You won’t need to fit your working life around our Level 7 Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements course. You won’t even struggle to shoehorn our CPT3A into your day-to-day commitments.
Learn how to use psychometric testing instruments effectively (CCET) and apply them in exam access arrangements (AAC) confidently and competently. Realise your potential with the most accessible, flexible and professional training available.
Seven level-7-defining reasons to study with us
All access arrangements assessors must have an appropriate level 7 or equivalent qualification by 31 August 2017. Does CPT3A fit the bill?
Yes, without a doubt. As a level 7 postgraduate course in individual access arrangements assessment, CPT3A fully meets the JCQ access arrangements assessor requirement.
*If you’d like to know how to use these credits (on courses like our SEND Programme), please give us a call.
This level 7 course is made up of two of our most popular modules. Our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) module will teach you how to use psychometric testing instruments effectively and our Access Arrangements Course (AAC) will show you how to apply them in exam access arrangements. If you already have CCET, you can take the AAC course on its own. Simply look on the AAC course page to find out more.
In addition to all of the good reasons above CCET will also enable you to:
AAC will equip you to:
CPT3A will allow you to:
Take our CPT3A and choose from study options designed to fit in with your day-to-day commitments. We are confident that this is an efficient route to becoming a Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) recognised access arrangements assessor.
Route one: Classic (CCET intensive and AAC online)
First, you will attend a three-day intensive version of The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) with online components, followed by the Access Arrangements Course (AAC) element online.
Route two: Online (CCET and AAC online)
The entire course (the CCET and AAC parts) can be studied consecutively online using our intuitive and easy-to-use online learning platform (Campus OnlineTM). This enables you to interact with your tutors and peers, track your own progress and access a wealth of resources. You will also receive a comprehensive training manual.
Route three: Intensive (CCET and AAC intensive)
If you prefer face-to-face learning, our intensive CPT3A with online components is for you. Take our three-day intensive CCET at a quality hotel near you, followed by our one-day AAC at a similarly comfortable venue at locations across the country.
If you already have CCET, you can take the AAC course on its own.
Take your competence in psychometric testing to the next level with the gold standard qualification for the education profession – set by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
All educationalists use tests to assess their students’ progress.
The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) will help you to understand how assessments using psychometric tests are developed, how to use them effectively, and how to interpret the results.
We will show you how to test appropriately, the available alternatives, and the best ways in which to use them.
It will enable you to apply for the BPS Test User Educational qualification and to join the BPS’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use – a publicly searchable database of competence that will bolster your professional reputation.
Pass this module and you will be in pole position to achieve your Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment & Access Arrangements (CPT3A) – an efficient route to becoming a Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) recognised access arrangements assessor. Simply complete our Access Arrangements Course (AAC) next to gain your CPT3A.
You can either take this module online, or you can attend one of our bespoke intensive courses. Whichever route you take, you will be required to take the same assessments and produce a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your competence.
In short, the modes of delivery may be different (online or intensive), but the forms of assessment will remain broadly the same.
The online route
If you are looking for an accessible and flexible option, then this path’s for you.
You can start when you want to and work at your own pace using Campus Online. This cutting-edge, custom-built online learning platform places you at the heart of learning. It gives you unprecedented control over your learning; it enables you to interact with your tutors and peers every step of the way.
Track your progress and take on board the latest learning and practice as you complete assessments and professional reports in your place of work.
The intensive route
If you wish to complete this module quickly, you might prefer to attend an intensive residential course at a good quality hotel near you.
You will receive tuition and take part in discussions and evaluation tasks that increase your competence. Naturally, you will have to do quite a bit of preparation before the course and apply your learning in practice afterwards.
Gain both theoretical and applied knowledge of clinical cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive neuroscience combines techniques and skills including psychometric testing, electroencephalography (EEG), eye tracking and imaging techniques – for application to neuropathological and healthy groups in clinical, academic or biomedical settings. Various neurobiological mechanisms of cognitive and perceptual functions with demonstration of practical recordings, as well as psychology experimental software are taught on the course.
This course is ideal if you
The course gives you the knowledge and skills to evaluate cognitive and brain function and dysfunction in healthy and neuropathological groups. You learn to understand the important ethical issues involved in neuroscientific research targeted at various age groups and people with range of cognitive abilities, as well as developmental disorders.
You have an opportunity to learn psychophysiological recording techniques, including electrocardiogram (ECG), Skin Conductance (SC), performance speed and accuracy, as well as perceptual mechanisms using Eprime, Martlab and other specialist software.
We also build your research skills enabling you to work as an independent researcher in this area. You have the opportunity to attend workshops run by experts from relevant professions and fields of work. Examples include private clinical consultants, NHS neuropsychologist, teaching staff from the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology course at the University of Sheffield and alumni from our course working in academia and the private sector.
Our specialist learning resources include psychometric measures for assessing cognitive function and 3D model brains for understanding neuroanatomy. You learn to use specialist equipment including • EEG • transcranial magnetic stimulation • analysis of Biopack • structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data • visuo-psychophysics equipment.
Some lectures are taught by guest tutors including clinical psychologists and neuroimaging experts.
You are automatically affiliated with our Brain, Behaviour and Cognition Research Group, which
International students are most welcome on this course. At Sheffield Hallam University we provide international students with a wealth of support, from pre-arrival right up to, and including, study support while you are studying here. Please see the International Experience Team webpage for more information.
Full-time – one year
Part-time – typically one day per week for two years
This course gives you the skills to work in both academic and clinical settings with healthy population and diverse neuropathological groups.
Graduates have the skills and knowledge to work in roles involved in assessing and evaluating cognitive function and dysfunction in healthy ageing across the lifespan and patient groups including people with Parkinson’s disease, head injury, dementia, and other neuropathological conditions.
During the course you benefit from employability sessions, where our alumni currently working in academia or industry, clinical psychologists and professionals from private research companies discuss possible career choices.
You may find roles in academic and clinical contexts using methods of neuroscience such as • functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) • structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) • electroencephalogram (EEG) • transcranial magnetic stimulation • eye tracking techniques • visual psychophysics.
You can also complete further cognitive neuroscience postgraduate academic work.
Occupational Psychology at Winchester provides you with the skills and knowledge requirement for Stage 1 of the British Psychological Society’s training route in Occupational Psychology, as well as supporting the transition towards Stage 2. It also incorporates the first stage of training towards Practitioner Occupational Psychologist status with the Health and Care Professions Council. There is an emphasis on reflective practice skills as well as a thorough understanding of ethical standards and practice within the discipline.
The programme introduces the context and application of psychology in various occupational and organisational settings. The emphasis is on developing your knowledge in the key areas of leadership, wellbeing at work, work design, and assessment in the workplace, as well as learning, training and development. You are taught by a range of professional occupational psychologists offering experience in a range of specialisms including coaching, use of psychometrics, human factors and leadership development. You benefit from practitioner advice on gaining suitable experience, and by incorporating practice-based assessments.
You have access to excellent facilities including numerous research cubicles and laboratories equipped for conducting interviews, observational research, eye tracking, EEG and psychophysiological measures. There are several staff members in the department with strong research and practice experience in the fields relevant to Occupational Psychology. The teaching team includes HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologists.
We consider the scope of Occupational Psychology from the perspective of the individual, their work organisation and any work with client groups. The programme includes problem-based exercises that may include elements such as mock consultancy reports, psychometric test use experience and development of training based on given scenarios. You develop your ability to appropriately design, conduct, analyse, interpret and evaluate psychological research in a chosen specialised research area within Occupational Psychology.
You complete modules including Leadership and Workplace Engagement, Wellbeing at Work, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, and Assessment in the Workplace. There is also a module on research methods which helps you to prepare for your research project.
Graduates of the course are prepared to progress to the next stage of the BPS training and to pursue careers in occupational psychology and related fields.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
The programme provides the first step (Stage 1) towards gaining Chartered Occupational Psychologist status with the BPS.
UK, EU, World
Students may have the opportunity to volunteer in occupational practice-related placements - this is independent from the programme and non-credit bearing.
A diverse range of teaching methods are employed including laboratory classes, lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual project supervision. Students have access to excellent
facilities including numerous research cubicles and laboratories equipped for conducting interviews, observational research, eye tracking, EEG and psychophysiological measures.
There are several staff members in the department with strong research and practice experience in the fields relevant to Occupational Psychology. The teaching team includes HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologists.
King Alfred or West Downs, University of Winchester
A variety of assessment methods are employed including academic essays, research reports and presentations. In addition, the programme includes problem-based exercises that may include elements such as mock consultancy reports, psychometric test use experience and development of training based on given scenarios.
Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.
We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.
We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.
For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
The Placement Course for Professional Engineers in the Construction Infrastructure and Oil & Gas sectors aims to train engineers to become managers in Construction and Oil & Gas Companies who are able to manage business processes and construction site procedures.
The Placement Course for Professional Engineers Construction and Oil & Gas Sectors is accredited by CPD Certification Service in London. Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Professional Development standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD requirements.
The Course is delivered with the support of Multinational Companies operating worldwide
Dirextra has more than 2,300 alumni engineers who have worked on the construction of major infrastructures around the world. There is no growth without engineers.
6 months (1000 hours) of training on a Construction or Oil & Gas Site. Accommodation will be provided by the host company. (not applicable to positions in the office headquarters).
Kick-start your career with a programme in Construction and Oil & Gas. Dirextra is a leader in the field of Construction Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Engineering education.
The programme is supported by large Oil & Gas and Construction Infrastructure Companies operating all over the world aiming to hire young engineers.
100% successful placement in previous cohorts.
28th cohort will start in Manchester on 26 Feb 2018
29th cohort will start in Rome on 26 Sep 2018
Fees and Financing
Tuition fees £ 12,000. (pounds).
Payment can be made in the following ways:
-in total at the time of registration (discount of £ 1,000 (pounds)
-in 4 installments
The Construction and Oil & Gas Companies sponsoring our Programme grant Scholarships to cover part of Tuition Fees.
6 scholarship up to 40% and 4 scholarship up to 30%.
Scholarships are limited students who register in advance will receive a higher amount based on selection performance.
Selection will be determined by qualifications and psychometric tests and interviews.
Study how stress affects illness and examine ways to improve individual wellbeing through practical applications in stress management.
Our programme is designed for graduates in psychology and the biological sciences, and professionals from a range of backgrounds including healthcare and counselling. You will gain a robust science-based qualification in the study of stress, dealing specifically with the mechanisms by which psychological stress can induce illnesses and examining issues of measurement, prevalence and management. This is especially pertinent today as you will study occupational stress and management for people in the workplace.
Taught by leading experts in the field, you will learn about how stress medicine and psychoneuroimmunology are growth areas in the discipline. You will be able to conduct and present your research project in an area of your interest. There will be an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience by recruiting a sample group of subjects for a stress assessment. You will then produce an assessment report which will form the basis of risk assessment and guidance for intervention.
You will gain access to state-of-the-art laboratories and resources for conducting research projects.
In your first semester, you will develop a strong understanding how psychological states can affect physical wellbeing, in particular the role of stress in the development of various diseases, such as coronary heart disease and metabolic disorders including diabetes and mental illnesses. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the health care field and the current developments in stress management.
After the first semester, the emphasis will be on independent study, and you will undertake an in-depth piece of original research. You will learn to collect, combine and analyse data from a range of sources, making critical assessments as you progress. Hands-on experience gained in the recruitment of test group will be invaluable experience for your career in the healthcare.
Here are examples of the modules:
Practitioners work in stress measurement and stress management, and psychophysiological work in professions associated to medicine.