Well structured training, based on sound theoretical principles, can transform the system in which high performance is essential and in turn, the organisation. Yet the strategic role of cost-effective training provision is often less well understood than it might be in all branches of aviation - whether civil or regional, general, business or military. This book analyzes the cycle of training design from the identification of requirement through to measurement of effectiveness. Key issues in training design and management are illustrated with examples and learning is consolidated through case studies. The book provides advice, tools, procedures and examples of best practice - both recent and well-established - to assist aviation training personnel who aim to guarantee cost-effective training. The approach is highly practical, but does not avoid covering the theory when needed. An informative guide to the process of training analysis and course design, the book examines each stage of the training design cycle in some depth. In addition, it looks at the application of quality management and of project management to training design. Each chapter contains advice and techniques, as well as examples drawn from the author's wealth of experience of training in aviation.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Organizational context; What is learning?; Analysing the requirement; Exams and testing; Curriculum building; Measuring the effectiveness of training; Project management; Quality management; References; Index.
Norman MacLeod is Director of Integrated Team Solutions, a provider of Crew Resource Management and corporate safety training in aviation. He was Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow for 1995 - researching national approaches to pilot training and licensing. He has visited Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, the Ukraine and USA, holding meetings in each country with Aviation Authorities, major flying training schools and representative airlines. He has specialised in CBT, worked with WICAT on a Swissair ab-initio training project and acted as consultant to GKN Sankey on Desert Warrior for Kuwait CBT requirements and to UK Civil Aviation Authority on professional pilot exam design. Prior to this, he was Wing Commander in the RAF, responsible for conducting training at 5 RAF schools, covering everything from logistics to combat surgery for doctors as well as directing the work of 6 course design teams. At RAF Hereford, he was responsible for a staff of 250 instructors delivering a range of 45 courses to 10,000 students per year.
’...required reading amongst my managers...’ Kevin Parker, Flight Training and Standards, CAE Aviation Training