Course Aim

    The aim of the course is to update and reinforce the techniques and knowledge acquired on the On-the-Job Training Instructor course. This course also renews the validity of its rating and aims to inspire and motivate participants to continue to work as On-the-Job Training Instructors.

Course Objectives

    After completing the course, the participants have:

    • Knowledge of fundamental adult learning theory and best practice based on a modern appreciative approach to students and how to establish a healthy learning environment.
    • Knowledge and skills of modern coaching techniques, teaching methods, principles and tools in all the traditional areas of On-the-Job: briefing, training and debriefing.
    • An awareness of different On-the-Job Training Instructor styles: advantages, disadvantages and limitations of how to choose the best On-the-Job style in a specific training situation.
    • An awareness of the assessment role of the job as an On-the-Job Training Instructor, tools and methods to do the assessment objectively - how to appreciate the importance of assessment.
    • An understanding about personal communication and interaction with students experiences, insights and awareness of own capabilities and challenges.
    • Recognition that all students are to be considered trainable and that the On-the-Job Training Instructor has major impact on the student's training progress.
    • Knowledge of report writing.

Course Overview

    The course duration is ten days - it contains theory lectures and discussions followed by playact practice.

    Continuous assessment is applied. The course participants will show their ability to work according to the training structure in the practical exercises and show a positive and open minded attitude towards student training.

    Who should attend:

    Senior Air Traffic Controllers

    Content in Brief

    • Introduction
      • Understanding the structure, content and principles of the successful On-the-Job Training Instructor training program.

    • Training philosophy
      • Appreciating the impact of modern training philosophy on structuring and delivering the training.

    • Human factors
      • Understanding the human factors concerning teaching and learning, team work, communication and stress that all have an impact upon training.

    • Training techniques
      • Applying the appropriate On-the-Job Training techniques during co-operation agreements, briefing, training and debriefing.

    • Assessment methods and report writing
      • Appreciating the importance of the assessment procedure and have knowledge of how training reports should be written.