In 2018, the ILO developed Port Development Programme (PDP) Units covering the Transport, Handling and Storage of Bulk Cargoes and Bulk Terminals. These are iron ore, coal, bulk fertilizer, grain, bauxite and alumina. The Units are collectively known as PDP 2 Units. The ILO PDP Chief Instructors’ Manual was subsequently revised to provide the pedagogical and professional knowledge to instructors teaching these PDP 2 Units.
The PDP 2 and the revised Chief Instructors’ Manual incorporates a more user-friendly electronic format and layout based on recent IT advancement that provides additional advantages to PDP users / PDP instructors. This PDP TOT Course has been designed in a way that it will not only meet the requirements of new PDP users, but also benefit existing PDP licensees. It is therefore highly recommended that existing PDP licensees participate in this Course with at least one of their PDP Instructors, who will then be able to update their fellow PDP instructors and effectively introduce the new PDP 2 materials in their respective organizations. The TOT Course will enable instructors to deliver port-related training using the new PDP 2 materials. New or potential PDP licensees will be able to train suitable candidates as PDP Instructors.
Successful participants in the TOT Course are deemed qualified to teach PDP Units and overtime, may be qualified by the appropriate National / Organization / Institutional Authority to become Chief Instructor to design and develop further PDP Units and to conduct the TOT Course.
With the current pandemic situation, it is anticipated that conducting face-to-face lectures may not be likely in the foreseeable future. ITCILO has decided that the TOT Course be held through appropriate online learning platform as there remains a pressing need for the continuous education of port workers for the enhancement of their professional knowledge, skill and attitude (KSA)
The Aims of the TOT Course are:
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
The Course objectives for ITCILO are:
The Course will be conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: PDP 2 units
This is a Self-learning phase of the following PDP 2 Units:
Participants are required to take the online tests for the PDP 2 Units upon the completion of this learning phase.
The duration of the PDP 2 Units self-learning phase is three (3) weeks.
Phase 2: Training of trainer
This is an Online lecturer-led Course based on the ILO Chief Instructors’ Manual and the Instructor’s Guide. The training pedagogy includes lectures, discussions and Micro teaching, whereby participants are required to demonstrate competency in delivering of assigned PDP 2 training materials, followed by constructive critique (self-critique, peer critique and instructor’s critique). The participants will conduct research, detailed preparation and online lectures; dealing with questions and answers and learning to evaluate and critique teaching performances.
The Course will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange views and experiences on training schemes and courses using the PDP 2 materials and to undergo instructor’s training under the guidance of ILO senior port specialists and experienced PDP instructors. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to receive first-hand briefing by ILO Officials on other ILO port-related initiatives.
Successful participants are qualified as ILO PDP Instructors.
The duration of this Phase is two (2) weeks.
An action-oriented, highly participative approach will be employed throughout the TOT Course. Training methods will comprise lectures, discussions and group work with particular attention paid to developing participants’ training delivery skills through micro teaching.
Participants will be provided with all the training materials (E Copies) of PDP 2 Units and the TOT Course. These include:
PDP 2 units
Successful participants will be issued with Course Certificate endorsed by ITCILO.
The workshop will be conducted in English and therefore participants are expected to
have a good command of the English language.
The ILO promotes equality of opportunities and strongly encourages women’s applications.
This ToT will imply an important amount of commitment and training hours. The time zone of online ToT sessions will be adapted to participants in the Asian region.