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20TRA632 Qualification: Professional Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)

20TRA632 Qualification: Professional Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)



What you'll learn

  • How to competently administer and score different psychometric tests (intelligence and attainment tests)
  • What test scores mean and which ones are best to use (standard scores, percentiles, Stens, Stanines, age equivalents)
  • Be able to analyse and understand standardised test results in order to make informed decisions and improve outcomes for students/clients
  • Can differentiate between good tests and not so good tests
  • Be able to properly and accurately measure progress in students/clients
  • Make better decisions for students/client based on assessment results
  • How to clearly and confidently report test results and their meaning to others
  • How to read and understand psychological reports
  • How to write psychometric reports for parents and professionals
  • How to comply with data protection legislation when conducting psychometric tests
  • How to be a confident, competent and effective test user that can make a real difference to your students/clients lives

Benefits of Gaining The BPS CCET Qualification

  • You will become a Qualified Test User, with an internationally recognised Certificate in Test use and interpretation
  • You will have access to high level intelligence and attainment tests (CL2R status code) e.g. WIAT III-T, Conners Rating Scales, WJ IV, WRIT,
  • You will be eligible for membership of the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), an online searchable register of individuals competent at testing
  • Free online access to reviews of over 160 psychological / psychometric tests
  • Eligible holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may complete a relevant course to become a specialist assessor to progress and write reports for access arrangements in the UK
  • Opportunity to refer to yourself professionally as a “BPS Registered Test User”
  • Quarterly editions of Assessment & Development Matters (ADM) delivered to you and available online at the PTC website
  • Discounted rates on five Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) training courses
  • Free e-Subscription to the British Psychological Society granting access to a range of benefit

 This course is verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and leads to an internationally recognised professional qualification in educational testing, the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET). The course is comprised of 5 modules, covering specific topics related to testing and assessment including academic attainment testing and intelligence testing. Every course participant is assigned an experienced psychologist as their tutor who will work with them through the course. There is coursework to be submitted throughout this course and submitted to tutors. The assessed work consists of multiple choice questions, administering a test, writing a report and answering short written questions.

The course starts at the very beginning and builds the participants skills and knowledge as they progress through the course. The topics covered on the course are:

Course 1: Administering and Scoring Tests

An introduction to testing and assessment

Different kinds of assessment tools and methods

How to Administer and Score Educational Tests

Course 2: Understanding Standard Scores

Different scoring systems used in testing

Understanding standard scores including t scores, percentiles, age equivalents, Stens and Stanines and more.

Course 3: What Makes a Good test

Reliability and Validity in testing

Test Standardisation

Course 4: Factors affecting test results

Intelligence testing

Bias and Discrimination in testing

Course 5: Interpreting & Communicating results

How to interpret score profiles and how to tell what's important and what's not

Communicating test results to parents, professionals and clients

Effective Report Writing


Éirim: The National Assessment Agency & Education Elephant; Rebecca Good,Educational Psychologist; Trevor James, Clinical Psychologist; and Dr. Kate James PhD, Educational Psychologist.


Course Properties

Course date 13-10-2020
Course End Date 13-10-2022
Capacity 500
Cut off date 13-10-2022
Individual Price €1245.00
Location Online

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