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Evidence of successful systematic training


Can anybody point me in the right direction or offer me evidence of the success of adopting a systematic approach to training.

By "systematic" I mean Job and Task Analysis, Designing and Developing On-The-Job Lesson Plans/Materials/Scripts in a systematic step-by-step fashion and utilising trained instructors (and possibly assessing against NVQ standards) rather than "sitting next to Nelly" or shadowing.

I'd prefer examples in manufacturing and those which are associated with "bottom line": Faster, more effective training, Improved productivity, Improved Safety. I'd like to hear examples with evidence that can be directly related to the training rather than implied and which could be the result of another initiative.

Not asking much? Sorry, but can anybody help.
Grahame Thompson

2 Responses

  1. Systematic Approach to training

    My first experience with Systematic Approach to Training, as you have defined it, was when I worked for British Airways as a Technical Training Officer.. We took on board SA and I reduced one of the courses I was responsible for from 25 to 18 days without any loss in training objectives or quality of training. We just concentrated on what students must be able to do and cut out the like to know.

    Since then I have run course on SA and Accelerated Learning which in its own rights has made the training even more effective offering a 20% cut in training time with an increase of 30% in training effectiveness.

    As the Training Manager with MK Electric I devised a training programme that, so I am told, saved them loosing ISO 9000 accreditation. By applying SA and sorting out what the business needed I devised a programme that corrected the problem. To get Board Approval I had to submit a detailed training/lesson plan with full training objective etc.

    The training programme was entered for a National training Award. We won our local heat but I had left before the finals so the opportunity was lost.

    The best result I had as a freelance trainer was with a company in the Oil Exploration business. They had a problem training operatives in how to understand readings from drill samples (or something like that). Before my 3 day course with them they were spending over 3 hours tuition with varied results. After – they cut it down to 15 min, yes quarter of an hour! And, back on the oil rigs, they were getting better results.

    So if you are looking for proof that SA works give me a call. 01784 44 04 04.

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    Paul Hobbs

  2. We have seen excellent results from this approach
    We have seen excellent results from using SAT such as improved production, reduced downtime, reduced training costs and improved employee moral. The organisation needs to buy into the programme and commit resources.

    In fact using our current figures savings in salary costs over the last five years in relation to training based on what we used to do before SAT is over £200,000.00 and obviously will continue to improve as we improve our SAT system.

    Naturally it does not include the savings if you include refresher training and assessment towards N/SVQ’s.

    I hope this will have been of help.


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