Test User Ability & Test User Personality Training

As with all our courses, our Test User Ability & Test User Personality Training is comprehensive, regularly updated and will ensure you have a solid foundation on which to use psychometric tools ethically and appropriately. Our training is conducted via a blend of distance learning and face-to-face workshops, giving you the opportunity to study in your own time with full tutor support available.

Attaining the Test User Ability & Test User Personality qualifications:

  • Enables registration on the BPS Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU), a searchable database of qualified psychometric professionals
  • Allows you to become a skilled and competent practitioner by obtaining a solid grounding in best practice use of personality and ability tests
  • Provides you with the ability to assess people for recruitment and development purposes in a wide variety of contexts
  • Qualifies you to use the Hogan suite of instruments: HPI, HDS & MVPI

Blended Learning Qualification

The Test User Ability & Personality course is split into five modules. Delegates complete the majority of the work via distance learning, at their own pace but typically devoting around 5-10 days. All delegates will be sent comprehensive notes to support their learning and will be allocated a dedicated Tutor who will offer ongoing support, via telephone or email, throughout the qualification process.

There are four face-to-face days held in London (these are currently available virtually):

  • BPS Test User Ability Workshop
  • Hogan Certification Workshop (2-days)
  • Hogan Advanced Interpretation Workshop

Upon successful completion of all coursework and practical days, delegates obtain the qualifications in Test User Ability, Test User Personality, the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) and the Motives Values Preferences Inventory (MVPI), which will be submitted to the BPS for addition to the RQTU.

Price: £3,750 + VAT

Upcoming Courses

Jun
19
Mon
Hogan Certification Workshop virtual course
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

Please note that this workshop is virtual. If you’d like to attend a face-to-face workshop, please view our calendar to view our London based training dates.  

Jul
3
Mon
Hogan Certification Workshop in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Jul 3 – Jul 4 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

CitizenM Hotel also offers a 15% discount on a hotel room for course delegates, should you require. Do let us know if this is of interest and we will share the details.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Please note that this workshop is currently scheduled to take place at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ (subject to the evolving Covid-19 guidance). If you’d like to attend a virtual workshop, please view our calendar to view our virtual training dates.  

Jul
5
Wed
Hogan Advanced Interpretation in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Jul 5 all-day

This one-day workshop is a hands-on, fast-paced session that prepares you for interpreting scale combinations more skillfully, connecting scales across assessments and interpreting complex combinations with ease.

You’ll be addressing scale and subscale level data to draw effective developmental conclusions, and aid in getting the most value from the Hogan suite of assessments.

You’ll advance your interpretation skills, plus:

  • Practice using subscales and interpreting scale combinations
  • Learn how to resolve competing or complex scale combinations
  • Compare and contrast your own interpretive insights with Hogan expert interpretations
  • Connect Hogan data points across scales and assessments for more robust interpretations
  • Learn advanced interpretation techniques around low HDS and low MVPI scores

Is this the right course for me?

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated approach to the Hogan assessments and feel that a deeper knowledge of the scales, subscales and their combinations across the entire Hogan suite would be useful, this course is for you. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to develop your interpretation skills across a number of case studies, combining the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools.

Workshop Cost: £1,175 plus VAT 

Please note this course is being held in-person at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ (subject to evolving Covid restrictions). We also offer virtual options.

Successful completion of a Hogan Certification Workshop is a pre-requisite of this course | Booking discounts available – contact training@psychological-consultancy.com for details.

Aug
8
Tue
Hogan Certification Workshop virtual course
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

Please note that this workshop is virtual. If you’d like to attend a face-to-face workshop, please view our calendar to view our London based training dates.  

Sep
12
Tue
Hogan Certification Workshop in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

CitizenM Hotel also offers a 15% discount on a hotel room for course delegates, should you require. Do let us know if this is of interest and we will share the details.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Please note that this workshop is currently scheduled to take place at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ (subject to the evolving Covid-19 guidance). If you’d like to attend a virtual workshop, please view our calendar to view our virtual training dates.  

Sep
14
Thu
Hogan Advanced Interpretation in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Sep 14 all-day

This one-day workshop is a hands-on, fast-paced session that prepares you for interpreting scale combinations more skillfully, connecting scales across assessments and interpreting complex combinations with ease.

You’ll be addressing scale and subscale level data to draw effective developmental conclusions, and aid in getting the most value from the Hogan suite of assessments.

You’ll advance your interpretation skills, plus:

  • Practice using subscales and interpreting scale combinations
  • Learn how to resolve competing or complex scale combinations
  • Compare and contrast your own interpretive insights with Hogan expert interpretations
  • Connect Hogan data points across scales and assessments for more robust interpretations
  • Learn advanced interpretation techniques around low HDS and low MVPI scores

Is this the right course for me?

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated approach to the Hogan assessments and feel that a deeper knowledge of the scales, subscales and their combinations across the entire Hogan suite would be useful, this course is for you. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to develop your interpretation skills across a number of case studies, combining the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools.

Workshop Cost: £1,175 plus VAT 

Please note this course is being held in-person at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ (subject to evolving Covid restrictions). We also offer virtual options.

Successful completion of a Hogan Certification Workshop is a pre-requisite of this course | Booking discounts available – contact training@psychological-consultancy.com for details.

Sep
20
Wed
HDS Masterclass citizenM in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Sep 20 all-day

Gillian Hyde’s HDS Masterclass provides the opportunity to explore the territory of the Hogan Development Survey – positioning the instrument, linking research findings to practice, discussing combinations of scales, sharing interpretive advice, watching real life profiles act out their dark sides, and giving you the confidence to uncover more nuanced information on the Dark Side of personality. Dark sides which are likely to surface within the current climate of stress and uncertainty.

If you’re an HDS trained user and looking for more in-depth interpretation skills, this is the perfect opportunity to learn from one of the world’s most experienced HDS users.

Workshop Cost: £950 + VAT | This is an in-person course, if you’d see to attend virtually, please see our calendar for our virtual dates.

Location: citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ.

Please note that if you’re looking for a deep-dive into all three Hogan tools, the Advanced Interpretation or Advanced Feedback Workshops will be a better option for you.

Oct
9
Mon
Hogan Certification Workshop in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

CitizenM Hotel also offers a 15% discount on a hotel room for course delegates, should you require. Do let us know if this is of interest and we will share the details.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Please note that this workshop is currently scheduled to take place at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ (subject to the evolving Covid-19 guidance). If you’d like to attend a virtual workshop, please view our calendar to view our virtual training dates.  

Oct
16
Mon
Hogan Certification Workshop virtual course
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

Please note that this workshop is virtual. If you’d like to attend a face-to-face workshop, please view our calendar to view our London based training dates.  

Nov
7
Tue
Hogan Certification Workshop in-person course @ citizenM Tower of London Hotel
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Become certified in the application and interpretation of the Hogan Assessments System tools – HPI, HDS & MVPI. As Hogan’s first UK distributor, you can be confident that our trainers are all highly skilled in the Hogan suite. 

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to:

You’ll learn about the content of all three Hogan tools as well as having the opportunity to practise your new skills in a series of interactive exercises, covering interpretation and feedback.

What’s included?

  • Full HPI, HDS & MVPI Leadership Forecast Reports
  • In-depth guidance on interpreting relationships between all three tools
  • Opportunities to practise feedback and interpretation sessions, with post-course interpretation and feedback support by expert consultants for up to three months
  • An introduction to The Dark Side of Personality
  • Full engagement with the consultant’s extensive practical knowledge as well as with your peers on the course
  • Exclusive access to PCL’s training materials, tool interpretation and product resources designed using our in-depth knowledge and experience of Hogan assessments
  • Electronic versions of the HPI, HDS & MVPI manuals
  • Certificate on completion

Prior to the course, you’ll need to complete a short online pre-course module, and after attending the workshop you’ll need to complete a post-course ‘Test of Understanding’ – after this, you’ll be fully qualified and ready to start using the HPI, HDS and MVPI tools within your workplace

Cost: £1,950 + VAT | Booking packages and group booking discounts available – please contact us on training@psychological-consultancy.com for details or call the PCL office on +44 (0)1892 559 540.

CitizenM Hotel also offers a 15% discount on a hotel room for course delegates, should you require. Do let us know if this is of interest and we will share the details.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Please note that this workshop is currently scheduled to take place at the citizenM Tower of London Hotel, 40 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ (subject to the evolving Covid-19 guidance). If you’d like to attend a virtual workshop, please view our calendar to view our virtual training dates.  

Our Test User Ability Training provides delegates with all the skills needed to administer, interpret and provide feedback on ability tests, including numerical, verbal and practical reasoning.

Attendees will gain valuable skills in understanding the range and types of tests available on the market and will acquire valuable practical skills for interpreting test scores and giving comprehensive feedback to clients and candidates.

Course content includes:

  • Understanding the importance of careful job analysis and competency profiling
  • Familiarisation with the different types of ability tests and scoring systems
  • Understanding of statistical and theoretical concepts, such as reliability and validity
  • Issues around computer-based testing and security, and the importance of confidentiality and equal opportunities
  • Essential practical skills, such as administering tests, giving feedback on the results and writing selection or development reports
The Test User Personality Training introduces the delegates to the concept of personality theory and ways of assessing it in a workplace context. The measurement of personality through psychometric questionnaires is explored, with a specific focus on the Hogan suite of assessments, the HPI, HDS and MVPI – globally renowned and well-validated tools.

Course content includes:

  • Introduction to the theories of personality
  • Best practice guidelines on how to apply personality testing in the workplace setting
  • Issues around fair testing and how to avoid distortion effects
  • Practical skills in administering the HPI, interpreting scores and giving feedback on the results
  • Personality based report writing skills for selection and development

Ready to attend Test User training?