In April Entry Point North had the pleasure of hosting the ICAO Training Developers Course (TDC) at our academy in Malmö. The course was delivered following ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS programme guidelines, where TDC is one of the core training activities.

The course participants came from the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC) and Entry Point North's development department. The course covered advanced techniques for applying the Instructional Systems Development methodology to design and develop Standardized Training Packages according to the TRAINAIR PLUS competency-based training standards. Amongst others topics included: ‘analysing training needs and choosing strategies’, ‘preparing and validating tests’ and ‘assisting in on-the-job-planning and monitoring’. In addition to theoretical lessons, the course included various practical exercises. For example, the participants interviewed subject matter experts as a foundation to create a course. Course participants and management enjoyed cultural exchanges both inside and outside of the classroom including sightseeing in the beautiful southern region of Sweden.

The course instructor, Mr Abdel Qader Abu Salim representing Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies in Abu Dhabi, emphasised the participants’ dedication and hard work. All participants finished the course with outstanding results and received ICAO diplomas.