GACA Bespoke Training Material Requirement

The Learning Design department was awarded the contract to develop bespoke training material aligned to the GACAR regulation for a worldwide Defence client in the middle east. 

GACA Bespoke Training Material Requirement

The courseware was aimed at supporting the Defence organisations willingness to obtain a full GACAR Part 147 AMT approval and was aligned with the organisation’s vision to upskill and train maintenance engineers across the world. 

The courseware had to be designed to employ and maintain configuration control through design and development activities, as well as demonstrate the curriculum aligned to the regulation.  We needed to ensure that the content could be validated against the knowledge levels required by the regulation, as well as ensure that all practical project tasks held the appropriate level of product safety and assessment satisfaction. 

The core of the design was to produce the first curriculum (B) of the GACAR regulation, into learning material that could be used to seamlessly educate and upskill promising engineers into the industry.  The curriculum consists of 26 areas of study with a variety of key learning points within each area.   

Theoretical student handbooks were developed in a content management system, which allows for seamless updates, and customisation for our clients.  The front covers of each handbook were customised to represent the subject, as well as to allow easy differentiation. 

The student handbooks were designed with a student-centric approach to ensure embedded knowledge.  This was achieved by ensuring the modular objectives were clearly defined at the start of each area of study, as well as modular summaries and self-knowledge checks.   

“A picture paints a thousand words” – and therefore the graphics, images and drawings used in the courseware were customised to the branding template of the course, as well as specific to the area of study.   

Highly interactive Computer-Aided instructions (CAI) were developed, which makes learning each area of study something new to look forward to.  The design also took into consideration the instructor resources, and include classroom activities, pre-knowledge checks, as well as post modular summaries and revisions to ensure that learning has been embedded. 

Various assessment specifications were part of the design, which ensure that the learners are frequently assessed on their knowledge and skills of the content and can confidently move forward to the next module. 

Practical assessments were developed which could seamlessly align with the client’s current equipment.  Making us of the equipment and resources the client already had to hand, makes the training cost effective and practical for all involved. Each practical task was populated in an amalgamated student logbook, which would later form part of their evidence submission for them to obtain their full maintenance license. 

As we pride ourselves in the quality of our courseware, each of the project deliverables underwent a 2-step independent quality assurance process, in combination with peer-to-peer review to ensure that all the training content and material was of the highest standard, laid out in the best way with the most appropriate pedagogical methodologies, to ensure student and client success. 

The project was completed before the proposed deadline, with all deliverables met to enable the client to successfully meet the objectives of the legislation. Furthermore, we produced a detailed compliance matrix to support the application to the authorities, which clearly demonstrates how and where the learning material meets the requirements of the regulation. 

 

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