New Courseware Development

Report
ROADS Services Training Group
LOCAL AUTHORITY ROADS CONFERENCE 2014
Reforms, Challenges and Safety
Treacys West County Hotel, Ennis, May 2014.
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Reforms, Challenges and Safety
New Courseware
Development
Charlie Kerr
National Training Co-Ordinator
LASNTG
Training Programme Requirements
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A good training programme should have
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Clear Objectives with regard to
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Cognitive/ Skills Learning Outcomes
Attitude Outcomes
Behavioural Outcomes
Well defined target audience
Appropriate training methodologies
An evaluation framework
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Evaluation of Leaner outcomes
Evaluation of Training Programme
Need for Target Learner Groups
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Primary Target Group
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Secondary Target Group
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Previous Learning
Experience
Aptitude
Course may be useful for
Training methodology
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Must be appropriate to the Primary Target Group
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Important that control is kept over content
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Everything may be nice to know, but
Key items may get lost in the information overload
Better to be able to do a smaller number of items well
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Classroom
Demonstration
On the Job
Provided minimum requirements of course met
Review and assess Learner Outcomes
Target Learner Groups
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Technical/ Officer
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Operative
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CSCS Signing, Lighting & Guarding
Surface Dressing Advanced
Employee
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CSCS Location of Underground Services
Surface Dressing Basic
Supervisor
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Managing Safely in Construction
Temporary Traffic Management Design
Manual Handling
Safe Pass
Trainer
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Train the Trainer
Trainer Programme
New Course Development (Spec)
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Course Title
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Training Aim
Award
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Common description and course code
Attendance Certificate
Assessment Certificate
Continuing Professional Development
Applicable Regulations/ Standards the course
meets
Overall duration of course
Expiry Period/ Renewal method
Primary Target Learner Group
Secondary Target Learner Group
Specifying Course Content
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Course organised into Units
The aim of the Unit
The location of the learning
The duration of the unit
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Directed
Placement
The Activities that will be undertaken
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What the learner will be able to do on completion
What standard or reference the content is based on
How the Learning Outcome for that Activity will be
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Assessing Learning Outcomes
Modular Assessment Programme
 Assessment title
 Assessment method
 Pass standard
 Duration of the Assessment
 Assessment content
 Marking scheme
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New Courses Released
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Temporary Traffic Management Design
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Visual Pavement Condition Rater
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Rural
Abrasive Wheels including Con-saw
Manual Handling Refresher
Temporary Traffic Management on Level 6 Roads
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2 day TM Principles, Standard Rural, Standard Urban, Method Statements
1 day High Speed
Static Operations
Mobile Operations
IPV Driver
Supervisor
Front Loading Shovel
Surface Water Drainage Basic
Bridge Inspection and Maintenance
Stop – Go Operator
Temporary Traffic Signal Operator
Courses Under Development
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Level 9 Post Grad Diploma in Road Maintenance Engineering and
Network Management
Visual Pavement Condition Rater
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Urban
Concrete
Update of Chainsaw Operation for Road Operatives
Transport Manager
Update of Pesticides and Herbicides
Surface Water Drainage Advanced
Trench Support for Road Operatives
Surface Dressing Plant Operator
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Binder Distributor Operator
Roller Operator
Chipper Operator
Identified Training Needs
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Structured Analysis of Training Needs
Consistent Specification
Measured Outcomes
Measured Training Performance
Provision and Management of Inhouse Training Resources
Framework Agreements for Training Provision
Term Maintenance Contracts
Pothole Repair
Road Signs and Road Markings
Speed Limit Management
Blended Learning
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Student
Student
Student
Student
Student
to Student Interaction
to Teacher Interaction
to Community Interaction
to Material Interaction
to Technology Interaction
Effective Training
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Meet Legislation Requirements
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Meet Certification Requirements
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Safety
Competence
Migration of skills across and within the sector
Quality assurance within organisations
Effective tendering and recruitment
Cost Reduction/ Increase Income
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Targeted
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Right people trained with the right skills
If work is carried out well with a trained workforce it
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Need
Change management
Oppertunity
Is carried out safely
Is carried out effectively
Will meet legislative requirements
Will be carried out in accordance with the most up to date standards
Will meet quality assurance requirements
Will be cost effective
Training skills are cumulative
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Adds value to the employee
Adds value to the organisation
Adds value to the sector

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