BPS Certificate of Competence: Test User: Occupational, Personality Course


What is it?

The BPS Certificate of Competence: Test User: Occupational, Personality Course (formerly known as Level B) is a blended learning course consisting of 6-9 hours of private study and a 2 day intensive face-to-face course. This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) and it 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 in optimising selection , training, development, leadership, career coaching and self-actualisation decisions.

Who is it for?

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

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 work

More Information about The Workshop


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    Who is the Workshop Presenter?

    This workshop will be presented by 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 CIPD: IGC: IITD and PSI. He has trained hundreds of Executives, Managers, Executive Coaches, Psychologists and Career Counsellors and Planners in the application of psychometrics to the highest international and professional standards.

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    How will this workshop benefit my organisation?

    Organisations that have staff who have been professionally trained in psychometrics make significantly better judgements when hiring and training staff; creating highly dynamic teams and attracting and developing leaders; in adapting to change, setting and achieving demanding sales and profitability targets and staying in business when crises hit. That is why nearly 100% of the most successful large businesses worldwide, 80% of medium to large ones and 35% of SMEs employ staff professionally trained in psychometrics. And the numbers continue to expand.

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    How will this workshop benefit my career?

    You will acquire best practice psychometric knowledge and skill in scientifically assessing the key personality attributes of candidates, the degree and interplay of which have such a major influence on the jobs, occupations and careers – and the levels – which suit us best; the type of company culture which resonates clearly with us; the kind of people and teams to which we will relate most positively – all invaluable data for you to have, not only in selection contexts but equally so in your coaching, training, development and counselling work. With this expertise, you will stand out from the crowd of armchair psychologists, canteen therapists, and YouTube counsellors – and your reputation will prosper as the only professional in the room.

Location and Price

This workshop will be delivered again in 2018 (Dates TBC).

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