Skills and Competencies pack

Unlike the other training programs that focus on EPSO tests, this package focuses on skills and competencies tested in the two stages of a competition for administrators (AD) in the EU institutions.

Training objective

The package is designed so that the student acquire essential knowledge on the nature of the rational and emotional intelligence, respectively on their main components assessed in standardized tests. Theoretical and practical gains will help in successfully addressing competitions based on skills assessment, mainly EPSO competitions.

Structure of the training package

The modules of this package cover the reasoning cognitive skills (verbal, numerical and abstract) and the eight general competencies as defined by EPSO.
Will be addressed theoretically and practically the following issues:

I. Rational Intelligence

  • Intelligence quotient
  • Multiple Intelligence
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Testing these skills through admission tests organized by EPSO

II. Emotional Intelligence

  • Defining key concepts
  • The eight general competencies as defined by EPSO:
    • Analysis and problem-solving
    • Communicating
    • Delivering quality and results
    • Learning and Development
    • Prioritising and organizing
    • Resilience
    • Working with others
    • Leadership
  • Evaluation of these competences through tests in the EPSO assessment center


Number of hours of theoretical and practical training varies depending on the candidate’s profile and his development needs.

Based on an initial assessment we can agree a number of hours, which can be adjusted over time, taking into account the specific evolution.

Price and payment

The hourly fee is 30 Euro / hour. Price of the package results from multiplying the number of hours by the hourly rate.

You can pay in full or in installments.

Depending on the package price may be granted discounts.


Program available from 2015