Test User Training

Our training courses are ideal for busy professionals whose role involves testing for personnel selection, development or career guidance and advice.

Each course covers either ability tests or personality questionnaires, specifically Credo, and equips delegates to select, administer, score, interpret and feedback the results from instruments of the type covered.

Study is through e-learning and face-to-face teaching, along with some follow-up coursework. Upon successful completion, delegates will be eligible to register with the BPS as an Occupational Test User at the appropriate level.

The courses may be booked independently or in combination, although delegates must complete ability test training before embarking on the more advanced course on personality questionnaires. Discounts are available for group bookings, in-company programmes and existing Tests Direct customers. To book or for further information, contact us.

Tests Direct is now pleased to offer the following courses at competitive rates:


£600 Per person

  • formerly "Level A"
  • 2 days
  • Principles and practice of test administration
  • Choosing tests
  • Writing reports and feeding back data
  • Ethics and fairness in testing


£900 Per person

  • Formerly "Level B"
  • 3 days
  • Understanding Credo scales
  • Case studies
  • Report writing
  • Feedback and counselling

About the BPS Qualification in Test Use

This is a nationally recognised qualification in test use accepted by employers throughout the UK and increasingly internationally. The benefits of holding a BPS qualification in test use inclde:

  • Membership of BPS' Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)
  • Free online access to reviews of over 150 psychological and psychometric tests
  • Access to psychological and psychometric tests that would otherwise be restricted
  • Quarterly editions of Assessment & Development Matters (ADM) delivered to you and available online
  • Discounted rates on eleven Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) training courses
  • Free e-subscription to the BPS

Why train with us?

  • We offer high quality courses tailored for professional users of psychometric tests
  • Our courses are designed and delivered by experienced business psychologists and BPS certified assessors
  • We use a time and cost efficient blend of distance learning and face-to-face teaching
  • Our courses are built around a practical application of state-of-the-art assessment and development tools.

"I found the idea of a week-long training event fairly daunting, but in the end the event was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

The event was a good combination of challenge, practical application, reflection and knowledge of the basics of the psychology underlying the tests. The atmosphere in the classroom was relaxed and helpful. The tutor's style was a breath of fresh air - wonderful stories - and his breadth of practical experience was impressive.

The case studies were most interesting and really showed the value of the tests… the pre-work was a surprisingly painless experience and had the value of allowing us to concentrate on practical application for most of the training. The time saving from self-study was valuable. I found myself feeling enthused by the whole experience.

Overall a really valuable experience and at a very reasonable price. And oh, I got a qualification as well."

Ian Mann, Pricewaterhouse Coopers