Take your competence in psychometric testing to the next level with the gold standard qualification for the education profession – Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) – set by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) will help you to understand how assessments using psychometric tests are developed, how to use them effectively, and how to interpret the results. We will show you how to test appropriately, the available alternatives, and the best ways in which to use them.
The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) will enable you to apply for the BPS Test User Educational qualification and to join the BPS’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use – a publicly searchable database of competence that will bolster your professional reputation. It is also the first step towards achieving the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) and meeting the JCQ requirements to become an Access Arrangements Assessor.
This module is one of the core modules on our Assessment pathway but when combined with other modules can also be completed as part of a different pathway on our SEND and Inclusion Programme or our Inclusive Educational Leadership Programme.
Pass this module and you will be in pole position to achieve your Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment & Access Arrangements (CPT3A) – an efficient route to becoming a Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) recognised access arrangements assessor. Simply complete our Access Arrangements Course (AAC) next to gain your CPT3A.
You can either study this course online as self-paced study, or you can attend one of our 3-day intensive courses. Whichever route you take, you will be required to take the same assessments and produce a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your competence.
Choose this route for fully-flexible learning, designed to fit around your existing commitments, without the requirement for you to be available at a particular time or place. CCET Online is delivered entirely online via our Campus Online learning platform, which is accessible online anywhere, any time, so you won’t need to take time away from the classroom. You will be able to commence your studies and assignments as soon as you have completed payment and registration, then interact with your tutors and peers, track your own progress and access a wealth of engaging and interactive resources at your own pace.
For an interactive experience without travel costs, you can join our 3-day intensive course, delivered live online in real-time. Our CCET Intensive course has been designed for those who enjoy a more traditional learning approach and real-time interaction with their peers and tutor.
Interested in a SOLD OUT date? Email us and we’ll place you on our waiting list.
Prefer to study online at your own pace? Choose our Online study option and you’ll be able to make a start as soon as you have completed payment and registration.
Do you want to book a bespoke three-day CCET course for ten or more participants? Speak to us on 01273 35 80 80, or email us at email@example.com
Once you have completed CCET, if you hold an eligible qualification to teach, you will be able to take our Access Arrangements Course. By studying both of these courses, you will achieve the Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A), qualifying you to meet the JCQ criteria for you to practise as a specialist Access Arrangements assessor.
By successfully completing the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET), you will be able to join our SEND Programme as if you have 30 Masters level credits.
The course content reflects the core competencies determined by the British Psychological Society.
You will need to produce:
As CCET is an open-access course, no previous qualifications are required.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, to be eligible, you will need a high level of competence in the use of English, equivalent to at least 6.5 ( with a minimum of 6 in each component ) in the IELTS test or TOEFL 575 (paper based), 237 (computer based). You will be asked to confirm this as part of the booking process.
Please note: This stipulation is for non-native English speakers.
This course will be of particular interest if you work in the education sector and administer tests. You will need access to educational tests and will also need to be able to use tests in an educational setting.
A diverse group of professionals have completed this course – including teachers, SENCOs, tutors and teaching assistants working in:
Delegates completing CCET will need to have access to two different tests. There is no longer a requirement for delegates to use one test of ability and one test of attainment. However, both tests need to be manually administered (i.e. a computerised test will not be accepted) and must provide a standard score, confidence range and percentile.
Real Group runs the Dyslexia Action Shop which sells many of the most popular tests from the main test publishers in the UK and USA. We offer delegates a 10% discount. Another option is to utilise our Study Purchase Scheme.
Please note: we have no control over the rules that publishers use to decide who is eligible to buy their tests and we will need to follow their guidance when selling tests. We may need you to provide information regarding qualifications for us to check your eligibility.
Self-paced online study:
3 day Intensive delivered live online:
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If you choose to join the BPS RQTU, you will need to settle the fees directly with the BPS. While you are not obliged to do so, there are a number of professional benefits of being on the RQTU, including:
If you completed a psychometric testing course with Real Training (CCET or CPT3A) psychometric testing course with Real Training and your registration on the BPS’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) has expired. Please follow these instructions here.
Jalak Patel is a senior educational psychologist who has worked with families and schools in the UK and Hong Kong. She is passionate about the use of psychology in the field of education to support children and young people to achieve their goals.
Kate Fieldhouse is a senior educational psychologist. She has helped to develop this industry-standard course for those who want to understand testing and assessment in an educational setting.