ICAO Rater Refresher Training

Who should attend this course?

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

Enrolment is currently closed.

English Language Courses


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.

Entrants should be experienced Raters of Aviation Language Proficiency.
  • Standardization of rating with in a series of sessions devoted to the rating of ICAO samples of Aviation Language.
  • Review of the ICAO Aviation Language Proficiency Scale and its six Language Categories. In-depth analysis of special difficulties facing non-native speakers of English in each of the six categories; attention to methods of assessing proficiency in each category.
  • Criteria for Aviation Language Proficiency Testing and review of tests; administration of Tests; role-play exercises between the Pilot and the Controller based on the participants’ own airspace;
  • UK CAA Cap 624
  • ICAO Doc 9835 AN/45
Raters are provided with specially prepared and extensive course material.
Course Duration

5 Days

The English Rater Refresher Courses last 5 days, starting at 09.00 on the first day.

Group Size

6 - 8 Students per course

Courses are run with groups ranging from 6 to 8 students per course. Course is currently open to individuals as well. The above mentioned course will only be conducted if a group size minimum of 6 students is achieved.

Course Dates

Next Course on July 24th to 28th, 2023.

Our English Raters Refresher Course dates are subject to customer requirements. We typically require at least 4 weeks advance notice before starting a new course, these courses are done onsite at Global ATS's Gloucestershire college campus in Cheltenham, England.