The NATA Safety 1st Training Center was designed by NATA members and Safety 1st users with the goal of creating a more flexible, efficient and user-friendly employee development platform. As an administrator, please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the information below as it details some of the key terms and design features that you will need to be familiar with:
- Course: A course is a single unit of learning (i.e. the Aircraft Marshalling Course) and can consist of multiple components. Each of the components within a course requires completion before credit for the course is achieved. The most common course components are:
- Lesson: The content that provides information to the student, typically an e-learning presentation.
- Exam: An online, multiple-choice exam designed to gauge the student's knowledge retention from the lesson.
- On-the-Job Training (OJT): Provided to the student by the company trainer on topics related to a course. An OJT Resource is provided within most courses and the trainer must certify that OJT training has been performed where applicable.
- Practical Exam: The practical exam is a final proficiency check to verify that the student has achieved the knowledge, judgement, and skills necessary to perform a given task. Not all courses require a practical exam, but those that do, include a Practical Exam Resource. Trainers must certify when practical exams are completed.
- Course Track: The Safety 1st Training Center contains many courses, and a Course Track is the method of presenting and organizing those courses to the student. A Course Track serves as a map that guides students through the courses they need to complete. A default Course Track is provided for each job Role (i.e. Professional Line Service Track [PLST] and Line Service Supervisor Track [LSST] for Line Service Roles). Firm Admins may create custom Course Tracks that tailor a student's experience to the specific environment, equipment, and services at their location. There is no cost or limit on creating custom course tracks. Not only does a course track provide a simple ordering of courses, but it also allows administrators to create some freedom for students by placing courses in Blocks.
- Block: A Block is a key component of a course track. A block is simply a group of courses that a student can access at a given time. Blocks are ordered sequentially, meaning the student cannot begin the courses in Block 2 until all of the courses in Block 1 have been completed. The use of blocks allows trainers to manage student pacing within the system.
- Role: A Role is a job that someone performs (i.e. Line Service, CSR, etc). The Role assigned to a student within the Training Center will dictate what Course Tracks are available to be assigned to the student
- Ratings: One of the most exciting changes to the new Safety 1st Training Center is the use of ratings as opposed to a single certificate. Each rating has a set of required courses and the rating is awarded to the student when those courses are completed. Some courses may be duplicated in different ratings (i.e. the Aircraft Marshalling course is a requirement for multiple ratings) but the student only needs to complete the course once. A student maintains a rating they have earned as long as the courses comprising that rating are not allowed to expire.
- Certification Level: A student's certification level is a measure of their training and experience. As students earn ratings within the Training Center and gain experience on the job, they can advance in Certification Level from Basic to Expert:
Now that you have an understanding of key terms and design features check out our other support articles to learn how to get you and your team up and running:
The Safety 1st Training Center is an exciting advance in employee learning & development and we are glad you are here. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions or concerns.