Licensing & Training

Licensing & Training

ICAO Annex 1 details the standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for personnel licensing. Although not defined in the Annex, a licence per definition is a permit from an authority to own or use something, do a particular thing, or carry on a trade. Licensing is a system of standards, processes and procedures to ensure that personnel undertaking safety related tasks in civil aviation (pilots, air traffic controllers, aircraft maintenance engineers, etc.) are competent to perform their tasks to the prescribed standards.

Annex 1 also sets out the applicable ATCO standards for the rating, validation, training, aviation English and procedures for acquiring a licence, keeping the licence valid, renewal of the licence and even provisions for withdrawal of ATC licence under certain conditions. Where all these conditions are met, the ATCO is licensed to perform an air traffic control service. Where they are not, the ATCO cannot perform an air traffic control service.

Provisions related to ATCO training are found in both Annex 1, Chapter 4 and PANS-TRG, Part IV. In 2016, ICAO introduced the Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) approach, further detailed in Doc 10056 – Manual on Air Traffic Controller Competency-based Training and Assessment.

 

LICENSING AND TRAINING: ARE THEY SO DIFFERENT?

While the licensing domain related more specifically to the ATCO licence and its associated privileges and responsibilities, the training domain refers to training and assessment matters. Because the latter normally leads to the former, and because to maintain a licence, a certain amount of recurrent training is required, both domains are actually closely linked. In fact, they usually co-exist and may occur concurrently.

 

What falls under Licensing and Training?

The licensing and training domain is vast and encompasses a large number of sub-topics, such as:

  • LICENSING:
    • Recency and competency;
    • Proficiency;
    • Loss of Licence (LoL);
    • Recruitment and selection of ATCOs;
    • Licensing issues;
    • Retirement policies;
    • Ratings and endorsements.

 

  • TRAINING:
    • Human Factors related to training and assessing;
    • Just Culture, trust and mutual respect;
    • Safety Management Systems (SMS);
    • Relation between ATC Schools and operational environment;
    • Failure in ATC training;
    • Emergency training;
    • E-Learning;
    • On-the-Job Training (OJT);
    • On-the-Job Instructor (OJTI) Training;
    • Competence assessment;
    • Refresher training;
    • English language training;
    • Examination, validation and consolidation;
    • Aptitudes testing;
    • Performance measurement in ATC.

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  1. AAS 1.13 DETERMINING OPERATIONS READINESS OF NEW ATM SYSTEMS
  2. ACAS (TCAS Training for ATCOs)
  3. ADME 2.14 REMOTE AND VIRTUAL TOWER
  4. Advanced Training, Assessment, Rating and Checking of ATCOs
  5. Aerodrome Radar Control Rating
  6. Air Traffic Control Instructor Rating
  7. Amendment to ICAO Annex 1 – ATCO Licences
  8. ANSP Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  9. Aptitude Testing for Air Traffic Controllers; Development of Aptitude Tests for ATCOs
  10. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in ATC
  11. ATCO Performance
  12. ATS 3.40 MOVING TO A NEW FACILITY
  13. ATS 3.41 STATE AIRCRAFT AND DUE REGARD OPERATIONS
  14. Competence Assessment
  15. Consolidation After Validation
  16. Continuation Training
  17. Conversion of Military ATCO Licences
  18. Draft Convention for the Profession of Air Traffic Controllers
  19. E-learning as a Training Tool
  20. Educational Issues on Distraction (Guidance Material)
  21. English Language Proficiency Requirements
  22. Examination and Validation Procedures
  23. Forcing Controllers to Work at a Specific Foreign Location
  24. Global Harmonisation of Air Traffic Control Training
  25. Guidelines for the Qualification and Training of AFIS Personnel – (Review of ICAO Circular 211 AN/128)
  26. Human Factors Integration in New ATM Systems
  27. IFATCA Training Manual
  28. Interpersonal Relation Skills of Assessors
  29. Language Training for ATCOs
  30. Licensing of Air Traffic Controllers
  31. Licensing of ATCOs
  32. LM 7.1.4 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) IN REGARD TO LIABILITY AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  33. Loss of Licence
  34. Maintenance of Recency and Competency
  35. Military to Civilian Licence Conversion
  36. Military to Civilian Licence Conversion
  37. Monitoring Developments in the FAA
  38. Monitoring the Evolution within PRICESG and English for ATCOs
  39. Normal Operations Safety Survey – NOSS
  40. On the Job Training (OJT) & Simulator Duty
  41. Operating two Different Air Traffic Control Ratings During the Same Operational Shift
  42. Performance-based Endorsements
  43. Policy Review of Simultaneous ATC Training on Adjacent Positions
  44. Policy Review on Validity of Controller Licence
  45. Position Paper on Remotely Operated Towers
  46. Provision of ATS over Foreign Territories
  47. Rating and Endorsement Policy
  48. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  49. Rating for ROT
  50. Rating of ATFM Staff
  51. Relationship Between the ATC Trainee and the Instructor
  52. Report on Committee C
  53. Review of IFATCA Policy Regarding ATCO Recruitment & Selection
  54. Review of ILO Conclusions
  55. Review of MED (Medical Matters) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  56. Review of Part IV – Professional Policy of the TPM
  57. Review of Professional and Legal IFATCA Policy Relating to Unlawful Interference with Particular Regard to Controllers Training
  58. Review of the IFATCA Initial Training Manual for Air Traffic Control
  59. Review of the IFATCA Training (TRNG) Policy
  60. Review of TRNG (ATC Training) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  61. Review of WC (Working Conditions) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  62. Review Policy on Training
  63. Review Policy on Use of Unqualified Personnel
  64. Roles and Responsibilities of the Controller-In-Charge (CIC) in Regard to Liability and Operational Responsibility
  65. RPAS Licensing
  66. Selection of Assessors
  67. Staffing of ATFM Units – the Need for Licensed ATCOs to Man These Positions
  68. Study of Automation – Controller Training
  69. Study of ICAO Training Manual Part D-2 “Air Traffic Controller”
  70. Study of Selection Procedures for Air Traffic Controllers
  71. Study on the Correlation Between Compensation for Loss of Licence, Early Retirement Programme, Medical Checks, Proficiency Checks and Conditions of Employment
  72. Study Remote Towers Concept
  73. Study Remote/Virtual TWR from the Professional, Procedural and HF View
  74. Team Resource Management
  75. Team Resource Management
  76. Terms of Reference – SC4 Human and Environmental Factors in ATC
  77. The Operational Role of the OJTI
  78. The Proficiency Checking of Air Traffic Controllers
  79. The Provision of Surveillance Approach and Aerodrome Control Services as Combined Function
  80. The Provision of Training for the OJT Coach
  81. Training for On-the-Job-Training-Instructors (OJTI)
  82. TRNG 9.1.1 AGE
  83. TRNG 9.1.2 SELECTION
  84. TRNG 9.1.3 TEAM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  85. TRNG 9.2.1 GENERAL SCHEDULE FOR A 3 TO 5 YEAR TRAINING
  86. TRNG 9.2.2 GRADUATION
  87. TRNG 9.2.3 LINK BETWEEN ATC SCHOOL & OPERATIONAL UNITS
  88. TRNG 9.2.4 REASONS FOR FAILURE IN ATC TRAINING
  89. TRNG 9.2.5 AUTOMATION CONTROLLER TRAINING
  90. TRNG 9.2.6 AIRBORNE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (ACAS) TRAINING
  91. TRNG 9.2.7 BASIC DOCUMENTATION FOR USE BY TRAINING OFFICERS / INSTRUCTORS
  92. TRNG 9.2.8 EMERGENCY TRAINING
  93. TRNG 9.2.9 E-LEARNING
  94. TRNG 9.3.1 ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING (OJT)
  95. TRNG 9.4.1 A SYSTEM COMBINING ASSESSMENTS WITH EXAMINATIONS
  96. TRNG 9.4.2 USE OF UNQUALIFIED PERSONNEL
  97. TRNG 9.4.3 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (ATFM)
  98. TRNG 9.4.4 COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT
  99. TRNG 9.4.5 AUTOMATIC DEPENDANT SURVEILLANCE (ADS) CONTROL RATING
  100. TRNG 9.4.6 TRAINING AND LICENSING FOR DEDICATED FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE
  101. TRNG 9.5.1 REFRESHER COURSES
  102. TRNG 9.5.2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING
  103. TRNG 9.5.2.1 WRITTEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
  104. TRNG 9.5.3 SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT COURSES
  105. TRNG 9.5.4 FLIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS
  106. TRNG 9.6.1 RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING FOR MILITARY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS
  107. Update on English Language Proficiency
  108. Use of Unqualified Personnel
  109. Use of Unqualified Personnel – Legal Aspects
  110. Virtual Centres – Review ATS 3.15 Functional Blocks of Airspace
  111. WC 10.1.3 DISPUTES
  112. WC 10.2.2 MANAGEMENT OF ATS PROVIDERS
  113. WC 10.2.7 WORKING WITH UNSERVICEABLE OR INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT
  114. WC 10.3.4 RECENCY AND COMPETENCY
  115. WC 10.6.1 LOSS OF LICENCE
  116. WC 10.7.8 USE OF MULTIPLE ATCO RATINGS
  117. Written ELP

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