedback from a consultant.

Benefits of the BPS Test User qualification

By completing the BPS Test User: Occupational, Ability course, you will:

Receive a nationally recognised qualification in psychometric test use 

Gain access to a range of ability and psychometric tests from UK test publishers 

Join the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) - additional fee payable directly to the BPS

Develop your understanding of psychometric testing

BPS Test User: Occupational, Ability course content

Using a combination of online e-learning modules, quizzes, case studies and a practice testing session, you will gain an in-depth understanding of ability tests and psychometric assessments, including:

  • An Introduction to Psychometric Testing

  • Reliability and Validity

  • Describing and Transforming Test Scores

  • Best Practice and Fair Selection

  • Test Administration and Feedback

By completing the course, you will be eligible to register for the BPS RQTU which will allow you to use a range of ability tests from all the main UK test publishers.

4-6 hours of e-learning modules provide an introduction to ability testing 

4-6 hours of quizzes and exercises to test your knowledge and apply what you have learnt

1 hour online call with a consultant to discuss progress and practice test administration and feedback

Watch a preview of our e-learning here:
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