Professional Skills for DGR Instructors - Categories 1,2,3,6 (LIVE virtual classroom)

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About the course

5-day (30hours) LIVE virtual classroom course

IATA Professional Skills for DGR Instructors - Categories 1,2,3,6 aviation training course

This virtual classroom was developed to address and enable learners to obtain DGR certificates under current travel and business limitations due to COVID-19.

This course focuses on techniques and strategies to plan a robust dangerous goods training program. You will learn how to develop a training session, impart learning through active learning, sequence learning activities to ensure an effective mix and flow, and conclude a training session with an emphasis on knowledge transfer so you can apply the learning back on the job. You will practice a variety of core techniques to lead adult learning, instructional design, and facilitation techniques. In addition, ample opportunity will be available to apply these techniques and strategies during the course.

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Course Code: TCGH-01-VC

IATA Dangerous Goods training is evolving from traditional learning to competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) as agreed by ICAO. As a result, courses for trainers/instructors will also go through this transition process to meet the new CBTA requirements and guidance. We have already begun the move to this skills-based approach and therefore you might choose to register instead for the new corresponding courses: Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Instructional Designer or Competency-Based Training for Dangerous Goods Instructor.

Find out more about the CBTA approach well-defined functions, current courses and previous corresponding categories

Categories 1 & 2 will correspond to CBTA DGR Reference H.6.1 | Preparing Dangerous Goods Consignments
Categories 3 & 6 will correspond to CBTA DGR Reference H.6.3 | Accepting Dangerous Goods Consignments & Processing Dangerous Goods Consignments

The 63rd edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations includes the provisions on competency-based training and assessment (CBTA) as agreed by the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in DGP/27 (September 2019). There is a two-year transition period and therefore, the training provisions from the 61st edition may continue to be used until 31 December 2022.

Please note that this course will be retired by 30 September 2022.

Course format

  • The live sessions of this virtual classroom course are delivered by an official IATA Instructor.
  • The course will take you approximately 30 hours to complete and be held over 5 consecutive days.
  • There will be 2 live interactive virtual classroom sessions per day, each session will be 180 minutes.
  • The live sessions will require your participation, with multiple Q&A sessions and additional time spent on self-study material including projects, research, additional reading and videos.
  • Student performance will be based on an assessment.

Note: A mandatory Dangerous Goods Regulations exam for category 6 will be given to assess technical competence.

Technical requirements

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  • Participants must hold a valid DGR Category 6 certificate for the entire duration of the course, plus at least 5 years working knowledge/experience in hazardous materials and safety operations, or cargo operations.
  • Recommended level is Intermediate and Advanced.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

To arrange in-house training for your company: Complete the in-house training request form or contact the salesperson in your region.

Virtual venues

We schedule our virtual classroom courses through one of 3 virtual venues, each in a different time zone for your convenience. For more information, please visit our page on virtual classroom timing or contact our Customer Portal.

Please check the exact schedule of each class below (View more details) and click ‘Register’.

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Professional Skills for DGR Instructors - Categories 1,2,3,6 (LIVE virtual classroom)

Turkey, Istanbul (TKAA-RTP)
31 October - 4 November, 2022
Please register by 09 Oct
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 155873
USD 2,170
USD 2,790
USD 3,100

This class is offered in cooperation with Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy. The regional price applies to residents of Turkey.

Register on TAA website

For information and to register, please contact:

Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy
Ataturk Airport; Gate B 34149 Yesilkoy
Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 (212) 463 63 63 - 12360 - 14257 - 13101

Benefit from the Early Bird discount of 20% if you register 3 months prior to the course start date or USD100 if you register 3 weeks prior to the course start date.

What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Write training objectives and formulate test questions for a given target group
  • Develop a DGR training program using instructional design techniques
  • Facilitate learning by applying effective facilitation techniques
  • Prepare visual aids required for the training unit

Course content

  • Understanding and applying adult learning theory
  • Leveraging adult learner differences
  • Instructional planning, methods and learning outcomes
  • Producing structured lesson plans
  • Designing effective examinations
  • Mastering facilitation techniques and first day of class strategies
  • The effective use of media and visual aids
  • Classroom management

Supporting materials

Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the latest valid IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual in e-book format. It is an indispensable field publication that you will refer to throughout this course and in your day-to-day duties.

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Dangerous Goods instructors for category 1, 2, 3 and 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR
  • Instructional designers responsible to develop DGR training program for all categories

Airlines training specialists and instructional designers for categories 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 might be interested in attending IATA's Dangerous Goods Instructional Techniques course

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 80% or higher on an assessment. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

This course is a step toward earning an IATA Diploma in:

Dangerous Goods Quality Specialist Diploma

You will be equipped to train all categories of dangerous goods training, including instructing a variety of staff engaged in the shipment of goods by air.

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