Dangerous Goods Training Program – Train the Trainer (Category 1,2,3 & 6) – 5 Days


Dangerous Goods training is established as mandatory requirements by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in their Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. In order to fulfil those requirements national competent authority of each Member State established uniform rules accordingly.

It is important that all relevant employees receive training that is commensurate with their responsibilities. In addition recurrent training must be provided within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current.
The success of a training depends of the ability of the Instructor to deliver correct and comprehensive training. According IATA DGR “instructors of initial and recurrent dangerous goods training programmes must have adequate instructional skills and have successfully completed a dangerous goods training programme in the applicable category”.

The course is highly practical, and promotes best training practices. It is an five-day program specifically designed for those who need to deliver Dangerous Goods Training.
The course is a highly participative and stimulates involvement and provides for powerful motivation. To introduce the delegate to training skills and to provide the confidence which can be developed to deliver effective and compliant Dangerous Goods Training within your organizations.

Who is the Course for?

The course is designed for the needs of the Dangerous Goods Instructor to be compliant with the standards established by Industry and required by ICAO.

The course will be of high interest to cargo professionals engaged with transport of hazardous materials by Air and interested in becoming Dangerous Goods Instructors for all Categories of Dangerous Goods Training.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

a) Understand the structure, composition and impact of IATA DGR
b) Considering the need for Dangerous Goods Training
c) Understand the Adult Learning Experience – Andragogy
d) Understand the best use of instructional tools and techniques
e) Understand techniques to optimize and deliver practical presentations
f) Focus on the development of your communication skills.
g) Learn how to create a lesson plan
h) Developing effective visual aids and supporting materials
i) Developing Course Material and delivering an effective Training Needs Analysis
J) Learn how to motivate participants and to maintain attention
k) How to ensure participants active involvement throughout the training.
l) Consider group learning and collaborative learning techniques.
m) Stay up to date with industry instructional techniques
n) How to manage difficult students and topics

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 

Day 1

– Contents
– Abbreviations
– General Introduction
– Facing the Challenges of Training an Adult Group
– Delivering Effective Training – Personal Considerations
– The DGR Trainers Learning Path
– Managing Trainer Competence
– Relationship Management and Emotional Intelligence
– Trainer Personal Development & Coaching
– Considering Presentation Techniques

Day 2

– What is Andragogy– Understanding the Adult learning process – Theories and Motivation
– View Case Study followed by General Discussion & Debrief
– Communicating / Giving Feedback
– Speaking in Public – Developing your skills
– Individual Speaking Practical Exercise
– Non Verbal Communications
– Instructional Design principles
– Using Bloom Taxonomy

Day 3

– Facilitations techniques
– Facility preparation
– Training style
– Group Presentation dealing with the specific challenges of competence based training
– View Case Study followed by General Discussion & Debrief
– The Role of Emergency Response Training in context of DGR
– Group discussion –considering the Role of ERP

Day 4

– Establishing course objectives
– Test criteria
– Developing compliant examinations
– Classroom management
– Building of lessons plan for different DGR categories
– Using tools, equipment and background papers
– Effective use of media and visual aids
– Facilitation techniques and welcome strategies
– DGR awareness training guidelines
– Instructional design and techniques – examination

Day 5

– Instructional design and techniques –individual presentations and examination
– DGR Category 6 examination

Target groups 

This course will be of very significant benefit to potential Dangerous Goods trainers who need to have the necessary competence to deliver effective Dangerous Goods Training.


– Working knowledge of English language;
– Possession of the valid Category 6 Certificate;
– The latest edition of IATA DGR is a must;
– A Laptop will be needed; and
– Practical experience and knowledge of principles of transport of cargo by air is desirable.

Learning Objectives 

After attending this course, participants should be able to develop a company specific comprehensive Dangerous Goods Training program compliant with ICAO TI and IATA DGR requirements for both Initial and recurrent training.

What do People Say about Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“All the information presented during the course was helpful and valuable.”
“The instructor showed high competence on the subject.”
“The instructor spoke clearly and gave relevant examples.”
“No complains about the climate under which the training was delivered. It was very pleasant!”
“The course provided me with a new understanding on the subject matter.”


5 days – Each training day will start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.
To register for this training, please email office@sassofia.com or Call +359 28210806

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