Our Training Consultants are experts in the Defence Systems Approach to Training (DSAT) and have experience in conducting all 4 stages of the DSAT cycle; Analysis, Design, Delivery and Assurance.  As well as being Defence training experts, the team are also highly competent in the creation and implementation of non-Military training solutions - using the latest research to ensure we are constantly using the most visionary of methods. 

What a course! One of the best the Army/military have sent me on.. I left Larkhill with huge respect for you all and hopeful we are significantly more likely to get right the small stuff that shape the big things.

DCSU Course Student

Lt Col, Army Reserves

DCSU case study

In 2018, CDS Defence & Security were awarded the contract to research, design and deliver Defence Cultural Advisors training for the tri-service Defence Cultural Specialist Unit (DCSU). 

The DCSU provide Regional Advisers and Human Terrain Analysts to support commanders with cultural advice in order to improve relationships and effectiveness between British Forces deployed overseas and the communities they encounter.  To ensure personnel undertake their roles effectively, they undergo training and education to hone the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude in seven key competency areas namely - Understanding Culture, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Political Organisation, Social Organisation, Economic Organisation, Physical Environment and Beliefs and Values.  Alongside these areas, CDS DS also deliver training around the skills required to be successful in a multi-cultural environment, such as building networks, interview skills, working with linguists and developing rapport.

Drawing on the knowledge of industry experts,
academics, and using examples from the Roman empire to modern day gang culture, CDS DS created a truly innovative, trainee centred course which significantly increases operational effectiveness.

Technology Enhanced Learning

CDS DS is making a move away from the traditional "chalk and talk" or "click next" training that we have all become so used to.  Instead, CDS DS employ a blended learning approach that is tailored to each individual customer need, your Training Consultant will work with you and CDS DS' Digital Design team to ensure you receive the best possible solution for you and your organisation.  This is usually informed by a full Training Options Analysis that then highlights any opportunities for eLearning, whether that be 3D modelling, video vignettes or an interactive gaming solution as well as exploiting any opportunities to save time, money and nights out of bed attending expensive residential courses for Trainees. 

Do you think your training could do with a revamp?  Then contact us.