E-learning is being used to support the introduction of new vehicles or Engineer Tank Systems (ETS) in the British Army.
The training package is currently being finalised by AdVal Learning Solutions (ALS), which has also been contracted to increase its delivery of classrooms to meet an increase in training required once the vehicles are in service.
Three courses are being developed for Royal Engineers crewmen, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) vehicle mechanics, and electronics technicians. They will be delivered via a dual-screen workstation.
The additional classrooms being provided will be installed at the Driving and Maintenance School at Bovington in Dorset, and will feature a multimedia training package, also developed by ALS.
The programme is being delivered on behalf of BAE Systems Land Systems to the Royal Engineers wing at Bovington, and the School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (SEME) in Bordon, Hampshire.
It will support the introduction of two vehicles: Titan, an armoured bridge-laying vehicle, and Trojan, an armoured obstacle-clearing vehicle.
“Once the initial training phase is complete, the classrooms could be relocated to Royal Engineers units to provide a flexible training resource for ongoing training needs,” said Peter Bonfield, ALS managing director and ETS programme director.