Suitable For

The course module is aimed at Service personnel/MOD civilians who conduct Detailed Design and Development activities, in particular individuals employed in TDAs and Training providers.

Course Aim

This module is aimed at staff whose primary role is to derive training content, determine the strategy for this training to be assessed and to select appropriate training methods and media, using the outputs of the Early Training Analysis phase as guidance.

Course Essentials

Entry Requirements

Applications should be made to DCTS Course Booking Cell. Courses are loaded 8 weeks prior to their start date. Applicants should pay particular attention to the section on course module justification and provide as much detail as possible to help DCTS staff determine their suitability for this module, or possibly other DSAT course modules. Line Managers/Candidate Sponsors are to confirm that candidates will complete the stipulated readings and learning activities prior to attending a particular workshop. Failure to do this will result in an application being rejected.

  • College: Defence Academy
  • Category: Professional Development
  • Duration Details: 5 days.
  • Location: RAF Halton
  • Delivery Method: Classroom
  • Course Contact Details: Tel: 01296 656376 and Mil: 95237 6376

Course Objectives

The course module will help prepare staff to:

  • Determine training content (i.e. all the activities  that cover the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) necessary to achieve the Training Objectives (TOs) developed in the Early Training Analysis phase) by:
    • Conducting detailed KSA Analysis to determine the particular knowledge, skills and attitudes that have to be learned down to the Key Learning Point (KLP) level.
    • Sequencing KSA content into an hierarchical Instructional Scalar
    • Determining Enabling Objectives (EOs), in terms of performance, conditions and standards, that describe the KSA necessary for a trainee to achieve all or part of a TO
  • Determine the Assessment Strategy (overarching assessment policy) and Assessment Specification (assessment details) for the training activity or course/module.
  • Select appropriate combinations of methods and media to enable cost-effective delivery of training in accordance with guidance provided in the Early Training Analysis phase.
  • Develop training delivery documentation and materials that brings together the result of all previous analyses and design to enable instructors to produce effective formal training, including:
    • Instructional specifications
    • Instructional materials
    • Assessment instruments
  • Schedule, timetable and pilot training events.
  • Finalise the Formal Training Statement (FTS) for TRA/Training provider agreement.
  • Create a Training Authorisation Document (TrAD) for the Customer Executive Board.
  • Document in an auditable way analyses, decisions and recommendations (normally in a Formal Training Statement, Assessment Strategy, Assessment Specification, Instructional Specification and Training Authorisation Document).

Course Components

Part 1 Workshop Preparation: prior to attending the Residential Workshop, candidates must complete the following readings and learning activities, which cover DSAT and Detailed Design and Development activities/deliverables

  • JSP 822: Governance and Management of Defence Individual Training, Education and Skills:
    • Part 4: DSAT QS (~2 hours)
    • Part 5, Chapters:
    • 3 – DTSM 3: Early Training Analysis (~2 hours)
    • 4 – DTSM 4: Detailed Design and Development (~2 hours)
    • 10 – DTSM 10: Data Gathering and Analysis (~2 hours)
  • DSAT Course Module 1 – DSAT – MOD Systems Approach to Training (hosted on the DLP), Code DSAT-02 (~3 hours).

Part 2 Workplace Training: this will cover single Service and local procedures and processes and will be managed locally before and after Part 3. Additional CPD may include training in Distributed/Distance Training, etc.  In addition, ongoing support of the material covered during the Residential Workshop will be provided by DCTS through the maintenance of a Detailed Course Design and Development on-line resource.

Part 3 Residential Workshop: the 4.5 day Workshop, which runs at DCTS, provides additional underpinning knowledge and practice in the core skills required to conduct and QA all aspects of the Detained Course Design and Development function of DSAT.

Further Information

NOTE:  Candidates who have previously attended the DCDD Course No. 7004 or both of Instructional Design (ID) – Course No. 3003 and Assessments in Training (AST) Course No. 3007 need not attend this course module.]

Last updated: 13 May 2013

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