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 the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 emotional intelligence assessments which are very popular for both selection and development.

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)

  • Develop your understanding of psychometric testing and personality theory

  • Become qualified in the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 emotional intelligence assessments

  • Acquire International Coach Federation (ICF) CCE credits: 9.25 Core Competencies, 6.75 Resource Development

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Certification Programme

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

Complete the TUA e-learning modules (4 hours) which provide an introduction to ability and personality 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.

EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Certification

  • Complete the EQ-i 2.0 self-assessment (30 minutes)

  • Complete EQ-i 2.0 e-learning modules (2 hours)

  • Receive telephone feedback on your EQ-i 2.0 results (30 minutes)

  • Attend the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 live training sessions (2 days)

  • Complete the EQ-i 2.0 multiple-choice exam (2 hours) to gain your EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 Certificate

TUP Post Course Workbook

Complete a set of exercises (3 hours) to practice using the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360 assessment.

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

  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence and EQ-i 2.0 Qualification