Sergeant to Inspector Online Course


  • 12 Months Instant & Unlimited Access
  • Online Course
  • Exceptional Preparation
  • Study around your schedule
  • Developed by experts with over 35 years of experience


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2023 Garda Inspector Promotion

The inspector appointment process is carried out under the remit of the Public Appointments Service (PAS). Previous promotion competitions were managed internally in An Garda Síochána. The PAS use a two-stage recruitment competition system. Initially, eligible candidates will have to sit a suite of psychometric tests. Afterwards, candidates who are successful in the psychometric tests are invited to attend a competency-based interview.

We understand that you will want to give yourself the best opportunity to succeed at the promotion competition. Our online preparation course is created by experts and will give you the highest quality preparation. Our track record is second to none. We have been preparing members of An Garda Síochána for success in competitions at various ranks for over 35 years. All aspects of our expertly created preparation course are being updated for the 2023 competition. Updates are ongoing and will be fully completed in advance of the launch of the psychometric tests and promotion competition.

What our candidates say

Below is a small example of the feedback received from various Garda rank members that have used our services. We have left out identifiable full names for obvious reasons.

“Overall I would say that the course was worthwhile and it did help to prepare me for the real test. As proof of the efficacy of the course I can say that I was indeed promoted and your course was of assistance to me in achieving that promotion.”

~ Serving Superintendent

 “Without the help/assistance of Career Services I definitely would not have been in the right mindset for this test. In relation to numerical tests I know for a fact I would have failed in this section if not for practicing over and over on the Career Services website. The examples provided are more than enough to get you over the line as the live test was extremely similar to the examples provide”

~ Brian (2021 promotion competition)

 I don’t know how I would have fared without the help of Career Services. They gave a clear direction and strategy for doing well in the various stages. The course instructors were brilliant. The work put in on your own time is massively important but with the direction of Career Services, you know what to aim at and how to hit it every time. I couldn’t recommend the course and people involved more highly”

~ Gary, Co. Dublin (2022 campaign)

Garda Inspector Course Content

Includes everything you need to succeed at the Sergeant to Inspector psychometric tests and interview. 

Numerical Reasoning Tests

Mathematics is not a strong point for many candidates, and it has probably been many years since you have previously attempted a formal maths assessment.  This course provides:


on the basic mathematical concepts (percentages, fractions, etc.) required to answer the numerical questions.

Practice Exercises

to help you practice your mathematical skills. These are practice tests of varying difficulty levels to help you practice answering questions of a similar format to the official assessment.

Verbal Reasoning

The verbal reasoning assessment is a difficult test as it involves reading a lot of confusing information and evaluating statements under very tight time constraints. This course provides:


on the format, approaches, and confusing language.

Guided Lesson

with a tutor narrating an approach through a sample test.

Practice Exercises

to help you practice your approach. These are practice tests of varying difficulty levels to help you practice answering questions of a similar format to the official assessment.

Situational Judgement Tests

This involves multiple scenarios that you may encounter in a supervisory/middle management role within An Garda Síochána. You will rely on your leadership and management qualities to decide the best course of action for each scenario. 


on Situational Judgement Tests

Practice Exercises

job simulation practice scenarios

Interview Preparation

Interview Lesson - Understand

  • Demystifying Competency-Based Interviews
  • Making the most of Reference Materials

Interview Lesson 2 - Prepare

  • Understanding the Key Competencies
  • Developing examples for each of the Competency Areas
  • Researching the Role

Interview Lesson 3 - Perform

  • Performing at your best in the interview

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careerservices - Why Us

Who we are

We are a small team of dedicated professionals who work full-time in the assessments preparation industry. Our business was founded in 1987 and we have been providing preparation for Garda Trainee entrance assessments since the introduction of psychometric tests in the early nineties.  Since then, we have firmly established ourselves as the leading preparation course provider for Garda entrance assessments. Today, there are thousands of serving members that have completed and recommend our courses.

We intend to continue this success with the new PAS Garda promotions assessments by ensuring:

– Expert course design and delivery

– Helpful and friendly customer service

– Fair value

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