Aerodrome Control (052)


Who should attend this course?

Anyone looking to pass the practical and theoretical instruction in Aerodrome Control and achieve their student ATCO licence.

For more information about this or any other course please contact Andy Cameron (College & Course Manager).

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ICAO Standard ATC Courses


Aerodrome Control (052)

The ICAO 052 Aerodrome Control course covers air traffic management, procedures and all aspects of aerodrome control.

It provides a comprehensive grounding to Aerodrome operations in both Visual and Instrument conditions enabling entrants to operate in any aerodrome environment within or outside of controlled airspace.

The course combines theoretical and practical instruction encompassing exercises of increasing complexity designed to fully assess the written, verbal, practical abilities of each entrant.

The Aerodrome Control course also includes a visit to an operational facility so a better understanding of the teaching points can be gained.

A competency certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the course to the appropriate quality standards.

  • Have a minimum English language proficiency of ICAO Level 4.

  • Have completed the ATC Basic Training (ICAO 051) Course

  • Aviation Law
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Aircraft Operations
  • Human Factors
  • Equipment & Systems
  • Professional Environment
  • Aerodromes
  • Unusual/Emergency Situations
Course Duration

7 Weeks

The ICAO 052 Aerodrome Control Course includes 2 weeks of theoretical training modules which must be completed before progressing the final 6 weeks of Simulator based practical training

Group Size

3 - 8 Students per course

Courses are run with groups ranging from 3 to 8 students per course. Courses remain 8 weeks regardless of group size

Course Dates


Our ICAO 052 Aerodrome Control Course dates are subject to customer requirements. We typically require at least 4 weeks advance notice before starting a new course