The guidelines present a harmonised approach to AIS training in a modular format in two phases:
- Phase 1 presents common core content and training objectives for a foundation or basic course for all AIS students.
- Phase 2 emulates the AIS functions developed by the CASP (Common AIS Staff Profiling) group.
This provides sufficient flexibility to fulfill the training needs of most AIS organisations.
The guidelines allow transparency for designers, instructors and students alike. In particular, instructors have the freedom to create their own lesson plans and adapt the common core content according their needs.
The guidelines are intended as working documents to form the basis of detailed training plans.