Providing recognition of the skills and knowledge that interviewers develop through work-based learning.

Who’s it for?

Designed specifically for market research interviewers, the MRS Certificate in Interviewing Skills for Market & Social Research is currently only awarded to interviewers who complete MRS Bespoke Training in interviewer skills.

This qualification provides recognition of the skills and knowledge interviewers develop through work-based learning.

To gain the Certificate, interviewers need to complete an initial training course and then compile a work-based portfolio showing how their work has developed over a period of between three and six months.

The Certificate is not currently available to independent candidates but MRS is considering the development a route to the qualification for experienced interviewers who would like to have recognition of their existing skills. Candidates interested in registering for further information when it is available should email .

What will I gain from the qualification?

MRS offers Bespoke Training to equip interviewers with a practical grounding in the techniques and behaviours that underpin effective interviewing.

Like all MRS Bespoke Training, our interviewer training can be tailored to your specific needs, but a general programme would cover:

  • Industry requirements and legislation
  • Sampling/quotas
  • Interviewing technique
  • Questionnaire administration and quality-control procedures
  • Inter-personal skills
  • Observations and listening skills
  • Key attitudes for interviewers

For organisations who wish to provide a route for interviewers to gain accreditation through a recognised MRS professional qualification, all interviewers who complete an MRS Bespoke Training course in interviewer skills are eligible to gain the MRS Certificate in Interviewing Skills for Market & Social Research.

To find out more

Robin Nash
+44(0)20 7566 1872

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