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Attend this interactive workshop to understand the latest developments in Instructional Design, the limitations of classroom based training, e-learning, simulation and mission rehearsal. Use calculations to evaluate the effectiveness of your training solutions and the return on investment in terms of time and cost. Delegates will receive tips on how to isolate learning requirements, create the right blend to address different learning styles, design a course map, identify opportunities for interactivity and practise scriptwriting using various ID theories, including those of Gagne, Kolb and Race as well as the 'ADDIE', 'ASSURE' and 'UVID' models...but without becoming a slave to them.

You will benefit from this workshop whether you are a professional Course Designer, Aircrew Instructor or a senior member of a front line squadron responsible for training design on the ground, in the simulator or in the air.


About your workshop leader:

Jason Wilkes is the CEO of Innov8learning which focuses on optimum training solutions for Defence, specialising in TNAs, Training Design and the creation of e-learning. Jason has worked for Thales Training and Simulation and spent 10 years in the Royal Air Force as a Tornado Ground Attack Weapons System Operator and Electronic Warfare Instructor specialising in Anti Radiation Missiles with his most recent operational experience being in Iraq in 2003.

Innov8learning is a Training Solutions provider. Our focus is on helping our clients to deliver tangible performance improvement at both an individual and team level. The training we deliver can be ‘platform based’; training on new equipment or ‘capability based’; training in tactics, techniques or procedures. Our team is fully conversant with the requirements of the Defence Systems Approach to Training and Defence Instructional Techniques and our products are developed with these methods very much in mind. Our product scope includes:

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Epistemic Gaming Design & Development (BBC2 Time Commanders)
  • E-learning Course Design and Development


Workshop programme

12:30 Registration & Coffee

13:00 Blended Learning Analysis

Jason Wilkes

Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

  • How do you get the right blend of training?
  • Is it the instructor or students viewpoint that drives the solution?
  • 13:20 Instructional Design Theory

    Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

  • Make course design a Science rather than an Art
  • Don’t plan for failure
  • 14:00 Game Design Exercise - Part One

    Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

  • Creating a blended learning course from scratch
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Game Design Exercise - Part Two

    Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

  • Utilising a highly interactive Surface to Air Missile e-learning course
  • 15:30 Limitations of Different Methods of Training Delivery

    Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

    Limitations of -

  • Classroom
  • e-learning – self paced
  • Serious gaming
  • Simulation
  • Mission rehearsal
  • 16:00 Return on Investment

    Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

  • Setting metrics to enhance training effectiveness

  • 16:30 Interactive Discussion

    Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, , Innov8learning

    17:00 Close of Workshop


    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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