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Designing Assessment Development Centres​


An assessment centre is a valuable tool to evaluate an individual’s suitability for specific job roles. It includes several exercises like aptitude tests, personality evaluations, virtual assessment centre case study simulators and interviews. It helps organizations better predict candidate performance and potential for a proposed position. By attending the training on Assessment & Development Centre Design, our highly experienced trainers will take you through the process of designing robust assessment and development centres. You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in crucial stages of the design and implementation process, learning about the potential problems and challenges that can happen along the way and how you can manage these effectively.  

Who’s it For? 

  • HR Professionals who have had some exposure to assessment centres and want to design or organize assessment/development centres. This course is suitable for individuals with a range of experience.   

What’s Covered? 

The Essentials of Assessment Centres 

  • Traditional, Virtual or Blended? What’s the difference? How to choose what centre is right for you and your company. 

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of assessment centres? How accurate are they in predicting talent? What impact does this have on the overall interview process? 

The Use for Assessment Centres 

  • To identify professional training. To pick the training that will bridge your workforce's skill gaps. How to use assessment centres to develop your workforces' skills and upskill your employees. 

  • To upskill future leaders. How insightful of a tool are assessment centres in identifying potential leadership? Can these assessments help design exercises that test leadership skills? 

  • To hire leaders. Can these centres be modified into leadership assessment centres? What are the benefits of these? To assess if these centres are effective in leadership hiring. 

The Future 

  • What is in store for assessment centers, what we can expect and what technology challenges will be presented. 

  • How competitive will this market become, and how will that effect these centres? How can we expect assessment centres to grow from now? 

Key Tools 

  • Personality Profile. What is this assessment? How valid is this particular method? What are the Big Five traits? 

  • Abilities Test. What does this measure? How do different tests look for different cognitive skills? 

  • Presentation. How does a candidate deal with questions? How well do they perform under pressure, how patient they are and their time management skills. 

Session Benefits 

  • Understand how to develop an assessment centre and choose the most appropriate assessment tools 

  • Learn how to identify true potential from the candidates you assess 

Date & Venue

Date will be agreed once booking has been confirmed.
This training course can be run at your premises or we can provide a training venue.

Contact Details

For more information and costs please contact us on 0345 4599710 or email

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