Qualification: Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) - BPS verified

Meet industry standards and gain a professional certificate in educational test administration and interpretation

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Course Description

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.

This course is relevant to anyone who works in education but particularly suited to special education teachers or anyone working within the educational setting administering or interpreting psychometric or educational tests. A teaching qualification is recommended but not essential.

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

Module 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

Module 2: Understanding Standard Scores

- Different scoring systems used in testing

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

Module 3: What Makes a Good test

- Reliability and Validity in testing

- Test Standardisation

Module 4: Factors affecting test results

- Intelligence testing

- Bias and Discrimination in testing

Module 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

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/clients 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 in your student's/client's lives

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Course Duration

= Approx. 70 hours study (including assignments and study)

What's included?

Professional Qualification, Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) awarded by the British Psychological Society

Video lessons

Downloadable Resources

Access on a tablet or phone

Certificate of Completion

Course Workbooks & Assignments

Personal Tutor

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Courses Included with Purchase

Qualification: Administering Standardised Tests -BPS Assistant Test User Certificate Course (CCET Module 1)
Professional Certificate of Competence in the administration and scoring of standardised educational tests
Education Elephant Team
Understanding the Statistics and Scores in Standardised Tests (CCET Module 2)
Helping you make better use of your standardised test data so that you can make better decisions for your students
Education Elephant Team
Bias, Discrimination and Intelligence Testing (CCET Module 3)
Education Elephant Team
Qualities of Good Standardised Tests (CCET Module 4)
Understand how reliability, validity, standardisation and usability all effect the quality of a test
Education Elephant Team
Interpreting & Reporting Standardised Test Results (CCET Module 5)
Learn how to write reports and speak to professionals and parents about test results
Education Elephant Team

Original Price: €670

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 in 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

"Having completed the CCET, I would have no hesitation in recommending this course. The self-paced online format allows you to complete the course within your own timeframe. The video lectures are an excellent means of communicating the information. The quiz sections as well as the assignments provide an opportunity to put the theory into practice and deepen your learning. I am looking forward to future learning with Education Elephant."
Gillian Curry

"Just completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational testing with Eirim. It was the best course I ever attended, with excellent professional delivery and wonderful support while submitting work. Highly recommend Eirim to all teachers."
Mary O'Dowd, Post Primary Teacher

"A very insightful course. The short videos are very effective, informative, and not overwhelming, it also means it's easier to dip in and out, Overall I couldn’t be critical as the course is well laid out, with clear learning outcomes, and is delivered in manageable chunks."
Gavin Deady, University Disability Officer

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enrol. It is a completely self-paced online course so you work through the material at your won pace. You have 12 months to complete the assigned work and gain your qualification.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to this course for 12 months across all devices - laptop and phone
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Do I gain a professional qualification after completing this course
Yes - this course leads to a professional Certificate, awarded by the British Psychological Society (BPS) in standardised educational testing.
Do I have support from tutors throughout the course?
Yes - once enroled you will ne assigned a tutor that will support you throughout the course. All of the tutors are psychologists working in the field of assessment and testing.
Who can take this course?
This course is relevant to anyone who works in education but particularly suited to special education teachers or anyone working within the educational setting administering or interpreting psychometric or academic tests. A teaching qualification is recommended but not essential.

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