Benjamin S. Valle
Competency Based Training on Process Instrumentation & Control
Competency based training (CBT) places emphasis on what a person
can do in the workplace as opposed to just having theoretical
knowledge. The emphasis in competency based is on “performing”
rather than just “knowing”. CBT programs are often comprised of
modules broken into segments called learning outcomes.
These modules are based on standards set by industry, and assessment
is designed to ensure each student has achieved all module outcomes.
Progress within a CBT program is not based on time. When students
complete the requirements in a module, they can move to the next
module, therefore they may be able to complete a program of study quickly.
A competency is defined in terms of what a person is required to do
(performance), under what conditions it is to be done (conditions) and
how well it is to be done (standards).
The definition of competency in the context of competency based
training includes four aspects of work performance. These are:
1. Task Skills - Being able to perform individual tasks.
2. Task Management Skills - Being able to manage a number of
different tasks within the job.
3. Contingency Management Skills - Being able to respond to
irregularities and breakdowns in routine.
4. Environment Skills - Being able to deal with the responsibilities and
expectations of the work environment.
Comparison Between CBT & Traditional Training Methods
Competency Based Training
I am a lecturer on Process Control Instrumentation for TESDA.
INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SERVICING NC II
INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL SERVICING NC IIl
I developed these lectures for these courses. I'll retire soon
so I put these lectures online for my students to better
understand the principles of Process Control.