Qualification in Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) - Online

Our sister company, Education Elephant, is offering a Qualification in Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) which is BPS verified.

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

This 3-day face-to- face course is fast becoming the ‘must have’ for anyone administering or interpreting educational tests. his 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 onto 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 on 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 conjunction with our 2-day Access Arrangements course so that participants wishing to aquire a level 7 (UK) or level 9 (Ireland) nationally accredited and recognised professional certification may do so, the ETAAC. Please visit below on this page to check for upcoming CCET course dates or Click here for more info on the ETAAC.


  • Carmel Carroll
    Excellent course, also a great refresher on previous statistical knowledge. Gives great insight into how tests are built and used.
    Carmel Carroll
    Disability Officer, Dublin City University
  • Carol Ellis
    Very satisfied with the course, gave in depth knowledge of different styles of tests and the statistics aspects were fantastic. Brilliant and detailed insight into ed psych reports. Broadened knowledge into how it works
    Carol Ellis
    Disability Officer, Dublin City University
  • Nicola Wood
    I found the course extremely worthwhile. I feel more confident that I can assess students and report back on findings. Very professional, interesting and engaging. Well worth doing - it will be very empowering!
    Nicola Wood
    Wesley College, Dublin
  • Tomás Hayes
    Very beneficial for teachers / SEN teachers. Very enjoyable. Very beneficial course where the information / learning can be brought back to the workplace. Good mix of listening / learning and hands on activities.
    Tomás Hayes
    Principal, St. Thomas's National School, Dublin
  • Simone Redmond
    Really enjoyable, very intense but very beneficial. It was very interesting and I've come away with a lot of information. Really opens up your eyes to testing and the work that goes into everything. I now understand where a lot of the information in the manuals come from and how to administer tests and correct them. I can now do things in school that I have not done before.
    Simone Redmond
    Teacher, Willow Park School, Dublin
  • Alison Pigot
    Very detailed and stimulating
    Alison Pigot
    Teacher, The Children's House Montessori Primary School, Dublin
  • Jane Ennis
    I thought the course was excellent. I will feel far more confident interpreting educational psychologist reports. Also more confident about conducting screening and investigating screening options.
    Jane Ennis
    Disability Support Service, NUI Galway
  • Alison Perry, SENCO
    This was an enlightening course.  I have been working with testing and psychology reports for many years and this is the first time that I actually feel confident in understanding test results, their reliability and what they actually mean. You only think you have knowledge about diagnostic testing until you attend this course.
    Alison Perry, SENCO
    Secondary School
  • This course is a must!  It has given me a thorough insight into the reliability of tests which I have used, will not now use and tests I will now buy.
  • Leone Loughran
    Intense but very worthwhile. I feel I have gained invaluable knowledge in relation to educational testing.  I am looking forward to putting all of my knowledge into action and developing my skills.
    Leone Loughran
    Classroom Assistant, Secondary School
  • Noreen McQuaid, Learning Support Teacher
    I was delighted with the course.  It was intense but equally invigorating.  The tutors were excellent, helpful and available for us throughout the days.  This was a thoroughly enjoyable course
    Noreen McQuaid, Learning Support Teacher
    Secondary School
  • Fantastic - very clever explanations of complicated processes.  A lot better understanding of what I am doing and why
  • Lynne Herbison, SENCO
    It is intense but very worthwhile if you are a SENCO as it helps decode Ed Psych reports.
    Lynne Herbison, SENCO
    Primary School
  •  Linda Moody
    CCET and AAT courses are invaluable. Lots of support and guidance provided throughout’.
    Linda Moody
  • Mary Gavin
    Excellent courses given - thank you for all. Both the CCET and AAT were highly engaging and informative.
    Mary Gavin
  • Edward Mazzacano
    Very professional CCET training programme that is very comprehensive and well organised. I would recommend it to anyone getting involved in Educational Testing.
    Edward Mazzacano
  • Lisa Acheson
    I completed the CCET and AAT courses this year. The course leaders were fantastic, they were really helpful both during and after the course. I would highly recommend Eirim.
    Lisa Acheson

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Our sister company, Education Elephant, is offering a Qualification in Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) which is BPS verified.

Click here for more information and to book your place.