Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) at Real Training - UCAS

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Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) (Taught)

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Course summary

The CPT3A course combines two of our most popular modules:

  • The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) module will teach you how to use psychometric testing instruments effectively.
  • The Access Arrangements Course (AAC) will show you how to apply them in exam access arrangements.
Do you already hold CCET? If you already have CCET with Real Training, you can book our AAC module as a stand-alone module. Visit our 'make a booking form' page and confirm you have completed CCET with us in Section 1 of the booking form. You can then select AAC in Section 2 of the booking form. Seven reasons to complete this course:
  • Become an assessor for access arrangements – take the original Level 7 stand-alone psychometric testing course for access arrangements assessors.
  • Discover how to write access arrangements for public examinations – know and apply the principles at the heart of all access arrangements.
  • Learn everything you need to know about assessments using psychometric tests and how you can interpret the results.
  • Implement the latest Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) regulations and guidance – confidently apply these in your setting.
  • Gain the British Psychological Society (BPS) Test User Educational qualification – and join the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU).
  • Choose from a range of flexible e-learning or intensive psychometric testing courses – and select one of four different routes designed to fit in with your day-to-day – online, Campus Live intensive, face-to-face intensive, or a classic mixture of online and intensive.
  • Exit this psychometric testing course with 30 credits at level 7.*
If you are ready to learn more about each route and which one may be the best for you to become an access arrangements assessor, do not hesitate to get in touch.


The course content for CCET and AAC Module 1- CCET Educational test administration Introduction to testing Administer and score tests correctly and accurately. Maintain security and confidentiality of the test materials and test data. The statistical principles of psychometrics Learn about standardisation and the creation of psychometric tests. Interpret data in comparison to the rest of the population. Test theory and reliability – how accurate and reliable are tests? Validity – how do we know what tests are measuring? Using attainment and ability tests Understand the theories of intelligence and how they affect test construction. Test bias influences outcomes and makes adjustments to accommodate a disability – including anti-discriminatory practice. Choose tests that meet your needs and are fit for your purpose. Assessment, interpretation and giving feedback Make good decisions about using psychologist tests. Interpret test data and use it correctly and wisely. Provide written and oral feedback to clients and their carers. Use and understand alternatives to test data. Module 2 - AAC Cover the essential principles of access and equality legislation. Get to grips with principles and legislation that underpin examination access arrangements. Gain access to international and domestic information sources. Compare the principles, legislation and practices in a variety of contexts. Assess a client in your setting for access arrangements. Grasp and be able to summarise the assessment principles. Engage with a broad range of illustrative case studies. Be able to write Form 8s and File Notes that are fit for purpose.

Assessment method

CCET You will need to produce: Multiple-choice questionnaires on the purpose and types of assessment and statistical principles. A paper on the statistical principles that underpin psychometric tests. A critical review of an educational test in line with European standards. A test paper on intelligence testing and discrimination. Video evidence of test administration competence. A comprehensive written report of an assessment, including test scores from at least two, administered psychometric tests. Video evidence of competent oral feedback to a client or the client’s parents/carers. AAC You will need to: View content to familiarise yourself with the JCQ regulations and the Equality Act, Form 8 and file note completion and online application for exam access. Complete multiple-choice questionnaire on JCQ regulations, principles, exam access application and the Equality Act. Complete a practice, formative Form 8 assessment for one of two given case studies. Assess a suitable student without a medical need or EHCP using appropriate test/s, anonymise and upload correctly completed and scored examiner forms. Complete and upload a summative, anonymised Form 8 for that student.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

The online study options for this psychometric testing course are available to complete anywhere in the world. We offer various study options internationally. Visit this page on our website: https://realtraining.co.uk/information-for-international-students - for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside the UK.

Entry requirements

This course has specific entry requirements. Before applying, visit our CPT3A online page and use our eligibility checker' located in the section: Are you eligible?'. https://realtraining.co.uk/certificate-of-competence-in-psychometric-testing-assessment-access-arrangements-cpt3a

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, to be eligible, you will need a high level of competence in the use of English, equivalent to at least 6.5 ( with a minimum of 6 in each component ) in the IELTS test or TOEFL 575 (paper based), 237 (computer based). You will be asked to confirm this as part of the booking process.

Information for International Students


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2795 Whole course
International £2795 Whole course
England £2795 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2795 Whole course
Scotland £2795 Whole course
Wales £2795 Whole course
Channel Islands £2795 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £2795 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

We do not qualify for any sponsorships or funding. We offer the option to pay for our modules in instalments of either 1, 3 or 10. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment and Access Arrangements (CPT3A) at Real Training - UCAS