Pilotwise is frequently engaged as a subject matter expert in the analysis of training needs. While we tailor our analysis to customers requirements and budget, our initial stance is to optimise a training system in a manner that gives superior operational effectiveness.
This flexible approach allows us to work pragmatically, taking account of any rigid system limitations in our analysis and incorporating these in the most advantageous way.
We can also use information regarding recorded critical incidents to review training practice and provide traceability between hazards and training. This integrated approach to human factors and training analysis has been successfully used on a number of defence projects.
We initially assess training requirements in terms of:
- Number of trainees
- Their educational and professional background
- Their present level of competence
- The desired behaviour or skill level acquired at the completion of training
This first step typically leads to:
- Definition of input and output training standards
- Top down training objectives
- Staff selection and training
- Student assessment and selection
- Manning requirements
Training gaps are assessed by comparing the goals and tasks undertaken by individuals and the existing training and skills they need now and in the future to be considered fully effective. This process also examines platform capabilities in order to identify training gaps that exist because of platform deficiences, which allows us to develop mitigation strategies in the training syllabus.
Having completed our training analysis, we present, discuss and agree our findings with the customer to ensure we step forward together as we begin course design.