Approach Procedural (APP)

Who should attend this course?

The UK Approach Control Procedural course is designed as a standalone course for those who
have already completed the UK Basic training course and seek to work in an Approach Procedural
environment (Non-Radar), 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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Approach Procedural (APP)

The Approach Control Procedural 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.

A week long Pre-Approach course is available for those who may require additional theoretical
support prior to the course commencement.

A 3 day course in combined Tower and Approach operations is also available following the course

  • Successful completion of UK Basic Training Course
  • A valid European Class 3 medical
  • A good command of oral and written English, assessed towards
  • ICAO proficiency level 4 during the course
  • Approach Control Procedural Theory
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Data Display
  • VFR, IFR, SVFR Operations
  • Separation Standards
  • Controller Airspace Familiarisation
  • SVFR Operations
  • TRUCE Training
  • Emergencies
  • CAP 393
  • CAP 493
  • CAP 637
  • CAP 744
  • CAP 745
  • EATM Common Core Content
  • ICAO Doc 4444
  • CAP 744
Course Duration

7 Weeks

Optional pre-approach course is available if required which would extent the course length to 8 weeks.

Group Size

3-9 Students per Course

Courses are run with groups ranging from 3 to 9 students per course. Courses remain 7 weeks regardless of group size

Course Dates

4 Courses per Year

Our Approach Procedural Courses run in January, April, August, and October. Additional courses are run if demand necessitates