BPS Ability & Personality Courses


What are these courses?

At ETC Consult, we have been running the BPS Certificate of Competence: Ability Assessment course (formerly known as Level A) and the BPS Certificate of Competence: Personality Assessment course (formerly known as Level B) for many years. By taking these courses, you will learn how to interpret and apply the best general ability, aptitudes, occupational interests and personality tests for career coaching, guidance, selection, development, leadership and self-actualisation purposes.

Our courses have been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) which has 35 member countries. Over 1,000 Career Guidance Counsellors and countless Talent Management Professionals, Psychologists, Therapists, Business Professionals and Consultants in Ireland have taken our BPS courses.

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Who are these courses for?

  • Career Guidance Counsellors & Career Coaches
  • Executive Coaches
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • HR Directors and Managers
  • Organisational Development and Training professionals
  • Heads of Departments
  • Line Managers

Upcoming BPS Courses

  • BPS Certificate of Competence: Personality Assessment Course – This course will be delivered again in 2018 (Dates TBC).
  • BPS Certificate of Competence: Ability Assessment Course – This course will be delivered again in 2018 (Dates TBC).
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BPS Level A and B Courses
According to the NCGE, over 75% of Guidance Counsellors in Ireland are interested in participating in continued professional development in psychometric testing. Our BPS courses will help your career guidance and coaching if you are interested in any of the following:

  • Improving your ability to identify careers, leadership styles and learning styles that are ideal for each student or client’s unique mix of interests, abilities, aptitudes and personality traits.
  • Best practice knowledge about concepts associated with testing, test administration, test scoring and feedback provision.
  • The skills and knowledge to open a private practice.
  • Internationally recognised qualifications and access to a whole range of internationally-renowned career guidance and coaching assessments from publishers such as Pearson, Hogan Assessment Systems, GL, Saville and Morrisby.
Over 78% of HR Professionals agree that psychometric tests are a powerful tool for hiring and our BPS courses will help your talent management if you are interested in any of the following:

  • Becoming internationally certified to apply renowned psychometric tests at a low cost. Our prices are lower than any other Irish or UK provider that we have come across.
  • Developing the capabilities to bring psychometric testing in-house to hire the best people, develop key talent and identify future leaders.
  • Significantly reducing your spending on external psychometric testing providers.
  • Best practice knowledge about concepts associated with testing, test administration, test scoring and feedback provision.
  • Internationally recognised qualifications and access to a whole range of internationally-renowned talent management assessments from publishers such as Pearson, Hogan Assessment Systems, GL, Saville and Morrisby.
  • Developing your skills and preparing yourself for future opportunities and responsibilities. .
The trainers on these courses is Pat Shortt. Pat has been providing training in the use of psychological tests to the standards set by the British Psychological Society for over 30 years. Pat is passionate about psychometric testing and he has helped numerous companies save hundreds of thousands of euros by enhancing their selection processes. Pat is a Chartered Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, an Associate Member of the American Psychology Association and a long-standing member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.
This course qualifies participants to access, choose, apply and interpret the best general ability, aptitudes and occupational interests assessments for career coaching, guidance, selection, training, development, leadership and self-actualisation purposes. The most prestigious, international test publishing organisations such as Pearson, GL, Saville and Morrisby provide tests to participants who successfully complete the course.

Course Content

1. Psychometric Assessment and Testing – definitions and applications.

2. Using Psychometric Instruments – selection, career guidance, development, coaching, counselling,

3. Psychometric Measurement of general ability, aptitudes, occupational interests.

4. Psychometric Instrument / Test Construction – how professional tests are conceptualised, trialed, tested, validated and how they differ totally from so-called “psychometric tests” freely available on the internet.

5. Psychometric Instrument / Test Administration – how tests are administered on a person-to-person basis and online to optimise benefits to corporate and individual clients.

6. Interpreting and Communicating Outcomes – objectively interpreting tests and communicating outcomes clearly and effectively.

7. Security, Confidentiality, Professional Ethics – ensuring that test results are stored securely; that client confidentiality is maintained at all times and that access to outcomes is restricted to agreed individuals.

This course qualifies participants to administer, interpret, and provide instant reports from the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI). The HPI measures the bright side of personality – the side we are likely to manifest in everyday work and social situations – and is used worldwide as an invaluable tool for career coaching, guidance, selection, training, development, leadership and self-actualisation decisions.

Course Content

1. Defining personality
2. Implicit and explicit personality
3. The development of personality
4. Measuring personality
5. Theories of personality
6. Traits and Types
7. Approaches to personality assessment
8. Applications of personality assessment
9. The Five Factor Model
10. Personality, Genes and the environment
11. Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)
12. HPI Scales
13. HPI HICS
14. Reliability and Validity
15. The statistics underpinning psychometric assessment
16. Administration
16. Oral Feedback
17. Report Writing
18. Situations in which personality assessment is best applied
19. Post workshop workicted to agreed individuals.

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