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Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET)

Achieve a top-tier Professional Certificate in Educational and Psychometric Testing, accredited by the esteemed British Psychological Society (BPS). Our course, curated by industry-leading Educational Psychologists, ensures an unparalleled learning experience.

Course Description

Our Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) training course will develop your ability to use and interpret educational tests with students. Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course will take your assessment skills to the next level.

**This course is relevant to anyone who works in education but particularly suited to special education teachers or anyone working within the educational setting administering or interpreting psychometric or academic tests. A teaching qualification is recommended but not essential.


  • You will become a Qualified Test User with an internationally recognised Test Use and Interpretation Certificate.
  • You will have access to high-level intelligence and attainment tests (CL2R status code), e.g. WIAT III-T, Conners Rating Scales, WJ IV, WRIT,
  • You will be eligible for membership in the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU), an online searchable register of individuals competent at testing.
  • Free online access to reviews of over 160 psychological/psychometric tests
  • Eligible holders of a BPS Test User: Educational, Ability/Attainment (CCET) qualification may complete a relevant course to become a specialist assessor to progress and write reports for access arrangements in the UK
  • Opportunity to refer to yourself professionally as a “BPS Registered Test User.”
  • Quarterly editions of Assessment & Development Matters (ADM) are delivered to you and available online at the PTC website.
  • Discounted rates on five Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) training courses
  • Free e-Subscription to the British Psychological Society granting access to a range of benefit

Key Features


Boost your professional credentials and CV


Become an accredited educational test assessor with the (BPS) British Psychological Society.


Interpret psychometric tests with competence and ease


Communicate test results confidently with parents and professionals

Access Arrangements Training


Access Arrangements Training

If you have completed the CCET qualification and you would like to know more about applying for access arrangements under the UK's JCQ regulations.

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Self-paced and Online

Unlimited access for 12 months
  • 12 months access to all learning and assessment material.
  • Personal tutor to support you throughout
  • Approx. 80 hours study (including assignments and study)
  • Certification of Competence upon successful completion
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU)

3-Month Installments

Self-paced and online
  • 12 months access to all learning and assessment material.
  • Personal tutor to support you throughout
  • Approx. 80 hours study (including assignments and study)
  • Certification of Competence upon successful completion
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU)

3-Day Online Bootcamp

Live and Online
  • SOLD OUT - 18 - 20 October 2023
  • 22 - 24 November 2023
  • 3 day intensive bootcamp
  • Live online learning with industry expert lecturers
  • Convenience of studying from home
  • Access to all on-demand learning material for 12 months so you can revise and revisit topics easily
  • Personal tutor to support you throughout

Module Price Breakdown

Looking for a flexible learning experience? Our course offers a convenient option to complete it in stages. With our tailored payment and module breakdown, you can learn at your own pace while staying within your budget. Take control of your learning journey with our perfect solution.

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  • Roisin O'Dwyer

    February 3, 2023
    I recently qualified with a Certificate in Competence in Educational Testing through Education Elephant . The course was hugely beneficial for my role as Special Educational Needs Coordinator in a second level school. The content was clearly presented and the structure of the course fitted around my professional and personal life. I learned so much. I feel much more confident now in understanding reports, testing and interpreting results ans presenting my own findings. I would highly recommend this course for anyone working in learning support in an educational setting.
  • Paula Shields

    February 3, 2023
    Many thanks to Kate , Rebecca and the Team at Education Elephant. The layout of the course as well as the videos and course manual were easy to follow and I found it easier working at my own pace. Thanks for the feedback and keeping me on the right track, it was much appreciated!
  • Gráinne Doherty

    February 3, 2023
    I would like to extend sincere thanks to Kate, Rebecca and all the team at Education Elephant for a very informative, insightful and comprehensive course. I have gained a profound understanding of educational testing and I will undoubtedly use my newly acquired knowledge, skills and understanding in the future. The course itself, with being online, suited my busy home life (with six young children!) and work schedule. It was easy to navigate the website and the communication(including feedback) from the tutors was always prompt, clearly defined and helpful throughout the duration of the course. The course manual will be my little 'Bible' for educational testing. Many thanks again. Gráinne Doherty.
  • Raveena Govender

    February 3, 2023
    It gives me great pleasure to place on record my sincere thanks and appreciation to Kate and Rebecca for their incredible commitment during the CCET course. I am so delighted to have chosen Education Elephant to do this course. They were there every step of the way and their support was amazing. Despite their busy schedules, they made me feel as if I was their only student! The course was very detailed which played a pivotal role in understanding the material - especially being a first time CCET user. It was great to be able to study at my own pace and still have Rebecca and Kate at my side. I cannot thank you both enough. I wish Education Elephant and its team everything of the best and to continue to grow from strength to strength. Thank you so much again!
  • Catherine Kelly

    February 3, 2023
    I am so delighted to have finished the course! I loved the layout of it. The short videos the easy-to-follow manual and ability to go at my own pace. I have a deeper understanding of the whole testing procedure. It also helped me get my new job! So thank you Kate and Rebecca for all your assistance.

Course Curriculum

The course starts at the very beginning and builds the participants’ skills and knowledge as they progress through the course. The topics covered in the course are:

– An introduction to testing and assessment

– Different kinds of assessment tools and methods

– How to Administer and Score Educational Tests

– Different scoring systems used in testing

– Understanding standard scores including t scores, percentiles, age equivalents, Stens and Stanines and more.

– Reliability and Validity in testing

– Test Standardisation

– Intelligence testing

– Bias and Discrimination in testing

– How to interpret score profiles and how to tell what’s important and what’s not

– Communicating test results to parents, professionals and clients

– Effective Report Writing

Meet Your Tutors

carol neenan

Carol Neenan

Educational Psychologist

Carol is a qualified Educational Psychologist who came to Educational Assessments from a career in teaching. Before her present role in managing, promoting, and supporting many aspects of inclusion for learners with disabilities, medical and mental health conditions; she has spent over 30 years teaching Psychology, Statistics, Childcare, Anatomy & Physiology, and Nutrition to Adults. She began her journey to qualify as an Educational Psychologist by completing her CCET with ÉIRIM. She has also successfully completed her APC cert with PATOSS, qualifying as a specialised teacher who can diagnose Dyslexia (a qualification acceptable by the NUI and SOLAS in Ireland) and subsequently was awarded an MSc in Psychology.

maria casson

Maria Casson

Education and Assessment Services

Maria has been working in the field of education for more than 25 years and has lived, worked and studied in the UK, USA and Italy. For the last six years she has been conducting educational assessments for the international school community in Rome. Maria took the CCET course back in 2016 which springboarded her new career in the field of educational assessment, and she is thrilled to be working as a tutor on the course that brought about such a rewarding enhancement to her professional life.

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  • 100% Self Paced Learning
  • Private tutor to support you throughout
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  • Twelve months of access to all learning and assessment material.
  • Certification of Competence upon successful completion
  • Eligibility for British Psychological Society Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU)

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  • Live online learning with industry-experts
  • Interact with lecturers and classmates
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Frequently Asked Questions

The CCET is an open course which means there are no pre-qualifications necessary for enrolment. However, it is highly recommended, although not necessary, that all delegates have experience working with students (e.g. teaching) and that they have some experience with tests and testing

The course starts as soon as you enrol. It is a completely self-paced online course so you work through the material at your won pace. You have 12 months to complete the assigned work and gain your qualification.

You have access to this course for 12 months across all devices – laptop and phone
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Yes – this course leads to a professional Certificate, awarded by the British Psychological Society (BPS) in standardised educational testing.

Yes – once enroled you will be assigned a tutor that will support you throughout the course. All of the tutors are psychologists working in the field of assessment and testing.

This course is relevant to anyone who works in education but particularly suited to special education teachers or anyone working within the educational setting administering or interpreting psychometric or academic tests. A teaching qualification is recommended but not essential.

Yes, you get immediate access to the course and the content. Within 48 hours, you will also be sent an email with your tutor details and details of where to upload your assessment work.

Yes. You can purchase the CCET and the WJIV Tests of Achievement as part of a value bundle and receive a 10% discount on your test. Please contact our sales team for more information and to avail of this offer.

Yes, you would have access to all materials upfront. We can extend the discount on the WJIV online training (50%) and the 10% on the WJIV UK Ireland achievement battery.

The CCET is a general qualification, and the skills taught can be transferred to many different assessment tools (attainment & intellectual ability). We cover a few tools on the online course, including the Woodcock-Johnson IV Tests of Achievement, the WRAT and the WIAT.

If you wish to qualify as an access arrangements assessor in the UK then you just complete the CCET and an additional module focused on access arrangements. Together these courses lead to the level 7 equivalent Educational Testing and Access Arrangements Certificate

Yes, you can receive your CCET certification once you have completed the CCET qualification part of the ETAAC.

Once completed, we will register you with the BPS Register of Qualified Test Users (RQTU). You must pay a small fee to go onto the register, payable to the BPS.

The CCET is widely recognised as a ‘must have’ qualification across Ireland, UK and internationally.

Yes. The CCET can be used to enable assessors conduct tests for the DARE scheme and RACE.

Level 7 Educational Testing and Access Arrangements Certificate

Meet the JCQ criteria to become a specialist access arrangements assessor in the UK - accredited by OCN Credit4Learning.

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