Challenge: With the rebasing from Germany, Army future structures, changes to operating procedures and a general requirement to modernise; the Royal Artillery (RA) sought a solution to improve the technical knowledge and skills across the organisation, delivered through their professional instructor stream, the Gunnery Staff. The requirement was to review and improve the current year long ‘Instructor in Gunnery (IG)’ career courses at the Royal School of Artillery. This covered three job roles delivered over approx. 500 days of training. An overarching requirement was to recommend and provide opportunities for MSc accreditation.

Solution: Over a 12 month period a consultant embedded at the RSA conducted a Training Needs Analysis and subsequent design and development to produce the full suite of auditable training material for three job roles and courses. Emphasis being on the ‘future capability’, required close liaison with critical stakeholders, job holders and trainers. Costed options from blended learning and simulation providers were presented with clear ROIs identified, providing robust evidence for a future business case to secure funding.

Results: A full auditable and legally compliant training solution produced for one of the RA’s premier career courses. Commencing in Sep 16 it will reflect modern tactics and doctrine, provide MSc modules for those eligible, meet the needs and expectations of the student cohort and ensure standardisation from year to year in delivery and assessments. All documentation was produced and stored on the customers management information system. Waves will conduct further TNA and design work on other Instructor roles in 2016.

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SO1 Training Policy Capability Directorate Combat Support

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