Competence analysis

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Once identified, areas with potential for operational enhancement are analysed. Petrofac Training Services continues to partner closely with client personnel throughout the investigative phase of the project. This ongoing collaboration ensures that our enquiry is underpinned at all times by a comprehensive understanding of the business.

We select from the range of analyses outlined below according to the specific areas to be investigated.

The individual

  • Skills gap analysis: to assess the gap between an individual’s current abilities and desired abilities
  • Learner diagnostics: to inform training, an assessment of the learners’ prior knowledge and skills, identify interests and preferred learning styles
  • Learner analysis: data about learners and the environment in which learning takes place is used to optimise the learning experience

The role

  • Training needs analysis: to identify the skills, knowledge and behaviour required by personnel involved in a specific operational area
  • Task analysis: to describe and specify the skills needed by personnel occupying a particular role
  • Skills availability study: to determine skills gaps and training needs across various roles

The business

  • Feasibility study: to objectively understand the viability of a business activity in terms of costs versus potential gains
  • Education market infrastructure appraisals: SWOT analysis uncovers the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a business venture
  • Competency management system (CMS) review: to aid the continuous development and implementation of competency frameworks and management systems
  • Training management services (TMS) review: in order to better co-ordinate and administer a complete training solution
  • PESTLE analysis: to examine the impact of political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors on business activities

Risk and safety

  • Risk identification and measurement: to prevent losses arising from inadequate or failed internal processes, staffing and systems, or from external events
  • Safety critical task analysis: to identify the key hazards, critical tasks, human failures and other factors affecting performance associated with any business activity
  • Job safety analysis: to systematically evaluate jobs, tasks, processes and procedures for hazards in order to reduce risks as low as reasonably practical

The bigger picture

  • Baseline assessment: a customised assessment used to determine benchmarks as a point of reference