Systems Approach to Training

VRTWhy Waves ‘Systems Approach to Training’? RLC Officers

Waves are thought leaders in Systems Approach to Training (SAT) for individual, team and collective training.  With international conference speakers (ITEC 2016 & 2017) and over 200 years’ experience blended with academic rigour, professional membership up to fellowship level of learning. View our SAT product sheet here.

A SAT process comprises project activities relating to the training analysis, design, delivery and assurance of all training, both individual and collective, across the whole work force.  Waves uses the Defence SAT as its basis to complete project activities but also uses other models such as ADDIE (Analyse, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) or other organisation standards where appropriate.



  • Stage 1: The Scoping Report – Is a Training Intervention required and if so, why?
  • Stage 2: For individual training – Role Analysis, Competence Analysis, Target Population Analysis – ensuring the solution is designed to meet the learners’ needs, Training Gap Analysis, Draft Training Objectives / Competence Frameworks and Training Options Analysis – Methods and Media analysis and production. For collective training – Team / Collective Task Analysis, Overlay Analysis, Draft Collective Training Objectives and Environmental Analysis.  For both, a final Training Needs Report which details the implementation plan for the training solution.
  • Stage 3: Training Needs Evaluationato


What is the requirement? In the DSAT JSP 822 Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is described as a structured survey and analysis of training requirements arising because of equipment procurement, doctrinal change, organisational change or changes to legislation.  Waves are able to conduct full TNAs, but as the process is not linear then the relevant elements can be analysed to produce a fully auditable product.


What should the training activity look like, who will deliver it and with what resources? Waves have extensive experience in producing courses across many industry sectors.  Course design ensures that the training is focused such that the operational requirement is met in full.