Introduction

This policy has been created to provide information and the process that a trainee can adhere to should they have a complaint with regards to Global ATS personnel, training, equipment or an administrative task. This policy also details the actions to be taken if a trainee or apprentice wishes to appeal the result of a complaint or the conduct of an assessment or an examination. This process does not allow the trainee or apprentice to appeal the outcome of an assessment or examination.   

Scope

This policy applies to all UK/EU and ICAO training course trainees. Trainees on Non-UK courses have the right of appeal in accordance with this policy.

Trainees and apprentices on UK courses have the further right of appeal against the conduct of an assessment in accordance with CAA Regulation 6 (5) of the Air Navigation Order 2016. Any trainee wishing to use this right of appeal shall inform their Lead Instructor, who will in turn inform the Management Team. This appeal requires the trainee or apprentice to initiate it with the CAA directly in writing.

Complaints Policy  

  1. A candidate shall in the first instance, discuss the perceived problem with a relevant member of staff to seek a resolution as soon as possible.
  2. If the candidate is not satisfied with the outcome, we ask that they raise the issue to a formal complaint to the Head of Department verbally or in writing, as soon as possible.
  3. The Head of Department should investigate and seek a resolution, to be advised within 5 working days of the complaint. Where the Head of Department is unavailable (i.e. away on leave) this will be discussed with the candidate to see if the timeframe can be extended, if this is not deemed suitable then a resolution will try to be resolved by the management team.
  4. In the unlikely event that the complaint has not been resolved within 5 working days then the Managing Director will initiate an investigation and will arrive at a conclusion within 15 working days of the initial discussion with the Head of Department.

Subject to the above where appropriate, the Global ATS Ltd team will respond in writing, inform the candidate of the outcome of the investigation, including any relevant information to explain how the outcome was reached.

Complaint relevant to Head of Department 

Department   Head of Department  Name 
Training  Head of Training  Jon English 
Administration  Academy Director  Andy Cameron 
Safeguarding  Academy Director  Andy Cameron 
Global ATS Ltd  Managing Director  Marcus Mimms 

Email complaints are to be sent to the relevant info@global-ats.com, for the attention of the relevant Head of Department. 

Postal Address for Written Complaints: 
Global ATS Ltd 
Gloucestershire Airport, 
Hangar 35, 
Cheltenham  
GL51 6SR 

Global ATS Ltd Operating Hours: 
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 16.30

Global ATS Ltd Contact Number:
01452 715630

Appeals Policy

  1. The trainee shall in the first instance, discuss the perceived problem with the Lead Instructor of their course to seek a resolution.
  2. If the trainee is not satisfied with the outcome from the Lead Instructor, they shall appeal to the Chief Instructor, in writing, within 24 hours of being informed of the Lead Instructor’s conclusion.
  3. The Chief Instructor should investigate and seek a resolution, to be advised within 24 hours (1 working day) of the appeal.

If a trainee believes that they are not fit to take an assessment on the grounds of medical or mental fitness then they must inform the assessor prior to the commencement of the examination or assessment.

Apprenticeship Candidate Appeals Process

An apprentice candidate, who is on an approved Apprenticeship Programme, can use the contact details below if they are unhappy with the outcome of a complaint made to Global ATS.

The ESFA does not deal with complaints about employment issues (for example, a problem with your contract if you’re working as an apprentice).

You must contact the ESFA within 12 months of the issue occurring

Email or post your complaint to the ESFA complaints team.

ESFA Complaints Team:
complaints.ESFA@education.gov.uk

Complaints Team
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Cheylesmore House
Quinton Road
Coventry
CV1 2WT

The ESFA will reply with what will happen next.

Further information, along with this complaints and appeals process can be found by the following links: