Skills2Learn Virtual Reality and 3D Simulation Examples

Skills2Learn unique approach to interactive learning has led to the development of a number of innovative and exciting projects. By using virtual reality environments, an entirely new world of training possibilities is opened up. Our technology has led to a number of awards over the past few years but we continue to push the boundaries, determined to create even more engaging virtual reality experiences.

The information below is just a selection of examples from our virtual reality and 3D portfolio. You can find out more about our virtual reality or e-learning solutions or why not give Skills2Learn a call to discuss your virtual reality e-learning requirements.

National Grid – Live Service Isolator

National Grid controls the whole of the UK electrical and gas network including national network, domestic and commercial. The aim of the project was to create a fully interactive, virtual reality based programme to educate and assess National Grid’s gas engineers in the area of live service isolation. Also to give the engineers a good knowledge and understanding and improve their competence when carrying out the Live Service Gas Isolator Process. The programme consisted of highly visual interactive graphics and 3D immersive animation in-situ at a domestic property where the user could make decisions about the tools, process and techniques in order to secure the safe isolation of a leaking gas service.

Incident Command System

The Incident Command System programme developed for Aramco assesses the understanding of relevant procedures and protocol required when faced with inherently dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations as can be experienced on a typical gas plant. Assuming the role of an incident commander, the learner goes through the stages of a gas fire and explosion incident from the point it is called into the control room, to the point the Incident Command Post is set up, the situation has been sized up and control has been transferred appropriately.

Periodic Inspection Reporting

This project was developed for NICEIC (which is one of the largest certification bodies in the UK) to help train and test electrical contractors when carrying out an electrical inspection on various types of residential properties, and correctly obtain and fill in details on a periodic inspection reporting forms using findings and information provided. The programme consisted of about 28 scenarios easing the user into the various aspects of inspection reporting that allowed the user to demonstrate their understanding of the various processes. The scenarios covered everything from “live” and “dead” testing, to observation, safe isolation, customer care, health & safety and filling in reports correctly.

Royal School of Military Engineering
Water Purifications

This project was developed for the Ministry of Defence and specifically the Royal School of Military Engineering About Water Purification Units. These units are very important to the military as they provide the only source of pure water in combat situations. They are used to purify water from contaminated Nuclear, Biological and Chemical sources. The project was designed to train and assess soldiers and combat engineers (new and existing) in the set up, operation processes, installation, health & safety, and fault finding procedures associated with three water purification unit kits.

Royal School of Military Engineering
Bridge Building

This project was developed for the Ministry of Defence/Royal School of Military Engineering/Babcock International. The e-learning covers ABLE BR90 operating principles and procedures using a multimedia approach. It also provides several ‘real-life’ scenarios where learners prove they can apply the knowledge in a safe yet practical way using virtual reality in 3D simulations. The type of bridge covered in the programme is the 32m General Support Bridge. The programme covers the information needed for all roles involved in launching and recovering a 32m GSB and 3 of these positions are covered in the 3D assessment simulations.

British Gas
Service and Products Awareness

This advanced online e-learning program designed for British Gas Engineering Academy to integrate seamlessly into the current training courses for new and existing call centre staff. The program aims to improve the understanding of the operation of a range of systems, appliances and controls that form the basic infrastructure for utilities within a normal domestic dwelling. It is currently used by British Gas centre staff in the UK, India and Canada.

Construction
Bricklaying

This highly interactive programme is designed to enhance your understanding of the bricklaying process and technical aspects of the trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Trowel Occupations; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. It covers the technicalities of bricklaying as well as looking at sustainability, health & safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner. The training programme is based on highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. It is extremely engaging, clear and intuitive. Once you have completed the tutorials, a 3D virtual reality scenario allows you to carry out bricklaying in a safe practice area. A real life situation tests your ability and knowledge of bricklaying. When complete, a printable report displays your score and detailed feedback about how well you performed. This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Construction
Carpentry & Joinery

This highly interactive programme is designed to give you an understanding of the carpentry trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Wood Occupations; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. It covers the technicalities of carpentry & joinery as well as looking at sustainability, health & safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner. The training programme is based on highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. It is extremely engaging, clear and intuitive. Once you have completed the tutorials, a 3D virtual reality scenario allows you to carry out carpentry and joinery in a safe practice area. A real life situation tests your ability and knowledge of carpentry and joinery. When complete, a printable report displays your score and detailed feedback about how well you performed. This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Construction
Painting & Decorating

This highly interactive programme is designed to give you an understanding of the painting & decorating trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. It covers the technicalities of painting & decorating as well as looking at sustainability, health & safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner. The training programme is based on highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. It is extremely engaging, clear and intuitive. Once you have completed the tutorials, a 3D virtual reality scenario allows you to carry out painting & decorating in a safe practice area. A real life situation tests your ability and knowledge of painting & decorating. When complete, a printable report displays your score and detailed feedback about how well you performed. This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Construction
Plastering

This highly interactive programme is designed to give you an understanding of the plastering trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Plastering; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. It covers the technicalities of plastering as well as looking at sustainability, health & safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner. The training programme is based on highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. It is extremely engaging, clear and intuitive. Once you have completed the tutorials, a 3D virtual reality scenario allows you to carry out plastering in a safe practice area. A real life situation tests your ability and knowledge of plastering. When complete, a printable report displays your score and detailed feedback about how well you performed. This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Construction
Wall & Floor Tiling

This highly interactive programme is designed to give you an understanding of the wall & floor tiling trade. It is developed in alignment with units from the Wall and Floor Tiling; National Occupational Standards (NOS) so can be used for study towards certification. It covers the technicalities of wall & floor tiling as well as looking at sustainability, health & safety and functional skills in an interactive and visually engaging manner. The training programme is based on highly interactive multimedia screens comprised of text, 3D graphics, 2D/3D animation, audio and an end test. It is extremely engaging, clear and intuitive. Once you have completed the tutorials, a 3D virtual reality scenario allows you to carry out wall & floor tiling in a safe practice area. A real life situation tests your ability and knowledge of wall & floor tiling. When complete, a printable report displays your score and detailed feedback about how well you performed. This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Etiquette & Protocol

This highly interactive programme is used to train employees of the Aljazeera Network about the correct etiquette and protocols required for official, business and diplomatic occasions. The programme includes e-learning tutorial modules, an end test and ‘epractical’ scenarios.

Child Protection

This highly interactive e-learning programme covers in a visually engaging manner an in depth understanding of the issues and procedures required for Level 1 assessment in Child Protection. The programme provides immersive learning and enhances the understanding for anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and young people. This includes how to identify potential abuse, respond to concerns and correctly report those concerns. Users will be able to learn and practice in their own time and at their own pace. The programme also contains an interactive scenario that allows users to put what has been learnt into practice in a true to life situation. This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Fault Finding for Engineers

British Gas required a training tool for their engineers which tested their fault diagnosis skills in a domestic environment.

A virtual reality house was created where the engineer could walk around, inspect the boiler, its components, radiators and even talk to a customer. Through 8 different immersive scenarios engineers were given a training tool that was unique, informative, evolving and entertaining.

Technical Training and Maintenance Manual

Using virtual reality technology, a working boiler has been re-created down to its last component. Used to train engineers in safe and efficient repairs it also doubles as a product knowledge and support tool. 

Users can interact with the boiler, move around it for different angles, zoom in and out and even explode it for a better look at its component parts. It also allows users to view the best practice route for assembling and disassembling the boiler, showing detailed animations of this process.

Vehicle Fault Finding

In partnership with City & Guilds and Mercedes Benz, Skills2Learn developed an interactive virtual reality scenario designed to test student’s vehicle fault finding skills.

We developed a 3D modelled environment including Mercedes Benz car, which allowed the students to inspect, identify and repair components. This form of scenario allows real-life situations to be re-created without the physical limitations.

Fuel Loading Procedure

This virtual reality scenario was designed for trainees to learn in a completely safe environment which cannot be fully guaranteed in real life due to the high risk of serious injury or death.

The aim was to teach operators in a safe environment the correct procedure in which to connect and load fuel into a tanker. The user was able to make all the relevant pre-loading checks and then connect the correct cables, hoses and rig to the tanker in the correct order, making the necessary checks as they go.

Virtual Reality Training and Assessment

Developed for NICEIC, the Periodic Inspection Reporting programme is a comprehensive and detailed piece of software designed to train and assess operative’s requiring electrical periodic inspection, testing and reporting skills. Its aim is to improve the knowledge and consistency of electrical inspectors already carrying out this type of work.

Learners are required to carry out visual inspections, interact with a customer, identify departures, perform electrical tests following best practice, and correctly complete a Periodic Inspection Report Form.

Solar Thermal Hot Water System

When installing a solar panel hot water system there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. Using virtual reality and 3D techniques, Skills2Learn developed interactive scenarios that covered a number of different situations that engineers may find themselves in. This includes needing to specify the right type of system and dealing with different types of problems.
This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Electrotechnical Technology

These interactive virtual reality scenarios are an ideal training ground for electrical trainees. They provide a learning stage between theory and real-life practical situations where learners can test their knowledge and skills in a safe environment. Covering fault finding, circuit set ups and appliance installation this programme helps learners with their decision making process and knowledge interpretation without the consequences of real-life mistakes.
This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

Gas & Plumbing

Using 3D, virtual reality and video technology these gas & plumbing scenarios test learner’s skills and understanding on a number of related subjects. Using this programme has saved colleges around the country thousands of pounds in material wastage, time and effort. By practising their skills virtually the users are more prepared when facing the real-life situation in front of them.
This e-learning programme is available to purchase.

LogiCity

Funded by DEFRA, this interactive virtual reality game tackled the subject of climate change and has been used by school children across the country. By seeing how life and the environment could look in the future, the user must make the correct decisions in the present day to stop the effects of global warming. By moving through a fully interactive virtual city the user can interact with many objects and see what effect one small change may have. Not only does this programme provide an enjoyable and fun experience but it also educates and brings to life the realities of climate change.

Nursing & Midwifery

This programme was developed to help nurses and midwives improve their ability to assess patients. This interactive scenario is based on a real life situation of a 36 week antenatal assessment. Combining virtual reality and multimedia the user can navigate around the hospital, interact with patients and carry out appropriate tests with the correct instruments.