3 days with between 2 and 7 students on the course.
To ensure the entrant has achieved the mandatory quality standards and can demonstrate the necessary skills, knowledge and competencies required to become a Unit Competence Examiner (UCE) and ultimately lead to the award of the UCE Examiner endorsement.
The course prepares entrants to carry out supernumerary examiner duties, either as an examiner for the grant of a unit endorsement, or as a UCE.
The course is an essential precursor to the supernumerary examiner duties required to become an air traffic control examiner. Entrants will be trained and assessed by experienced ATC examiners during the course to determine their suitability for supernumerary examiner duties.
All assessments must achieve a satisfactory grading in order to be recommended for supernumerary duties. The results of the assessments will be provided to the individual and/or their employer.
All entrants must hold:
- Air traffic controllers qualification that meets the Authority’s experience requirements for the grant of an examiners endorsement
- Letter of approval from their airport manager
- A valid European Class 3 Medical (initial medical must be completed by CAA)
- A minimum Language Level 4 (ICAO Language Proficiency rating) is required
Core Subjects and Course References:
- Introduction to the course (Theory)
- Training to become an air traffic controller (Theory)
- Licensing air traffic controllers (Theory)
- Safety management systems (Theory)
- Unit competence schemes – principles (Theory
- Working as a Unit Competence Examiner (Theory)
- Examination conduct (Theory)
- Testing Methodology (Theory)
- Practical testing techniques – note taking (Theory)
- Verbal testing techniques (Theory)
- Question preparation (Theory)
- Record keeping (Theory)
- Giving feedback (Theory)
- Practical testing techniques
- Verbal testing techniques
- CAP 168
- CAP 393
- CAP 493
- CAP 624 Part 13
- CAP 637
- CAP 744
- EATM Common Core Content
- ICAO Doc 4444