Knowing your target cohort is the essential first step to ensuring your TAS meets their needs. In this short tutorial, we’ll examine three areas that help us define our cohort (or likely cohort). They are:
- 1. Foundation Skill Levels: Describing foundation skill levels helps tailor training to the learner’s abilities in areas like literacy and numeracy. It guides the development of resources and supports needed for effective learning.
- 2. Previous Learning and Work Experience: Knowing a target group’s prior learning and work experience aids in aligning the training content with their existing knowledge. This ensures the training is neither too basic nor too advanced, enhancing engagement and learning effectiveness.
- 3. Advanced and Other Complex Learning Needs: Identifying advanced or complex learning needs allows for the adaptation of training strategies to accommodate these requirements, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity. It also assists in planning additional resources or specialised instructional methods.