Introduction – Instructional Techniques & Pedagogy (EASA Comments)
- Being an instructor is a specific job and it does require specific qualifications.
- An expert perfectly knowledgeable on a specific subject may in fact be a very poor instructor and not be able to efficiently transfer his/her knowledge to others if he/she was not trained to instructional techniques by specialists. The same principle applies to examiners and assessors.
- As a consequence, it is strongly recommended that instructors, examiners, and assessors do attend dedicated training on instructional and assessment techniques (“Train-the-trainer” and “Train-the-examiner / assessor”).
- Note: EASA regulations and policies do not provide a specific curriculum for such “train-the-trainer” or “train-the-examiner / assessor” course, and it is up to the Part 147 training organization to evaluate the quality of the training received by its instructors and, if necessary, to complement it through internal coaching, top-up training, etc.
Note – Practical assessors should meet the same criteria as the Practical instructor of the concerned elements (i.e. assessor for landing gear tasks meet the criteria of landing gear elements practical instructor).
Pedagogical Skills Requirements – Typical
- Completion of a “Train the assessor “course (required for Initial – note this course is available online with our Partner “Sofema Online” please see the following link:
o https://sofemaonline.com/lms/all-courses/165-easa-continuing-airworthiness-instructor-train-the-trainer/preview (This course is equivalent to 4 days in the classroom or webinar delivery)
- An assessment performed and documented by the Training Organisation’s Examination’s Manager (if himself appropriately qualified as a practical assessor and in accordance with an MTOE procedure).
- Training to the Organisation’s procedures (MTOE) addressing practical assessments:
o https://sofemaonline.com/lms/all-courses/172-easa-part-145-part-147-supervisor-amp-assessor-training-skills-development/preview (This course considers the role of the Practical Assessor within an EASA Part 145 / 147 organization).
- Training on specific assessment methods or devices used by the training organization (i.e. simulators, synthetic task trainers, etc.)
Who is the course for?
The EASA Part 147 Practical Instructors, Examiners/Assessors Training – Initial – 2 Days course is designed for individuals who are involved in training, examining, or assessing practical skills in aviation maintenance training organizations operating under EASA Part 147. This course targets professionals who aspire to become practical instructors, examiners, or assessors within the aviation maintenance training domain. It equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively instruct, assess, and examine practical tasks while complying with EASA regulations and industry standards.
What is the benefit of the training?
- Understand the structure, composition, and impact of EASA Part 147 & Part 66 Regulations.
- To be able to provide training and deliver guidance whilst performing direct supervision.
- To be able to perform ongoing evaluations, handle trainees’ reactions, and address cultural issues.
- Practical Training Development.
- Understand the best use of instructional tools and techniques to enhance instruction.
- Understand techniques to optimize and deliver practical presentations.
- Focus on the development of your communication skills.
- Developing effective visual aids and supporting materials.
- Stay up to date with industry instructional techniques.
Detailed Content / Topics (the following subjects will be addressed)
Definitions & Abbreviations
Comparison between EASA Practical Assessment and On The Job Training
EASA Part 147 / 66 Regulatory Overview
MTOE Section 3 Contents Review
Practical Considerations related to an EASA Part 147 MTOE
Typical duties of an EASA Part 147 Training Manager (Nominated Persons)
Part-66/147 Regulatory Provisions Related to Examiners & Invigilators
EASA Part 147 Practical Assessment General Considerations
Criteria for EASA Part 147 Examiners Competence & Responsibilities
Practical Instructor / Assessor Experience Requirements
Managing Competency of Instructional Staff
Structure and Development of EASA Part 147 Practical Type Training
EASA Part 147 Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Explained
TNA Quality Control Process
Practical Assessors/Examiners Responsibilities
Initial Assessment of Practical Assessors
Distance Learning Practical Training
EASA Part 147 Examiner / Assessor Continuation Training Objectives
EASA Part 147 Performing a Practical Assessment
Considerations Related to English Language Proficiency
Examiner / Assessor Training Records
Practical Assessor Review & Revision
Developing Basic Communication Skills Questioning & Listening
The course will be of particular interest to EASA Part 147 Practical Instructors as well as Training Managers, it will also be of interest to Quality Auditors and Practical Assessors Competence Managers.
Understanding the roles and responsibilities of practical instructors, examiners, and assessors within EASA Part 147 organizations, and developing the necessary instructional techniques, examination and assessment methods, and communication skills to effectively fulfill those roles while complying with EASA regulations and maintaining safety and quality standards in aviation maintenance training.
To attend the following Sofema Online self-paced training courses or alternatively to demonstrate similar courses have been completed:
EASA Part 147 Practical Instructor / Assessor Roles, Responsibilities & Experience, Qualifying the Practical Assessor & Instructor, Conduct & Delivery of Practical Training, Practical Assessment. 147 TNA & Quality Control Processes.
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2 Days – Start at 09.00 and finish at 17.00 with appropriate refreshment breaks.
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