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Behavioural profiling tools and assessments

Develop Training provide a number of behavioural assessments to support the range of training interventions and courses.

Psykey - Ability Surveys

The tests cover the main areas of ability typically assessed in selection processes, tapping into candidate's practical and numerical reasoning skills, and their vocabulary and verbal comprehension.

Practical reasoning assessment

This test is concerned with the reasoning ability required for the solution of practical and mechanical problems. High scorers will be familiar at least at the intuitive level with the principles underlying the way things are constructed, the way they work and the way the physical world operates. They will be comfortable working with mechanical and scientific principles and be able to appreciate their implications in the practical applications of their work.

Numerical reasoning assessment

This test ascertains how well an individual can solve mathematical problems using arithmetic principles, conventions and procedures. High scorers will be familiar with the conventions of notation, including powers, percentages, use of formulae and essential geometry.

Vocabulary assessment

This test assesses an individual's verbal comprehension and capability with language. High scorers are likely to have a wide vocabulary. They will be comfortable with language-based tasks and working from text and will be able to express their ideas well.


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Risk Type Compass® Assessment

Is a personality based assessment measuring individual risk tolerance. Risk Type assessments identify individual characteristics which have a persistent and pervasive influence on health and safety behaviour and on responses to H&S requirements.


  • Measure Human Factor risk
  • Inferences on communication, social dynamics & 'risk polarisation' on decision-making
  • Identify individual and team strengths and weaknesses
  • Relevance to individual and team engagement & co-operation
  • Team cohesion and effectiveness
  • Informs talent management decision - recruitment, development, team induction


  • Employee Development
  • Foundation - Discipline & Personal Responsibility (DPR) Workshops
  • Intermediary - DPR Level 2 - Team and Organisational Application
  • Advanced - Practioner Qualification Training

Thomas Personal Profile Analysis (PPA)

Is a profiling tool designed to give you an insight in to how people behave at work, giving you a greater level of certainty when recruiting, identifying where to maximise your learning and development budget, and understanding where to boost morale to avoid staff turnover, click here for more information.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)

The MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) instrument is the best known and most trusted personality assessment on the market. By defining personality type, the MBTI tool builds a robust foundation for life-long personal development. It provides a constructive, flexible and liberating framework for understanding individual differences and strengths. The MBTI profile reveals how we see and interact with the world, giving insight into our motivation and the motivation of others. This provides a strong foundation for personal growth and development, underpinning enhanced personal effectiveness.


Develop Training offer a number of assessment and pre-assessment tools designed to evaluate if the candidate has the correct level of knowledge and understanding for the course. It is important to ensure your employees are on the right courses to achieve the right return on investment. Bespoke assessment options can be created for companies to match their individual requirements.

If you would like to find our more about Develop Training assessment options, please call 0800 876 6708.

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