Certificate in Psychometric Testing

Why Use Psychometrics?

Psychometric assessments allow us to understand the individual differences which influence job performance, satisfaction, motivation, engagement and career fulfilment. Psychometric test training enables career guidance and HR professionals to help support personal and professional development and enables hiring managers to help make fair and objective selection decisions.

Psychometrics give us a language and a framework for understanding aptitudes, personality, values and motivators and they are a tool for us to objectively measure these otherwise often hidden characteristics. This information allows us to have powerful discussions or to make effective selection decisions. Indeed, the measurement of aptitude and personality for selection has an unparalleled capacity to predict who is most likely to succeed in your organisation

Psychometric testing - Using technology to understand psychology - Kinch Lyons
Image of a psychometric assessment in action - Kinch Lyons

Why Become Certified?

In order for psychometric tools to be used effectively, fairly and legally, it is necessary that test users undergo psychometric test training in order to develop an in-depth understanding of some key concepts in psychology.

Kinch Lyons, in association with our psychometric partner Podium365, offer both Level 1 and Level 2 British Psychological Society accredited testing. Upon completion of the programme, you will be recognised internationally as having the BPS stamp of approval to do the following:

  • Understand the fundamentals of ability, aptitude, personality, values and other individual constructs and be competent to measure them through the selection of appropriate assessments
  • Administer assessments, interpret results and feedback results
  • Purchase a wide range of assessments from responsible test publishers, including from the entire Podium library of assessments.

Why Kinch Lyons / Podium?

Kinch Lyons partners exclusively with Podium Smart Recruitment Solutions to offer world class training, built on a winning combination of psychology and technology.  All Podium assessments have been developed in partnership with Dr. Nigel Guenole of Goldsmith's University London, and meet rigorous scientific standards.

Enrolling on the Kinch Lyons / Podium psychometric test training program offers a range of benefits over other training providers. These include:

  • Ease of Learning – Our Level 1 PAC course is delivered via our fun and engaging e-learning Podium365 platform
  • Immediate accreditation – no portfolios or additional assessment. Complete the material, pass the tests and get certified. Simple
  • Complete when you can – Our online formats allow you to complete training in accordance with your own schedule from the comfort of your own home
  • Gold Standard – All our courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and upon successful completion you will be eligible for enrolment on the Register of Qualification in Test Use.
  • Our Level 2 course grants you access to our entire suite of Podium assessments, which include:
      1. GCAT: Our suite of ability assessments, measuring Verbal, Numerical and Abstract reasoning. GCAT also measures general mental ability which is been consistently shown to be the single best predictor of job performance
      2. Acumen: Our critical reasoning assessment designed to analyse diverse sets of information and draw logical, defensible and justifiable conclusions
      3. Perspectives: A broad-range occupational personality inventory based on modern neuroscientific and psychometric models of personality
      4. Derailers: A measure of a person’s least flattering personality characteristics - the ones that emerge under pressure. Commonly referred to as ‘the dark side'
      5. Horizons: A career-interest profile based on one of the most widely accepted models of career themes today: the Holland model
      6. Pulse: Measures eight scales related to personal and work adjustment, and potential determinants of adjustment specific to remote working
      7. Future Selves: Draws from a wide variety of psychological approaches to provide personalised and job-relevant information around one's life goals
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Psychometric Training e-learning program - Kinch Lyons and Podium

Podium Access Course (PAC)

The Podium Access Course is the first stage towards becoming more familiar with the ethical and competent use of psychometric tests.  Our online psychometric test training course provides participants with the ability to understand and competently practice the administration of ability, aptitude and personality assessments in organisational settings.  Benefits include:

  • Engaging e-learning modules taught entire online through our state-of-the-art Podium365 platform
  • Instant accreditation / certificate in psychometric testing upon completion (no portfolios or other time-consuming submissions)

Upon successful completion of this course you will:

  1. Be certified to purchase and administer Podium tests to participants
  2. Be capable of staying within ethical and legal boundaries with respect to test administration
  3. Understand test results and how to feed back results
  4. Be eligible for the BPS Level 1 Assistant Test User Qualification

This course is exceptionally good value at just €300. Click here for further details on course structure and duration

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+353 1 2788727 or +44 203 868 6670

Test User Ability and Test User Personality Course   (TUA and TUP)

The TUA and TUP courses will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the principles underlying personality and ability testing and enable you to make the right choices about which tests to use and when. The TUA certificate in psychometric testing will equip you with a deep understanding of ability and aptitude tests while the TUP focuses on personality testing. Benefits include:

  • Blended learning with a mix of online materials and tutor lead courses
  • Dedicated hands-on support from the experts
  • Instant accreditation upon completion (no portfolios or other time-consuming submissions)

Upon successful completion of this course you will:

  1. Be certified to choose, purchase, interpret and feed back test results to participants
  2. Be certified to purchase  assessments from other credible test publishers
  3. Have an in-depth understanding of the best practice in test construction and use
  4. Be eligible for the BPS Level 2 Test User Qualification 

These instant certification programmes are highly competitive and are currently being offered at just €750 each. Click here for further details on course structure and duration

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