A central focus of vision research in recent decades has been to identify what visual search strategies people use in different contexts. Recent models of visual attention and eye movements have been primarily concerned with the bottom up influences of stimuli, via saliency maps, upon the decision to fixate a stimulus or to make a saccade to another stimulus. It is less clear however, how goal directed strategies effect saccade generation via top down control. This is the focus of the research to be presented. Using Findlay and Walker’s (1999) Model of saccadic eye-movements as a basis, specific strategies to enhance the efficiency of participants’ visual search have been developed. These “training” principles are purposefully implemented to reduce response times to target stimuli via two routes in Findlay and Walkers Model. It will be argued that top down control strategies can differentially affect the WHERE and WHEN pathways of Findlay and Walker’s Model, and that training can be directed to these pathways either independently or in concert, with different consequences. This research is particularly relevant to training the eye-movements of novice practitioners of complex tasks (e.g. learner drivers), where there has been mixed success in the literature to date.