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.

For more information, visit one of the following WIKIFATCA pages:

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  1. AAS 1.13 DETERMINING OPERATIONS READINESS OF NEW ATM SYSTEMS
  2. ACAS (TCAS Training for ATCOs)
  3. ADME 2.15 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. Aptitude Testing for Air Traffic Controllers; Development of Aptitude Tests for ATCOs
  9. ATCO Performance
  10. Consolidation After Validation
  11. Continuation Training
  12. Draft Convention for the Profession of Air Traffic Controllers
  13. E-learning as a Training Tool
  14. English Language Proficiency Requirements
  15. Examination and Validation Procedures
  16. Forcing Controllers to Work at a Specific Foreign Location
  17. Guidelines for the Qualification and Training of AFIS Personnel – (Review of ICAO Circular 211 AN/128)
  18. IFATCA Training Manual
  19. Interpersonal Relation Skills of Assessors
  20. Language Training for ATCOs
  21. Licensing of Air Traffic Controllers
  22. LM 11.1.5 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) IN REGARD TO LIABILITY AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  23. Loss of Licence
  24. Maintenance of Recency and Competency
  25. Monitoring Developments in the FAA
  26. Monitoring the Evolution within PRICESG and English for ATCOs
  27. Normal Operations Safety Survey – NOSS
  28. On the Job Training (OJT) & Simulator Duty
  29. Policy Review on Validity of Controller Licence
  30. Rating and Endorsement Policy
  31. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  32. Rating of ATFM Staff
  33. Report on Committee C
  34. Review of ILO Conclusions
  35. Review of Professional and Legal IFATCA Policy Relating to Unlawful Interference with Particular Regard to Controllers Training
  36. Review Policy on Training
  37. Review Policy on Use of Unqualified Personnel
  38. Selection of Assessors
  39. Staffing of ATFM Units – the Need for Licensed ATCOs to Man These Positions
  40. Study of Automation – Controller Training
  41. Study of ICAO Training Manual Part D-2 “Air Traffic Controller”
  42. Study of Selection Procedures for Air Traffic Controllers
  43. Study on the Correlation Between Compensation for Loss of Licence, Early Retirement Programme, Medical Checks, Proficiency Checks and Conditions of Employment
  44. Study Remote Towers Concept
  45. Team Resource Management
  46. Team Resource Management
  47. Terms of Reference – SC4 Human and Environmental Factors in ATC
  48. The Proficiency Checking of Air Traffic Controllers
  49. The Provision of Training for the OJT Coach
  50. TRNG 10.5.2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING
  51. Update on English Language Proficiency
  52. Use of Unqualified Personnel
  53. Use of Unqualified Personnel – Legal Aspects
  54. Written ELP

Last Update: September 19, 2020  

October 27, 2019   177   superman    WIKI  

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