Course overview

This course is designed to upskill and certify railway assessment centres staff in the RSSB train driver selection methods.

These methods include:

  1. Situational Judgment Exercise (SJE)
  2. Multi-Modal Interview (MMI)
  3. Written Communication Test (WCT)

This is a three-day training course, followed by a one-day assessment is delivered as a face-to-face training or remotely in short modules.


Competence in the administration of the SJE and WCT is assessed by means of exercises during the course. Competence in the administration and scoring of the Multi-Modal Interview is assessed at a follow-up assessment day.

The course focuses on:

  • Detailing the RSSB selection methods and providing opportunities to raise questions to consolidate trainees’ understanding of the methods.
  • Going step-by-step through the administration and scoring of each method.
  • Providing trainees with numerous opportunities to practice administration and scoring. This will enable them to become familiar with the methods and demonstrate a reliable standard of administration and scoring.


Participants in this course should either hold the British Psychological Society’s Qualification in Test Use: Ability, Occupational or be able to demonstrate that they are taking steps towards obtaining this qualification.

Who should attend?

Railway assessment centre staff responsible for driver psychometric assessment. 

Key information

Contact for enquiries: 020 3142 5418 or

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Bespoke courses

We recognise that every organisation is different. If you would like RSSB to deliver this as a bespoke training course, remotely or at a location of choice, please email, and we will contact you to discuss your exact requirements and how we could allow for flexible delivery to suit your needs.

Trainers’ profile

Paul Leach, Principal Human Factors Specialist and Occupational Psychologist

Paul has a BSc in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational Psychology. Since 2008, Paul has developed and delivered training across many aspects of human factors, including leadership, safety culture, competence and psychometric assessment, incident investigation, and non-technical skills.

James Lonergan, Senior Human Factors Specialist

James brings to the railway his experience in managing engagement and developing organisational culture. He has a Master's Degree in Occupational Psychology, and has particular expertise in decision-making and the factors that affect individual performance. 

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