Non-Technical Skills Awareness and Integration
NTS play a vital role in safety. They help people to anticipate, identify, and mitigate errors in task performance.
This course takes a proactive approach to NTS development. It demonstrates how integrating NTS into competence management systems, training and briefing programmes improves safety performance. You will receive the information, tools and insights needed to do this in the most effective way.
This course is delivered face-to-face over three days, or remotely over a week.
- Understanding of NTS
- Why NTS are important and how they can be used
- Details of the seven NTS categories
- The specific skills needed for each NTS category
- Discussing factors that affect the application of NTS correctly
- How NTS relate to the action model of human information processing and how this can be applied
- How to integrate NTS in a competence management system
- Measuring and providing feedback on NTS in a technical assessment.
- Material to support your learning on the course
- Material for the ongoing application and development of NTS in your workplace.
Who should attend?Individuals who manage professionals in safety-critical roles. This may include managers of operational staff, operations managers, and professionals involved in training and assessment, or with responsibilities for competence management.
- RSSB Member and Affiliate: £1,155 (£1,386 including 20% UK VAT)
- RSSB Non—Member: £2,310 (£2,772 including 20% UK VAT)
Course dates and booking
Learning Hours: 09:00-17:00 on all three days
Course Dates: 20 - 22 February 2024 (London)
- Day 1 [9:00-11:00, 13:00-16:30]
- Day 2-4 [13:00-16:30]
- Day 5 [10:00-13:30]
This course is delivered to a small group of delegates by two trainers. Our trainers are experts in NTS and competence development for the rail sector and bring wider experience of NTS application from other safety-critical industries to the delivery.
Paul Leach, Head of Human FactorsPaul has a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a Registered Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. Since 2008, Paul has developed and delivered training across many aspects of human factors, including leadership, safety culture, competence and psychometric assessment, incident investigation and non-technical skills.
Anisha Tailor, Principal Human Factors SpecialistAnisha is a Chartered human factors specialist with seven years' research experience, spanning rail, healthcare and road safety. She has a particular interest in the practical strategies that individuals can use to perform tasks safely and reliably.
James Lonergan, Lead Human Factors SpecialistJames has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a member of the British Psychological Society. His interests focus on individual decision-making in operations and developing practical solutions for individuals and organisations to encourage safe and reliable performance.
Priya Shah, Senior Human Factors SpecialistPriya has an MSc in Occupational Psychology and is a member of both the British Psychological Society and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. She has over 20 years’ experience developing and delivering training in education and safety-critical settings, covering topics such as competence, risk-based training needs analysis, non-technical skills, and psychometric assessment.
Other related courses
Human Factors Awareness
This course explains the factors that affect human performance at work with regards to the individual, job or workplace and organisation.
Introduction to Human Factors and Non-Technical Skills
A self-paced e-learning course to introduce human factors and NTS and how they apply to safety-critical roles in the rail industry.
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