Assessor

The course prepares the air traffic controller for conducting assessments and examinations in accordance with commission regulation (EU)2015/340.

Entrants will be trained and assessed by experienced assessors during the course to determine their suitability as an assessor.

Unit Verifier

The course prepares entrants to carry out verification of assessments of trainees engaged in unit training.

All training will be conducted by experienced ITO assessors and will encompass current training philosophies particularly the application of the Unit Training Plan (UTP).

Entrants will be assessed on verification processes to determine their suitability and competence levels.

Unit Evaluator

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Entrants will be trained to complete assessments of trainees engaged in unit training.

The course is conducted by experienced ITO assessors, and will encompass current training philosophies, particularly the application of the Unit Training Plan (UTP).

Entrants will be assessed on simulated, practical and oral test exercises.

Practical exercises will be carried out using Global ATS airspace and documentation, as specific unit procedures will not be simulated or assessed.

OJTI

Controller

Designed for experienced controllers, the course covers all aspects of On the Job Training and includes a pre- course ‘Distance Learning Package’ which entrants are required to complete prior to attending the course.

The training prepares prospective OJTIs to conduct training in accordance with the Unit Training Plan. It also equips future OJTIs to prepare, train, monitor, evaluate and debrief trainees.

The course further trains for STDI duties which form an additional privilege of the endorsement.

The course incorporates theoretical and practical instructions, demonstrations and a verbal examination.

Approach Surveillance (APS / SRA)

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This course enables on successful completion, the award of the Approach Control Surveillance (APS) rating with SRA endorsement. The APS course provides comprehensive theoretical and practical training in complex approach surveillance techniques including:

  • Vectoring
  • Speed control
  • Sequencing
  • Providing Flight Information Service (FIS)
  • Arrival and departure planning
  • Overflights
  • Coordination
  • Abnormal and Emergency (ABES) / Degraded Situations
  • Surveillance Radar Approaches
  • Surveillance degradation

The practical exercises cover a wide range of traffic types through exercises of increasing complexity and density.

Approach Procedural (APP)

This course enables on successful completion, the award of the Approach Control Procedural (APP) rating. The APP course provides comprehensive theoretical and practical training in complex approach control procedural techniques including:

  • Analysis and application of separations
  • Providing UK Flight Information Service (FIS)
  • Arrival and departure planning
  • Overflights
  • Coordination
  • Abnormal and Emergency (ABES) / Degraded Situations
  • Holding and Expected Approach Times (EATs)

The practical exercises cover a wide range of traffic types through exercises of increasing complexity and density.

The course is run in two modules: controlled and uncontrolled environments.

A separate controlled airspace only course is available for the approval of EU national authorities.

Aerodrome Control (ADI / TWR)

Runway 26

This course enables on successful completion, the award of the Aerodrome Control Visual and Aerodrome Control Instrument rating with tower endorsement.

The course covers tower training on an enhanced visual simulator, with IFR and VFR aircraft movements and the control of vehicles around a large international airport environment.

Basic Training Course (BTC)

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This course has been specifically designed to meet the UK CAA and European requirements for ATCO Basic training. The training course provides a foundation for the theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills required for the career of Air Traffic Control.

This course is mandatory before undertaking any initial ATCO rating training course.