Challenge: To deliver 5 courses of varying lengths in Arabic as part of a security guarding training pilot programme to 125 learners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to ascertain the viability for the long term. Solution: Collaborative approach to design and develop a Course Training Programme based on Highfield Accreditation internationally recognised standards, sourced through intensive research and consultation with HABC and the SIA. The final product exceeded HABC standards through the use of practical and scenario-based learning events.
Challenge: The British Army must be ready to work in a coalition setting and oppose near peer, hybrid or irregular forces. Recognition and identification of friendly elements will be challenging but is essential. Waves conducted a Training Needs Analysis to establish the information and assessment requirements for a Visual Recognition Trainer to allow UK Land forces to centrally manage and update training that is interactive, challenging and interesting.
Challenge: The Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) Course is a specialist long course for Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) junior officers. The ATO is the British Army’s ammunition and explosives expert responsible for the management, maintenance and disposal of ammunition. The ATO course is designed to train all students how to design and inspect ammunition storage sites and how to dispose of unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices. Waves have been commissioned to provide support to the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) and the Defence EOD, Munitions and Search (DEMS) Training Regiment in order to redesign the ATO course with an initial requirement for the new course to be ready for delivery from 1 Apr 17.
Challenge: : Funded by the UK Ministry of Defence, Waves has been contracted to carry out an exciting research project in collaboration with BAE Systems, Bright HF Ltd and Leo Learning. The challenge is to investigate advances in instructional approach and learning technologies, identify current and emerging best practice techniques for the design and delivery of training, and to identify the Knowledge Skills Attitudes (KSA) and behaviours required by both Training Designers and Trainers to ensure a holistic continuum of training design and delivery. The 1 year project will be delivered in conjunction with BAE Systems as part of the Defence Human Capability Science and Technology Centre (www.dhcstc.com).
Challenge: Joint Fires coordination training is one of the most resource intensive capabilities to train and maintain competency and currency globally. Good simulation can assist both delivery and skills maintenance at a fraction of the cost and significantly reduce risk. UK in-Service Joint Fires simulators and low level crew trainers are increasingly obsolete, and will be out of service before the JOINT FIRES SYNTHETIC TRAINER (JFST) is delivered. A Training Needs Analysis was required to determine how Joint Fires training could be optimally taught and maintained (individually and collectively), whilst identifying where good simulation could assist by delivering increased, easy access to training opportunities both prior to, and instead of, conducting live practice.
Challenge: Capturing a decade of campaigning lessons, and to prepare officers for the challenges of a contingent era, the Army revised the content of its key officer career courses. As a direct result, the Royal Logistics Corps (RLC) tasked Waves to conduct a detailed Role Analysis of RLC lieutenants, captains and majors to identify the changes in their Role requirements, and to better understand the challenges faced by RLC officers.
Challenge: Programme FARADAY was implemented to oversee the Engineer General Service recovery plan in order to sustain a branch which is ready for future challenges through the provision of a Competence Based Approach to Training. There is a training requirement to enable personnel from existing source branches to make the transition into the integrated branch, to operate as a Head of Group (HoG) or Warrant Officer (WOET). This was being delivered via a new Individual Competency Framework (ICF) with the five pillars of Operate, Maintain, Diagnose, Repair and Mentor (OMDRM).
Challenge: At 65,000 tonnes, the QEC are the largest ships ever operated by the royal Navy. One of the key components to enable the effective delivery of Carrier Strike Effect is the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS). This system, whilst based upon COTS equipment is unique to the QEC. The Royal Navy requires a robust training solution for INBS maintainers that whilst embed the latest technology also take maximum advantage of existing material.
Challenge: Despite significant capability, operational and structural changes within the Royal Artillery (RA), the Gunnery Staff (GS) training requirement has not been reviewed holistically for 2 decades. The GS are essential to the capability development, training, and assurance of RA operational outputs. Having successfully engaged Waves in 2014 to review the qualified gunnery instructor role, Waves has again been contracted by the RA to conduct a job analysis to identify the generic knowledge, skills and attitudes required of warrant officers and officers employed in the four other GS roles and subsequently design the formal training statement for this intervention. The project has to be progressive from warrant officer to lieutenant colonel, as well as being coherent with other policies and strategic level projects within the MOD.
Challenge: The British Army conducts Collective Training at Sub – unit and Battlegroup level in Canada, Kenya and the UK. Though the training progression is well established, the effectiveness of this training is decided, largely, by subjective assessment. Targets have basic utility and there is little knowledge of the likely effect of integrated mounted and dismounted fire on the target.
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