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).
All educationalists use tests to assess their students’ progress.
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.
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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 take this module online, or you can attend one of our bespoke 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.
In short, the modes of delivery may be different (online or intensive), but the forms of assessment will remain broadly the same.
If you are looking for an accessible and flexible option, then this path’s for you.
You can start when you want to and work at your own pace using Campus Online. This cutting-edge, custom-built online learning platform places you at the heart of learning. It gives you unprecedented control over your learning; it enables you to interact with your tutors and peers every step of the way.
Track your progress and take on board the latest learning and practice as you complete assessments and professional reports in your place of work.
If you prefer in-person, face-to-face learning, our intensive CCET with online components is for you. Take our three-day intensive CCET, via one of the following options:
Responding to what our delegates have told us, that some prefer a classroom experience but cannot always make the dates and locations of our intensive events, we have invested in the most cutting-edge software available to create Campus Live. Campus Live is an online classroom, delivering all of the benefits of face-to-face learning, but allowing delegates to be based in their office or home, saving on time and cost of travelling. The system has been developed to deliver a seamless classroom experience, allowing live, dynamic interaction between delegates and tutor, and amongst delegates, including breakout rooms and the ability to revisit materials and notes once the day’s sessions have finished. So whether you are based in Dundee or Devon, Australia or Zimbabwe, you can still benefit from the full intensive classroom experience which has benefited thousands of access arrangements professionals for more than 15 years.
You will receive tuition and take part in discussions and evaluation tasks that increase your competence. Naturally, you will have to do quite a bit of preparation before the course and apply your learning in practice afterwards.
More upcoming course dates will be released soon. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in attending an upcoming intensive course.
Interested in a SOLD OUT date? Email us and we’ll place you on our waiting list.
Do you want to book a bespoke three-day CCET course for six or more participants?
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As soon as you complete the Educational Testing (CCET) module, you will be able to take AAC – our concise online extension module. Complete this and you will be awarded CPT3A. It’s as easy as that.
When you have successfully completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET), you will be able to apply to join our MEd SEND Programme as if you have 30 credits. Terms and conditions apply.
We will ensure that you never feel lonely or unsupported in your studies.
Our SENCOs and EPs know the education sector inside out.
The online course can be started at any time. The intensive course dates are listed above and we usually hold at least six events per year.
The course content reflects the core competencies determined by the British Psychological Society.
You will need to produce:
As it’s an open-access course, you do not have to have any previous qualifications to take it.
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 will be of particular interest if you work in the education sector and administer tests. You will need access to educational tests (or the willingness to acquire them) and will also need to be able to use tests in an educational setting.
A diverse group of professionals has completed this course – including teachers, tutors and teaching assistants working in:
The online study option for this educational testing course can be completed anywhere in the world. We also offer face-to-face study options internationally. Please click here for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.
For the purpose of the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET), you will need to be able to access at least two psychometric tests, one of ability and one of attainment.
There are various places to buy tests. 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 join the Professional Assessment Programme Study Purchase Scheme. To find out more, please click here.
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.
We offer a flexible range of fees to suit your finances:
For further information please visit the payment FAQ page found here.
The duration of this course is up to 8 months.
We do understand, however, that circumstances can arise that could prevent the course being completed in this time period. If this is the case, an extension can be arranged in conjunction with the admin team and your tutor.
You will need to settle this directly with the BPS. They will charge you a separate fee when you join their RQTU. While you are not obliged to do so, we strongly advise you to take advantage of the professional benefits of being on the RQTU.
You will not need to pay the BPS any RQTU joining fee until you have completed the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) Course.
Speak to us (01273 358080) or make a booking.
What delegates have said about educational testing (CCET) course
‘This is the second course I have done with Real Training and I would recommend them to anybody. The course leaders are encouraging, supportive and prompt with feedback – I have even had guidance over the telephone! My career has gone from strength to strength since starting the course, as I have been able to take the lead on ALN developments and assessments due to the knowledge I have retained. I hope to continue studying with Real Training in order to gain a Masters in SEN.’- Nadia
‘Please use Real Training if you want to become an access arrangements assessor! It is a flexible, robust and supportive course run by professional and engaging tutors.’- Hannah
‘Chose Real Training for this course as the NASENCO was such a positive (but demanding!) experience, supported by helpful tutors, great online resources and an excellent website.’ – Andrew
‘When I started the course my confidence was at a low as I had experienced a knock back when applying for an assessment practising certificate. My knowledge of assessing needed a boost and now I feel that it has been significantly deepened.’ – Frances
‘Excellent, detailed and professional advice. I really felt Kate would only accept the best standard work.’ – Sarah
‘It has been a massive learning curve – this was a whole new area for me and I was initially ‘out of my comfort zone’ but feel that I have had an invaluable training experience.’- Lorraine
‘Fantastic course, it’s definitely a must!’ Kirsha from Sunmarke School, U.A.E
‘Extremely informative and thought-provoking!’ Donna from King’s School Al Barsha, U.A.E
‘One of the best courses I have attended. Informative, well delivered and organised.’ Javene from GEMS First Point School, U.A.E
‘Amazing and should be a part of the general teaching qualification.’ Tracey from GEMS Metropole School, U.A.E
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