BPS Test User, Ability & Personality

Level A and B psychometric test training

Test User: Occupational, Ability & Personality

The course (previously known as 'Level A and B training') will qualify you in both Ability and Personality 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 internationally recognised and aligned with the standards of competence defined by the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).

The programme also includes qualification in either the HUCAMA Factors assessments or the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 emotional intelligence assessments which are very popular for both selection and development.

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Benefits of completing the BPS Test User: Occupational, Ability & Personality Qualification:

  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification in 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 and personality theory

  • Become qualified in a psychometric assessment

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Certification Programme

HUCAMA Factors Accreditation

Complete the HUCAMA Factors assessments

Complete HUCAMA Factors pre-course work

Attend the 2-day HUCAMA Factors live training sessions


EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Certification

Complete the EQ-i 2.0 self-assessment 

Complete EQ-i 2.0 pre-course work 

Attend the 2-day EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 live training sessions 

Complete the EQ-i 2.0 multiple-choice exam 

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Test User: Occupational, Ability (TUA) e-learning

Complete the TUA e-learning modules (4 hours) which provide an introduction to ability testing including choosing tests, scoring, norms, reliability and validity.

TUA Quizzes & Recruitment Case Study 

Complete a set of questions (2 hours) and exercises (2 hours) to test your knowledge and apply what you have learnt to a case study. 

TUA Live Online Session

Attend an online session with one of our consultants (1 hour) to discuss your TUA progress and to complete two live exercises - administering an ability test and providing feedback.

Test User: Occupational, Personality (TUP) e-learning 

Complete the TUP e-learning modules (2 hours) and learn about personality theory and assessment.

TUP Quizzes 

Complete a set of questions (1 hour) to test your knowledge.


TUP Post Course Workbook

Complete a set of exercises (3 hours) using your chosen psychometric assessment to further practice interpretation and providing feedback.

Course Content

Through a mixture of independent and online learning, this qualification covers a comprehensive range of  topics including:


  • An Introduction to Psychometric Testing

  • Reliability and Validity

  • Describing and Transforming Test Scores

  • Best Practice and Fair Selection

  • Test Administration and Feedback

  • Introduction to Personality Theory

  • Introduction to Personality Assessment