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Online Training Sessions

Focused heavily on the practical side of the EPSO exams, EU Training’s online training sessions are designed to enhance a candidate’s confidence by simulating EPSO test conditions before the real thing through personalised feedback from our experts and interactive, collective learning.

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Platform ZoomTime zone Europe/Brussels
13 Dec 202212:30 - 14:30Europe/Brussels
Malene Bresson's picture

13 Dec



For candidates who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of EPSO's Proofreaders/ language editors (EPSO/AST/148/21) competition, this session is primarily focused on providing guidance and advice on how to get ready for the Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) component of the upcoming EPSO AC.

This training session will be held in English only.

For each competition a unique SCBI assignment pack is released by EPSO. During this workshop our trainer will lead participants through an in-depth analysis of the assignment to highlight vital details needed to tackle and prepare for this interview effectively. 

To gain the maximum benefit from this training participants will be expected to have read through their assignment pack and prepare preliminary answers/solutions/proposals before the workshop session.

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. Maximum 6 participants.


  • Practicalities on how the SCBI will be run
  • Assignment and background document analysis
  • What assessors will be looking for - EPSO competencies within the context of the SCBI
  • How to answer 'likely' interview questions:
    • Questions based on the assignment
    • Questions not based on the assignment


  • Homework – before participating in this workshop it is required to read through the assignment pack and prepare preliminary answers/solutions/proposals. 

What's included?

  • EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI)
  • 2-hour workshop with debrief and feedback
  • Session hosted by one of our EPSO experts
  • Limited to a small group of 6 participants for maximum interaction
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Virtual sessions will take place via Zoom
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event

Who should attend?

  • Candidate of the EPSO's Proofreaders / language editors competition (EPSO/AST/148/21) preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Situational Competency-Based Interview component

Who is the trainer?

  • Ms. Malene Bresson, EU Training Assessment Centre Coach
  • 20+ years experience in HR law and communication.
  • 10+ years of leadership and management experience in the public/private sector
  • Trained Life and Business Coach
Platform ZoomTime zone Europe/Brussels
14 Dec 202212:30 - 14:30Europe/Brussels
Juliette Piriou's picture

14 Dec




For those of you who have successfully reached the Assessment Centre phase of your EPSO competition and have chosen FRENCH as your Language 2, this training session is focused on simulating the Competency-Based Interview (CBI) component of the AC.

Taking an interactive approach, the aim is to help build your confidence by simulating real interview conditions. The valuable strategic tips and feedback on how to improve your interview performance help you build awareness of where you stand in your EPSO exams preparation progress. 

IMPORTANT: The class will only take place if there are at least 4 participants 2 days before the date of the event. The maximum is 6 participants.

What's included?

  • FRENCH-LANGUAGE EPSO Assessment Centre preparation focused on the Competency-Based Interview.
  • Two hours of Competency-Based Interview simulation with debrief and feedback.
  • Participants will be asked to answer a number of 'likely' interview questions and will receive a recording of their answers.
  • Limited to a small group of 6 participants for maximum interaction.
  • Tailored to collective learning and group feedback.

How can I apply?

  • Click on the 'Apply' button to the right and proceed to checkout for payment
  • Virtual sessions will take place via Zoom
  • Training materials required during the session will be shared electronically
  • We will send notification emails with detailed instructions before the event

Who should attend?

  • Those candidates preparing for the EPSO Assessment Centre's Competency-Based Interview component and have chosen to do the AC in FRENCH.

Who is the trainer?

  • Juliette Piriou, EPSO AC coach
  • Specialised in career development and assessment centres
  • For the past six years she has helped dozens of successful candidates prepare and pass the EPSO exams. 
  • Background in psychology and a master's degree in coaching
  • French native speaker


  • Only full payment of the participation fee will secure a place at the training session.
  • A training session is only confirmed once minimum numbers are reached and a confirmation email is sent.
  • Master The EPSO Computer-Based Tests (online):
    • Maximum 30 participants 
    • Minimum 8 participants needed to confirm
  • Two-hour Assessment Centre Training Sessions (online):
    • Maximum number varies - see specific training session descriptions
    • Minimum 4 participants needed to confirm
  • If the number of registered attendees does not reach the minimum numbers the training session will be cancelled.
  • In this case we offer a refund, virtual euros or moving registration to another date as options 
  • Cancellation policy
    • If you cancel up to 8 working days before the virtual training session's date: 100% refund
    • If you cancel  7-6 working days before the virtual training session's date: 50% refund
    • If you cancel in 5 or less working days before the virtual training session's date: no refund
  • EU Training reserves the right to cancel the event at any time. In this case EU Training will refund the participation fee in full.
  • Unlimited Revision
  • Practice / Exam mode
  • Realistic Simulations
  • 24 Hour Support

“The trainer was clear and knowledgeable, the training was well structured and the content was useful. Ticiana is knowledgeable, a good communicator, provides useful and constructive feedback and treats us with care and respect.” 

Field-Relation Interview (FRI) Simulation | Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Competition | 23 August 2022

Participant from Belgium

“After completing the webinar, I believe that I have some indicators to know how to study and understand what is needed to succeed. The trainer was able to reply to every single question and gave us a lot of different examples for the same topic."

Master the EPSO Computer-Based Tests | 11 June 2022

Participant from Greece

"It really helped to understand the type of questions we may be getting and to analyse the assignment. The trainer, Malene Bresson, was very clear and picked out important nuances."

Situational Competency-Based Interview (SCBI) Workshop | 30 August 2022

Participant from Belgium

What are the different exam types that I can set when composing a test? How does this relate to the diffficulty of the questions that will appear in the test?

When composing a test, you can select the exam type you wish to simulate. From the "Select Competition" drop-down list you can either pick "Compose Custom Test" or the competition type you are undertaking: Administrator, Assistant, Secretary, Linguist, Specialist Competition, CAST.

Each simulation test contains a mix of questions of varying difficulty, just like in the real EPSO exam. A few easier questions to build confidence, a number of mid-level difficulty questions that make up the bulk of the test, and a few hard questions to differentiate between really strong-performing candidates and those with a more average level of performance.

The exam type you select will affect the mix of questions that will be included in the test. For example:

  • AD Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 10% easy questions, 40% regular difficulty questions and 50% hard/complex questions for each test type.
  • AST Pre-Selection simulation exams will have a pre-set of 20% easy questions, 50% regular difficulty questions and 30% hard/complex questions for each test type.

The exam profile type applied does not depend on the package you purchased. You can change the exam profile of your test any time you start a new test. If you feel that a particular pre-set is more or less challenging than you expected, we encourage you to experiment with the other presents as well.

The tests you would like to practice and the quantity of questions for each can be set manually for each simulation exam separately or, when using the quick exam selector feature (Select Competition drop-down menu), it is set automatically for each test type by the system.

How many times can I use a question? And how many times can I revise a test?

Our questions have no expiration date, your question balance has no expiration date. You can compose new tests as long as you have new questions on your account, and you can revise previous tests without any time limitation.

We created a system that helps your EU exam preparation in the best possible way:

  • After you buy an EPSO exam preparation package, you can use these questions to create new tests in any composition and language you wish.
  • Once you launch a new test, the number of questions that you put in there will be deducted from your account and you can use each question once, similarly to a test book where you mark your answer options.
  • However, as a special gift to our customers, we created a system where you can re-take any of your previously composed tests as many times as you like (you can do this by finding the test you wish to re-take via the Practice Activity block of your Practice Centre).
  • You can monitor your progress via the Statistics block as well.
  • After submitting or re-taking a test, you can revise all your previous tests in review mode where, as a special feature for our customers includes an option to turn off the 'show explanation' feature to further improve the revision experience.
  • Moreover, revision is not limited in any way. You may revise previous tests and questions for an unlimited period and for an unlimited number of times.

How do I buy test questions in the language I want to practice in? And do I get the same questions repeated in all the languages I select?

When buying questions packages, you are buying a quota of questions from our database and not a specific question. This means that in the Start New Test block you can choose which language(s) you want to do your practice tests in. You do not pick this at the time of purchase.

TIP: make sure you click on the little (i) in the table on the Products tab to see how many questions we have in a particular language per test so you don’t over purchase.

No, you will not experience repeat questions regardless of which language you practice in. Our database is large enough to ensure that questions in various languages do not overlap. Those questions that are the same, but have been translated into different languages all appear on the same question id code. This means that our database knows if you have already been allocated a certain question in a particular language and will not re-allocate that same question to you in a different language. The system stores which questions you have used and makes it impossible for you to get the same question in a different language.

One exception is if you are an enthusiastic candidate and have used up the entire database of questions in a particular test/language. If you experience this please get in contact with us immediately so we can address any problems.

We work hard to ensure that you do not experience disappointment with our products/service and always get the number of fresh questions that you have paid for.

Are you planning to introduce tests in new languages?

At present, we offer most of our test questions in English and French. In addition, we offer Verbal Reasoning Tests in ALL 24 official EU languages!

  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Croatian (HR)
  • Czech (CS)
  • Danish (DA)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (EN)
  • Estonian (ET)
  • Finnish (FI)
  • French (FR)
  • German (DE)
  • Greek (EL)
  • Hungarian (HU)
  • Irish (GA)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Latvian (LV)
  • Lithuanian (LT)
  • Maltese (MT)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Romanian (RO)
  • Slovak (SK)
  • Slovenian (SL)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SV)

We are constantly expanding our database and are always striving to add new languages to all our EPSO test types.

Check back to our website regularly for developments. 

Do the questions have an expiration date?

Absolutely not. All your questions will remain in your account until you use them. You can start a new test as long as you have questions in your account.

I need some general information on the EPSO (EU Career) competitions.

Check out the New To EU Exams section of our website.
If you have specific questions or need free advice, please contact us directly any time!

How can I register on the EU Training website? Where is the registration form?

You can register on our website for free via the following link.
Once you register you will have access to our FREE packages and webinars!

What forms of payment are accepted? Is payment safe?

Regarding payment, the system will offer you online credit card payment (immediate access), payment via PayPal (immediate access) or Virtual Euro Account (immediate access).

Online credit card payment: (immediate access)

Accepted cards:  Mastercard, Visa (please note that Visa Electron card is not always supported).

Credit card payment is real-time, the transaction is secured by a 128-bit SSL coded system, verified by the most trusted seal, Verisign and provided by the two leading payment providers, PayPal and Realex Payments.

Virtual Euro Account: (immediate access)

Sometimes we offer customers virtual euros as a form of compensation, reward or as a special deal. If you have been allocated virtual euros by us you can use that amount to pay for your next purchase, or pay for a part of it (if you don't have enough virtual euros on your account) and pay for the rest via the other methods.

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