Train the Trainer
Competency-based aviation training starts with one person: The instructor.
Not only is instructor training crucial to establishing and maintaining a motivating and interactive learning environment. Instructor training is an EASA requirement.
Our courses are aimed at instructors who conduct training for both flight crew, cabin crew, maintenance, and ground operations staff. Trainers who fall into these categories are, among others, CRM trainers, line trainers, simulator instructors, and ground instructors.
All courses are EASA, FAA, and ICAO compliant.
"An instructor must be familiar with the concept of learning. How do we learn? Why do we learn? Which personal barriers or limitations must we consider?"
Instructor training for CRM & Human Factors
Every trainer must possess the necessary skills, knowledge, and credibility to provide valuable training within the fields of CRM and Human Factors (Safety Training).
Our approach to instructor training is simple: We combine theory with practice. As an EASA certified instructor, you must be able to demonstrate valuable skills, particularly the integration of CRM and human factors into the operation.
This includes, among others, the ability to:
- interact and manage groups, pre-plan an objective and timely training sessions
- deliver a good balance between 'telling', 'selling', and 'facilitating' - and to connect realistically poor and good CRM to the operations
- effectively assess the performance by observing, recording, interpreting, and debriefing
Refresher training for CRM trainers
Our refresher training is aimed at CRM trainers for both flight crew and cabin crew. The training incorporates the new methodologies, procedures, and lessons learned.
Furthermore, the training touches upon, among others, the following topics:
- Group facilitation skills including team dynamics, moderation skills, and use of questions
- Course preparation, defining objectives, and selecting methods to best convey knowledge such as lecture, group work, case analysis, gamification, scenario-based training, and individual research.
- Safety culture and management systems
- Examples of analyses of CRM factors in previous accidents and serious incidents
- New developments of research in human factors and CRM
- Threat and Error Management principles and their practical implementation into daily operations.
How can we ensure that the training standards and output of CRM, Human Factors, Dangerous Goods, and other aviation-related topics, are consistent?
We can try to achieve a common training standard through Instructor Standardization. Essentially, the goal is to provide support to instructors so they can practice training that ensures conformity to regulations and Best Practice.
Our conviction is that Instructor Standardization is all about ensuring that performance in terms of Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes is consistent and can be transferred to all layers of your training practices.
Instructor Training for Ground Operations
Ground instructors must be equipped to enhance the knowledge and performance of students. This process involves conducting thorough assessments and providing valid feedback for improvements.
Our instructor training for ground and operations revolves around non-technical and technical skills that ground staff must possess and continuously maintain to do their jobs in a safe and efficient manner.
As an instructor, you will be introduced to learning as a concept. How do we learn? Why do we learn? Which personal barriers or limitations must we consider?