Aerodrome Control (ADI / TWR)

Runway 26

Who should attend this course?

The Aerodrome Control Instrument course is designed as a standalone course for those who have already completed the UK Basic training course and seek to work in a Tower environment, or ATCO licence holders seeking to obtain an additional rating.

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

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EU 2015/340, UK CAA Approved Courses


Aerodrome Control (ADI / TWR)

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.

  • Successful completion of UK Basic Training Course
  • A valid European Class 3 medical (recommended)
  • A good command of oral and written English, assessed towards
  • ICAO proficiency level 4 during the course
  • Separation
  • Runway safety
  • Ground Movement and Air control
  • Aviation hazards
  • Traffic Integration
  • Coordination
  • Provision of Traffic information
  • Cross runway operations
  • Aerodrome theory
  • Aviation Law
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Equipment and Systems
  • Human Factors
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Abnormal and Emergency (ABES) / Degraded Situations
GATS EU 2015/340 portfolio is developed to allow the inclusion of a national module for the specific approval of the national competent authority.
Course Duration

9 Weeks

The Aerodrome Control Course includes 1.5 weeks of theoretical training and 7.5 weeks of practical training.

Group Size

3-9 Students per Course

Courses are run with groups ranging from 3 to 9 students per course. Courses remain 9 weeks regardless of group size

Course Dates

5 Courses per Year

Our Aerodrome Control Courses run in January, March, June, August and October. Additional courses are run if demand necessitates