Forensic Test User Training Classes

Forensic Assessment Training – Our Forensic Test User training provides the critical knowledge and practical skills needed to use psychometric measures of personality disorders, mental health and risk. You’ll learn to interpret and use assessments within Forensic contexts, base feedback discussion on results, and prepare test reports for client organisations.

Forensic Assessment Training

Test User training: Forensic (including Assistant Test User: Forensic) topics include:

  • Administering Forensic tests

  • Ensuring data confidentiality and protection

  • Ability and aptitude assessment

  • Measuring personality and personality disorders

  • Mental health and risk assessment

  • Basic principles of scaling and standardisation

  • Norm-referenced score interpretation

  • Test theory and reliability

  • Validity and utility

  • Deciding whether or not to use Forensic tests

  • Interpreting and using test results

  • Developing feedback discussions

  • Preparing results reports

FAQ for Forensic Assessment Training

Completing the modules for the BPS qualifications in Test User: Forensic and Assistant Test User: Forensic Test Administration with Selection by Design involves an easy, step-by-step process.

  1. Enrol in the Test User: Forensic training using the “Purchase” button to the right. Your registration will be ensured when we have received full payment for the course. Arrangement for an employer’s/business invoice may be made by contacting us.
  2. You’ll receive an Introductory email welcoming you to the course. You will be provided with details on how the course will run, and how to access course materials.
  3. Attend training classes for your courses. Presently, our Forensic test training is delivered remotely. Courses take place over 3 afternoons.
  4. Complete your independent coursework. This includes exercises covered during training and assignments individually completed as homework. Candidates have 2 months to complete and submit their work.
  5. Your coursework will be reviewed. Your Test User: Forensic competencies will be evaluated based on in-class activities and submitted coursework. You will be informed of the outcome of the review. In the unusual event that revisions are needed to demonstrate proficiency, you will be given the opportunity for recovery assessment.
  6. Your qualifications will be recorded with the BPS by your Assessor. The BPS will then contact you to progress registration as a Test User. and to settle payment for registering your qualifications.
  7. You will receive a Certificate of Competence from the BPS for your Test User; Forensic and Assistant Test User: Forensic Test Administration qualifications. For an annually renewable entry fee, you may elect to register on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). At this point you may refer to yourself as a ‘Registered Test User.’
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    What to Expect at Selection by Design’s Test User Training Courses
    Training Locations Persons attending training sessions can look forward to the convenience and ready accessibility of remote training at this time.
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    Daily Training Schedule Forensic test training takes place over 3 consecutive afternoons. Hours are 13:30 – 17:30 GMT each day.________________________________________
    Training Resources. Instructional materials are available through SxD’s virtual learning environment. Trainer presentations, group discussion, and collaborative and individual work take place take place through remote access.
    Training Course Group Size Selection by Design limits training groups to a maximum of 12 per group. Two Chartered Psychologists/Forensic Assessment Verifiers will work together to deliver your course. The limited size of our courses and the presence of highly specialized psychologists offers unique advantages:
    • Individualized attention and personal interaction between with your professional trainers.
    • Assured opportunity for a thorough understanding of presented materials. As a result, you’ll feel comfortable in your own knowledge and skills in Forensic testing.
    • A relaxed and confidential atmosphere encourages trainees to share concerns or discuss application of course materials to their own needs or personal situations.

 

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“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I feel that the standard of course delivery was excellent. The environment created by both Barbara and Conor was open, informative and promoted individual participation. I would fully recommend this course.” – Anne-Marie Kelly

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Upcoming Test User: Forensic Course Dates

July 14 – 16, 2021

Location:  Online

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How Selection by Design’s Occupational Test Training Works

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Completing the module(s) for qualifications in Test User: Occupational, Ability and/or Personality with Selection by Design involves an easy, step-by-step process.

1. Register for Test User: Occupational, Ability and/or Personality training. You may do this through our online registration form .

2. Pay for the course(s) via your choice of payment options. Your enrolment will be ensured when we have received full payment for the course. Arrangement for an employer’s/business invoice may also be made. Please contact us for details.

3. You’ll receive an Introductory Packet welcoming you to the course. The packet includes a summary of basic mathematical/statistical concepts (for your optional review) and some test materials to be completed prior to the start of the course.


4. Attend training classes for your courses at the designated location: Test User: Occupational, Ability and Test User: Occupational, Personality each run across two days.


5. Complete the Assessment Portfolio for your course(s). The Assessment Portfolio will include exercises covered during training and assignments individually completed as homework. Candidates have 6 months to complete their portfolios and return these to Selection by Design.


6. Your Assessment Portfolio(s) will be reviewed. Your Test User competencies in occupational testing will be evaluated based on observations and interaction in class as well as through written work submitted in the Assessment Portfolio. You will be informed of the outcome of the review. In the unusual event that a delegate fails to initially demonstrate competency, they are given the opportunity for recovery assessment.


7. Your qualifications will be recorded with the BPS by your Assessor when you have been judged competent in all areas related to either of the Test User qualifications. The BPS will then contact you to progress registration as a Test User and to settle payment for registration.


8. You will receive a Certificate of Competence from the BPS for your qualification(s). For an annually renewable entry fee, you may elect to register on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). At this point you may refer to yourself as a ‘Registered Test User.’


You are also qualified to apply for the EFPA European Test User Certificate, Level 2. Full instructions on registration and fees are provided at the end of each training course.


You may enroll in either Test User: Occupational, Ability or Test User: Occupational, Personality, or in both courses together. Please note, however: portions of material covered in Test User: Occupational, Ability are prerequisites for Test User: Occupational, Personality training. By registering for the two courses together, you’ll receive a €150 discount on the total cost.


What to Expect at Selection by Design’s Test User Training Courses

Training Locations Candidates attending training sessions can look forward to meeting at professional facilities that are centrally located and easily accessible.


Daily Training Schedule Courses begin each day at 9:30 am and finish at 5 pm. Breaks take place at regular intervals throughout each day.


Training Session Format During course sessions instructional materials are provided through a combination of hard copy and audio-visual format. Trainer presentation, group discussion, and collaborative and individual work take place. Examples of different types of psychometric measures are used throughout the courses. Hands-on practice in working with test materials is an important aspect of the training.


Training Course Group Size Selection by Design limits training groups to a maximum of 12 delegates per group. Two trainers will work together to deliver your course. The limited size of our courses and the presence of two Chartered Psychologists throughout training offers candidates several advantages.

  • Individualized attention and personal interaction between delegates and trainers is possible.
  • Delegates are ensured a thorough understanding of presented materials. As a result, you’ll feel comfortable in your own abilities to use occupational tests when you’ve completed the course(s).
  • A relaxed and confidential atmosphere encourages delegates to share concerns or discuss application of course materials to their own needs or personal situations.

What to Bring to Training Sessions You should bring a calculator with a square root function, pen/pencil, and completed test materials received in the introductory packet to the first training session.

Note: Selection by Design’s Test User: Occupational, Personality training is instrument specific for the 16pf (6th ed.) If you are interesting in registering for Occupational Test Training with Selection by Design or have questions, please contact us.