Club news: E-learning platform launched by ATCUAE
Publication date: 15 December 2015
ATCUAE launched the first e-learning platform for motorsport volunteers. The service is available via computer, tablet or smart phone on www.motorsportknowledgeinstitute.org/e-academy and will allow motorsport officials and volunteers from around the world to upgrade their skills on a range of courses. No fees are charged to those using unique membership card numbers provided to each National Sporting Authority (ASN).
The first three modules deal with subjects that have been in demand from the motorsport community in recent years. The first is termed psychological first aid and is designed to support psychological needs of officials who have dealt with or witnessed a traumatising incident. The second is titled Media Crisis Communication and the third –Critical Incident Management for Chief Medical Officers.
FIA President Jean Todt said “Motorsport officials need constant training to be able to ensure we maintain highest safety standards in our sport, a goal the FIA is relentlessly striving for. I welcome ATCUAE’s online learning platform, which allows volunteers to develop their knowledge at a time and place that best suits them.”
“This is about the motorsport volunteer and making knowledge and information available to them in an easy and convenient way so that they can develop skills to make our sport better and safer from the comfort of their own home‘’ said Mohammed Ben Sulayem, President of ATCUAE which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
A number of courses of new courses will be gradually introduced throughout the year and Ben Sualyem stressed that they welcome ideas from the motorsport family on future subjects. The courses include video lectures, quizzes, case studies and a final test, the successful completion of which entitles the student to receive the certificate of completion in the topic concerned.