Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET - Test User)

Our sister company, Education Elephant, offers a Qualification Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET), verified by the British Psychological Society (BPS).


This 12-month course is fast becoming the ‘must have’ for anyone administering or interpreting educational tests. This course is especially beneficial for teachers working in the area of special educational needs (e.g. SENCo’s) or assistant psychologists beginning their career in the area of assessment. Delivered by experienced Psychologists, it will ensure professionals meet the highest standards in educational assessment and testing.

“Outstandingly good” 

“So insightful and beneficial. They make difficult concepts easy to understand.” 

The Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing – Test User (CCET) is a professional qualification in educational testing. The course is internationally recognised and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is fast becoming the ‘industry standard’ for anyone working with educational tests. All successful graduates of this course will have successfully demonstrated a minimum set of skills and competencies necessary for selecting, using and interpreting psychometric tests and will be eligible to enter the BPS online register of individuals competent in test use. 

“Essential for all SENCo’s and SEN teachers.” 

“One of the best and most useful courses I have ever attended” 

Topics covered in the course include:
– Role of assessment and testing
– Test administration & scoring (ability and attainments tests)
– Statistical principles underpinning testing
– How to select appropriate tests for students
– Error in test scores
– Data protection
– Interpretation of test results and integration with other data
– Communicating test results to others

“Even after all the years of doing it, I feel much more confident and competent now when communicating with parents.” 

This course is also offered to participants in the UK in conjunction with our Access Arrangements course so that participants wishing to acquire a level 7 (UK) accredited and recognised professional certification may do so, the ETAAC.