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NATO Systems Approach to Training

Conducted by SET


To produce Course Control Documents (CCDs) which support the delivery of NATO certified E&IT solutions.


Duration: 1 Week
Level of Effort: 1 Hour
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises & Evaluation
Area: PP - NATO ETEE Policy & Plans
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: ACT.539
ETOC Code: ETE-ET-31629

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
S7-136-C-23 06 - 10 Nov 23
S7-136-A-24 22 - 26 Jan 24 Contact POC
S7-136-B-24 27 - 31 May 24 Contact POC
S7-136-C-24 28 Oct 24 - 01 Nov 24 Contact POC

If you wish to join a resident course you may have your agency POC send a seat request. Please click on the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

ADL courses can be accessed without the need for enrolment but students are required to register through the JADL portal using a military/government email address otherwise they will not be accepted.

Learning Objectives

Explain Global programming policy: 200-Given reference material the student is able to explain the Global programming Methodology and Training Needs Analysis policy in accordance with NATO standards

Define a training strategy: 300 -Given a project environment, the student will be able to construct an E&IT solution, by completing a Course Control Document II, which will enable individuals to achieve the Performance Objectives in accordance with NATO standards.

Generate an Instructional Strategy: 300 -Given a project environment, the student will be able to apply the considerations for course design, by completing a Course Control Document III.

Manage Course Delivery: 200 -Given a project environment, the student will be able to explain the considerations for developing and implenting materials, services and operational integration of the E&IT solution in accordance with NATO standards.

Direct E&IT improvements: 200 -Given a project environment, the student will be able to explain the necessity for continious improvement of an E&IT solution in accordance with NATO standards.

Course Participants

Military/civilian-equivalent members in an E&T management position who are assigned or selected for assignment to the NATO Command and Force Structures (NCS and NFS), a NATO Education and Training Facility (NETF) or those Centers of Excellence (COE), Partnership Training and Education Centers (PTEC) and National Training Institutions (NTI) affected by the Bi-SC Education and Training Directive (E&TD) 075-002.

Language Proficiency: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-6 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of several modules which build upon each other according to the Systems Approach to Training (SAT) in NATO. Within each module, discrete steps in the SAT are first explained then illustrated with in-class examples and end-of-row / table-top exercises. Students are then required to produce instructional design products using a detailed and realistic NATO scenario.

Further Information

This E&IT solution is a compressed five-day resident course that introduces the five phases of the NATO SAT.

There are pre-requisite comprised of:
a. Introduction to Global Programming ADL- 222
b. Gender Awareness ADL - 169
c. What is your NATO Role (online survey)
d. Student Pre-Course Confidence Survey (Online)

During the residential phase, the following methods of instruction are employed:
a. Interactive lecture
b. Problem-based learning in syndicate
c. Guided discussion
d. Demonstration/performance
e. Case study
f. Peer briefing
g. Non-instructional solutions (learning aids)

Assessement is formative for each segment of content and summative for each PO.

Post conduct: students will be registered to a NATO SAT community of Interest forum where they can access current course content, learning and training aids (decision support tools, micro learning, templates, best practices).


You are encouraged to complete the following ADL modules prior to attending the course. Furthermore, please check the NSO eLearning Platform for pre-readings and briefing linked to the course.

ADL Modules

Code Name

Pre-Readings and Briefings

The S7-136 NATO Systems approach to Training is hosted on the NSO eLearning Platform for use in-class and to support Mobile Educaiton and Training Team (METT) course delivery. Once your registration has been approved you will be notified of your enrollment in the NSO eLearning Platform.