GWO Requirements for Training Providers V12

GWO Requirements for Training Providers

The Skills Domain

Definition of skills

Skills means what a person can do or accomplish. Skills contains the following aspects: The type of skills involved are: practical, cognitive, creative, or communicative skills. The level of complexity of the action to be carried out: the task or case in which the skill is to be used and the complexity of this task. Communication: the communication that is required, the complexity of the message, to which target groups and with which channels.

Skills at the basic level

Definition The basic level is about basic cognitive and practical motoric skills required by the participants to apply relevant instructions and procedures e.g. work instructions and manuals, to carry out tasks, and to solve routine problems using simple rules, tools and communication.

Action verb

Examples of applying action verbs in a learning objective

The participants can copy and imitate an action presented by the instructor or other media.


The participants can repeat actions or action steps again and again without further instruction or supervision.


How does the participant acquire skills at the basic level?

A calm and safe learning environment is a prerequisite for acquiring skills at the basic level. The participants must be able to focus only on what they are about to learn, therefore fidelity and simulated realistic work environment should be applied to a limited extend only. The foundation of acquiring skills at the basic level is controlled and repeated practice of the actual skill. This means for example, that only a limited amount of reflection is required at this level.


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