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

(Formerly Known as Level B)

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 5 morning live online 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 this course for?

HR Directors and Managers

Organisational Development and Training professionals

Heads of Departments

Line Managers



Career Counsellors

Executive Coaches

Course Content

  • Defining personality
  • Implicit and explicit personality
  • The development of personality
  • Measuring personality
  • Theories of personality
  • Traits and Types
  • Approaches to personality assessment
  • Applications of personality assessment
  • The Five Factor Model
  • Personality, Genes and the environment
  • Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI)
  • HPI Scales
  • Reliability and Validity
  • The statistics underpinning psychometric assessment
  • Administration
  • Oral Feedback
  • Report Writing
  • Situations in which personality assessment is best applied
  • Post workshop work

How will this workshop benefit my career?

You will acquire best practice psychometric knowledge and skill in assessing the general ability, specific abilities (aptitudes) and motivators of candidates for jobs at all levels.

You will also be able to provide best-in-class career guidance and direction to your clients of all ages and backgrounds over the age of 16 and you will enhance your expertise in your coaching, training, development and counselling activities.

You will stand out from the multitude of charlatans, chancers and crooks that populate the internet self-help jungle and your reputation will prosper.

Who is the course 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 the Chartered Institute of Personal Development, the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

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.


Course fee - €600


February 27th - March 3rd 2023

10:00am to 12:30pm Monday to Thursday
10:00am to 12:00pm Friday

July 3rd - 7th 2023

10:00am to 12:30pm Monday to Thursday
10:00am to 12:00pm Friday

December 4th - 8th 2023

10:00am to 12:30pm Monday to Thursday
10:00am to 12:00pm Friday

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