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Standard for the Design and Delivery of Assessment Centres

BPS Assessment Centre Standard

The British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP) has recently published a Standard for the Design and Delivery of Assessment Centres to help improve the quality of Assessment Centres being designed and run by organisations.

Our Assessor Skills course follows the introduction of the new BPS Assessment Centre Standard, developed by Chartered Business Psychologists including Max Choi who is a Co-convener of the BPS AC Standards Working Group who wrote the Standard.

Assessment Centres enable you to observe current behaviours, discuss candidates’ preferences, motivations and strengths, whilst also focusing on their potential for a long-term perspective.

In line with the BPS Assessment Centre Standard ~ from Exercise Design through to Full Delivery Consultancy we will help you put the best people in the right roles, and minimise the risk of a wrong hire. Using proven, objective measures we provide expert support for all stages of assessment. From carrying out Job Analysis, Designing Bespoke Exercises and Training Assessors, to Delivering Assessment Centres and Evaluating their effectiveness we cover all aspects of the Assessment Process.

The project to develop the UK Assessment Centre Standard was initiated by Max Choi.  He was concerned about bad practices which he had witnessed personally.  He felt that a Standard ought to be formally in place to give the public some protection and to help organisations run effective Assessment Centres. 

Helen Baron and Max Choi co-convened a British Psychological Society working group for the UK Assessment Centre Standard. 

Part of the early project phase included conducting an extensive research survey inviting both Assessment Centre practitioners and Assessment Centre candidates to participate. 

This research confirmed that there was plenty of good and poor practice out there, and therefore having standards in place would help reduce the poor practice.

Consultation on Future Accreditation against AC Standards

The BPS Working Group on Assessment Centre Standards are currently seeking practitioners’ views on the possibility of future accreditation against the BPS Standards.  We would be very grateful if you could spend a few minutes completing the survey, which can be accessed here.

BPS Assessment Centre Standard
The full Standard is now available courtesy of the DOP from the British Psychological Society for your free copy please click the button below.
Assessor Skills Training CPD Accredited
BPS Assessment Centre Standard provides the framework for our Accredited Assessor Skills Training.