120 hours

Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)

Gain a BPS verified professional certificate of competence in educational and psychometric testing.

Course Description

Elevate your career with the British Psychological Society verified Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET). This premier qualification has become the gold standard in educational testing and assessment. It is suitable for teachers, SENCo's, psychologists and anyone that is working with standardised educational tests. The course is packed with information and resoures designed to equip you with the practical and theoretical skills needed to effectively select, use, understand and interpret educational attainment and intelligence tests. Guided by experienced psychologists, you'll complete coursework and assignments including multiple-choice questions, administering tests, report writing, and short written responses You're never alone too - every participant is allocated a named tutor that will guide them on their learning journey. Gain an internationally recognized qualification that sets you apart in educational testing – join CCET today and step into a world of expertise.

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

Mary O'Dowd, Post Primary Teacher

What's included in
this course.

Professional Qualification
Video Lessons
Downloadable Resources
Access on a tablet or phone
Certificate of Completion
Course Workbooks & Assignments
Personal Tutor
Available 24/7

What You'll Learn

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.

  • 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


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

Teachers love our
Certificate of Competence in
Educational Testing

"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

"I have just completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) through Education Elephant. This was a very well structured and comprehensive course. The material was delivered in a clear and concise way. My Tutor provided me with excellent feedback, guidance and advice for the duration of the course. I would highly recommend this course and the Education Elephant Team."

Elaine Kelly, Google Review

On Demand

  • 100% self paced learning
  • Short video lessons for ease of learing
  • Access for 12 months
  • Attend optional live tutorial sessions


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Live Classes

  • 3 day intensive bootcamp, online
  • LIVE ONLINE learning with industry experts
  • Interact with lecturers and classmates
  • Convenience of studying from home


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Frequently asked questions

Have a question that you don't see answered here? Send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you ASAP!

You do not need any prior experience in testing and assessment as this course will give you an excellent inntroduction to the area. It is particularly suited to special education teachers, SENCo's, assistant psychologists, or anyone working within the educational setting administering or interpreting psychometric or academic tests. A teaching qualification is recommended but not essential.
This course is available in two formats, Live Online and On-Demand. Both formats cover the same course content. You now have more choice in how you learn with us.
  • Live Online

    Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as in person courses. Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection. Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students..

  • On Demand:

    On Demand courses enable you to complete your course on your own schedule. Course modules are delivered in the form of one "chapters". Each chapter is broken up into short video "lessons" followed by activities designed to put the new information and concepts into practice through exercises, quizzes, forum participation and other activities.

Student care and experience is a high priorty at Education Elephant, which is why we are on hand to support throughout your time with us. Learners enroled in the On Demand and the 3 day live courses are each assigned a tutor to support your learning journey and answer any course questions you may have. Our customer care team are also on had to answer any general or technical queries you may during your time with us. All learners haev access to a learner portal where they can manage all of their coure materials.
All assessments are submitted online. Your learning is assessed through a variety of tasks including practical work; short written excercises e.g. multiple choice and short answer questions; video recording of a test adminstration; a written educational report. Assignments are marked against a competency framework. There are 72 core competences which must be demonstrated and met by each delegate in order to pass the course.
Yes, this course requires you to work with standardised tests. You will need access to an ability test and an acheivement test. If you do not have access to any tests you may purchase some at a discounted rate through Education Elephant.
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.
Yes - this course leads to a professional Certificate, awarded by the British Psychological Society (BPS) in standardised educational testing.
For our 3 day bootcamp courses, the full course fee must be paid before the course commences. Alternatively if an organisation is paying for our place we must have received a valid purchase order (PO).

For our On-demand courses (self paced online), coures can be paid in full at the time of enrolment or via 3 monthly instalments with the first instalment payable before course enrolment. If your organisation is paying for your course, we must receive a valid purchase order (PO) before you are enroled on the course.

The start of the course depends on the type of course you enrol on.
  • On-Demand

    On demand courses start as soon as you login and enrol. These are self-paced online courses so you work through the material at your own pace. You have 12 months to work through all of the material and submit all of your assignments.

  • Live 3 Day Bootcamp

    For bootcamp courses you will have 6 months following your 3 day course to submit all outstanding assignments.