Differences between PsyAsia's previous 6-day and the new 5-day training for the BPS RQTU Level 1 & 2
Posted by on 01 August 2014 11:41 AM

Our Psychometric Assessment at Work Course was totally revamped alongside the changes from BPS Level A and B to the new BPS Level 1 & 2. During this revamping process we worked hard to consolidate parts of the course. For example, previously we covered Aptitude Test Feedback on Day 3 and then Personality Assessment Feedback on Day 6. There would be repetition of content between these two days because of course the overall subject is feedback. Now with the new design we cover "Test Feedback" on Day 5.

By making changes like this in a few areas, we have been able to reduce not only the time taken to teach these aspects of the course, but also the assessment time involved. Whereas previously aptitude test feedback was assessed in one exercise and personality assessment feedback was assessed in another, now we have one exercise where both feedbacks get assessed on the same day.

In addition to these changes, the pre-course work for Level 2 Personality is a little more detailed and takes around 1 hour longer than previously. We have been careful not to reduce the course length so much that delegates will become overwhelmed. Some UK vendors actually offer a 4-day course but with 2 days' worth of independent/pre-course learning!!

However, another major change is that the entire course contents (fully narrated HD slides, virtual whiteboard demonstrations, videos, delegate forums etc.) are made available to delegates immediately after payment - we are the only provider of this training worldwide who offers this. This means those who have concerns about keeping up with work may choose to complete as much of the course as they like before it actually starts and those who need some additional explanation of core concepts after a course day have access to that day's training online.

In terms of changes to the topics covered there have not been any major changes. The new topics of Item Response Theory and Modes of Test Administration have been added but nothing substantial has been removed.