The design phase of CBRN training according to ATP-3.8.1 Vol III

The purpose of the design phase is to both develop a training strategy and detail the learning activities and environment necessary to ensure that the learning objectives defined are achieved efficiently and effectively.

The current epidemic situation forces the use of new training solutions, especially those ensuring safety. Remote learning is a natural choice, ensuring continuity of learning despite the limitations. Teaching in the form of Advanced Distributed Learning also requires modification in the process of designing training materials and methodologies taking into account the specificity of the environment. The design process includes:

– developing performance checks to measure achievement of each learning objective;

– conducting an analysis of the training objectives to identify the supporting knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to achieve a specific training objective;

– sequencing or grouping training objectives and their enabling objectives into the order most suitable for learning;

– developing tests and enabling checks to serve as measures of trainee progress during the conduct of training;

– determining the most resource-effective instructional strategy for the specific enabling objectives and for the overall aim of the training;

– identifying personnel, material and funding required to support the selected instructional strategy.

– developing a training management plan;

– coordinating the procurement and development of courseware (lesson plans, textbooks, handouts, video, slides, etc.);

– conducting trials (one-on-one, small group or pilot courses) to determine the effectiveness of the training design.

While creating a technology-enhanced training process, the agile design approach may be useful to create tailored CBRN-based scenarios.