Approach Control Surveillance Courses are scheduled to operate as follows:
- 1-13 January 7th, 2013
- 2-13 April 8th, 2013
- 3-13 July 29th, 2013
- 4-13 October 7th, 2013
- 10 weeks
To provide entrants with the relevant core skills, information and training on Approach Control Surveillance in order to achieve a student award rating.
The Approach Control Surveillance Course provides a comprehensive grounding to approach control surveillance operations and will provide successful entrants with the confidence to manage complex traffic situations.
The course will equip entrants with the skills required to confidently deal with traffic in the event of a radar failure and introduces the concept of teamwork as a significant part of the simulation exercises.
After successfully completing the theory and practical course subjects, a certificate of competency will be awarded and entrants can apply for a student licence and enter the Unit Training phase of their development.
- Entrants must be at least 18 years old on completion of the course to gain a student licence or
- Entrants must be at least 21 years old on completion of the course in order to gain a full ATCO licence
All entrants must hold one of the following:
- General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or
- Equivalent qualification which would enable the applicant to gain entry to a university or equivalent or
- A sufficient combination of experience and education to satisfactorily complete air traffic control training.
All entrants must also hold:
- A valid European Class 3 Medical (initial medical must be completed by CAA)
- A minimum Language Level 4 (ICAO Language Proficiency rating) is required – this is tested during the course if not already completed
Core Subjects and Course References:
- Approach Control Procedural Theory
- Air Traffic Management
- Data Display
- VFR, IFR, SVFR Operations
- Separation Standards
- Controller Airspace Familiarisation
- SVFR Operations
- TRUCE Training
- Radar OFF
- CAP 393
- CAP 493
- CAP 624 Part 5
- CAP 637
- CAP 744
- CAP 745
- EATM Common Core Content
- ICAO Doc 4444
- CAP 744