Understanding Psychometric Tests

Ref: C3745119

This short, friendly course covers psychometric and aptitude tests. We will cover the different types of psychometric tests (personality tests) and aptitude tests (verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning etc). We explore why employers use them and what these tests are assessing. You will have a chance to try out some tests and learn more about your own style, strengths and weaknesses.

Additional information about this course

Working in partnership with East Surrey College to deliver Adult Community learning

Course aim

This workshop will explore psychometric tests and aptitude tests, what they assess and why employers use them. You will have a go at a couple of tests and learn how to improve your skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain what psychometric and aptitude tests are.
  • Explain why employers use them and understand why I might be tested as part of my job search or career development
  • Prepare myself for taking a test
  • Know where to find websites to practice taking these type of tests

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Please bring: A pen for taking notes An open mind and a willingness to learn

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Understanding Psychometric Tests

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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