Unless initial training and follow up assistance are provided for the trainers, there is a tendency to “teach as we were taught” and CBET trainers quickly slip back into the role of the traditional teacher.
A CBET course is only as effective as the process used to identify the competencies. When little or no attention is given to the identification of the essential job skills, then the resulting training course is likely to be ineffective.
A course may be classified as competency-based, but unless specific CBET materials and training approaches (e.g. learner guides, checklists and coaching) are designed to be used as part of a CBET approach, it is unlikely that the resulting course will be truly competency-based.