ICAO Rater Refresher Training

The ICAO Raters Refresher Course helps delegates revise and practice rating skills to assess aviation personnel on the ICAO Language Proficiency Scale.

Training is given in the theoretical and linguistic basis of testing and this is implemented through practical exercises in the design and administration of tests.

The course is intended primarily for Aviation English Raters who seek to maintain qualifications as ICAO Language Proficiency Raters.

Certificates of ICAO Raters Refresher Course Competence are issued to successful participants.


GALA is an assessment of the Aviation Language Proficiency of aviation personnel. It assesses the ability of candidates to communicate in plain English within an aviation context according to the requirements of the ICAO Rating Scale.

Incident Investigation & SMS

A Safety Management System attempts to prevent harm from arising in the conduct of normal
operations. Sometimes, however, in spite of the best intentions, occurrences do happen. While
their consequences may vary, they afford an opportunity to learn and put in place the needed
process repairs and/or system reforms to make things better.

Competency Assessor (059)

ICAO Examiner

The course prepares the air traffic controller for conducting assessments and examinations of competency on both students for initial ATC qualifications, as well as currently qualified air traffic controllers.

The course is conducted by experienced and rated Competency Assessors and will encompass current ICAO training philosophies.

Course participants will undergo practical (simulated) and oral test exercises. Practical sessions will be carried out using Global ATS’ ATC simulators, utilizing generic aerodrome, approach and area control scenarios.

Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer

Aircraft on apron

The course has been specifically designed to meet the CAA FISO and AGCS syllabi as defined in CAP1032 and CAP452 respectively. In addition to the objectives captured within the CAP1032 and CAP452 practical training on a simulator is provided to bridge the gap between AGCS and AFSIO phraseology & procedures.

Topics covered are:

  • Air Law & Airspace
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation & Flight Planning
  • Equipment & AFTN
  • FIS Procedures & Phraseology
  • Emergencies
  • Simulator Sessions

General and Aviation English Language Masterclass

The ICAO circular 323 ‘Guidelines for English Training Programmes’ defines the standards to be met in order to improve aviation communications worldwide, and states that their one single concern is safety.  Effective and efficient training is key to meeting these standards. The specific aim of this course is to attain and maintain the language proficiency defined as ICAO Operational Level 4.

52 Week Diploma

Jet aircraft

A comprehensive training schedule designed to impart all necessary ATCO skills and knowledge to ab-initio candidates.

This includes aviation English refresher workshops and assesments; basic induction modules; and full training in each core ATC discipline.

Classroom Instructional Techniques


Our Classroom Instructional Techniques course aims to enable experienced ATCOs to validate as classroom instructors.

Training methodology includes:

  • Classroom lessons
  • Classroom observations
  • Visual aids, Lesson and Test Preparation Workshops
  • Practical Lessons
  • Final Written Test

Business English

Business men

An initial module focussing on the consolidation and review of general English, followed by a specific business English module.

AIM Specialists

Artistic aeroplane

A four week course of English language specifically geared towards AIM specialists.

Initially it focusses on developing general English skills, then progresses to aviation specific tuition.