Suitable For

The course module is aimed at Service personnel/MOD civilians who conduct or QA Scoping Exercises, in particular individuals employed in TRAs (for example RN HRTSG, MTAO, Army TDTs, RAF 22 (Trg) Gp (TAC)).

Course Aim

This Module is aimed at staff whose primary role is to conduct or quality assure (QA) scoping exercises when a change in, or review of, operational/business practices (which may arise from a change in doctrine, business process, organisation, new legislation or the procurement of new capability) triggers a perceived requirement for training. The scoping exercise process involves one or more initial analyses of the training requirement and, where applicable, suggests possible options for meeting the training requirement and makes a broad order estimate of the risks and resource implications associated with potential options.

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: 2 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:

  • Confirm the perceived need for a training solution.
  • Identify and quantify the target audience(s) requiring training.
  • Estimate the scope of the training requirement including proposing training solution options.
  • Estimate the assumptions, risks and Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) costs associated with implementing each option.
  • Plan for the implementation of a training solution within specified performance, cost and time constraints.
  • Document in an auditable way initial analyses, decisions and future guidance (normally in a Training
  • Resource Estimate (TRE)/Scoping Exercise/Scoping Study Report and Terms of Reference (TORs)).
  • As the DSAT functions employed here are similar to those contained in DSAT Course Module 3 (Needs Analysis) and 4 (Early Training Analysis), candidates may find it beneficial to attend these course modules as well.

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 Scoping Exercise activities/deliverables:

  • JSP 822: Governance and Management of Defence Individual Training, Education and Skills:
    • Part 4: DSAT QS (~2 hours)
    • Part 5, Chapters:
    • 1 – DTSM 1: Scoping Exercise(s) (~2 hours)
    • 2 – DTSM 2: Needs Analysis (~2 hours)
    • 3 – DTSM 3: Early Training Analysis (~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 Project and Risk Management, Defence Acquisition, Contracting and Capability & Requirements setting, Costing Models, etc.  In addition, ongoing support of the material covered during the Residential Workshop will be provided by DCTS through the maintenance of a Scoping Exercise on-line resource.

Part 3 Residential Workshop: the 1.5 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 Scoping Exercise function of DSAT for both equipment and non-equipment Defence capability projects.

Further Information

NOTE:  Candidates who have previously attended the DTNAP Course No. 7003 or 3002 need not attend this course module.

Last updated: 13 May 2013


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