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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Licensing & Training 111

  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. 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 3.44 MOVING TO A NEW FACILITY
  13. ATS 3.45 STATE AIRCRAFT AND DUE REGARD OPERATIONS
  14. Competence Assessment
  15. Consolidation After Validation
  16. Continuation Training
  17. Draft Convention for the Profession of Air Traffic Controllers
  18. E-learning as a Training Tool
  19. Educational Issues on Distraction (Guidance Material)
  20. English Language Proficiency Requirements
  21. Examination and Validation Procedures
  22. Forcing Controllers to Work at a Specific Foreign Location
  23. Global Harmonisation of Air Traffic Control Training
  24. Guidelines for the Qualification and Training of AFIS Personnel – (Review of ICAO Circular 211 AN/128)
  25. Human Factors Integration in New ATM Systems
  26. IFATCA Training Manual
  27. Interpersonal Relation Skills of Assessors
  28. Language Training for ATCOs
  29. Licensing of Air Traffic Controllers
  30. Licensing of ATCOs
  31. LM 11.1.5 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTROLLER-IN-CHARGE (CIC) IN REGARD TO LIABILITY AND OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
  32. Loss of Licence
  33. Maintenance of Recency and Competency
  34. Military to Civilian Licence Conversion
  35. Monitoring Developments in the FAA
  36. Monitoring the Evolution within PRICESG and English for ATCOs
  37. Normal Operations Safety Survey – NOSS
  38. On the Job Training (OJT) & Simulator Duty
  39. Performance-based Endorsements
  40. Policy Review on Validity of Controller Licence
  41. Position Paper on Remotely Operated Towers
  42. Provision of ATS over Foreign Territories
  43. Rating and Endorsement Policy
  44. Rating for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Control
  45. Rating for ROT
  46. Rating of ATFM Staff
  47. Relationship Between the ATC Trainee and the Instructor
  48. Report on Committee C
  49. Review of IFATCA Policy Regarding ATCO Recruitment & Selection
  50. Review of ILO Conclusions
  51. Review of MED (Medical Matters) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  52. Review of Part IV – Professional Policy of the TPM
  53. Review of Professional and Legal IFATCA Policy Relating to Unlawful Interference with Particular Regard to Controllers Training
  54. Review of the IFATCA Initial Training Manual for Air Traffic Control
  55. Review of TRNG (ATC Training) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  56. Review of WC (Working Conditions) – Professional Policy of the TPM
  57. Review Policy on Training
  58. Review Policy on Use of Unqualified Personnel
  59. Roles and Responsibilities of the Controller-In-Charge (CIC) in Regard to Liability and Operational Responsibility
  60. RPAS Licensing
  61. Selection of Assessors
  62. Staffing of ATFM Units – the Need for Licensed ATCOs to Man These Positions
  63. Study of Automation – Controller Training
  64. Study of ICAO Training Manual Part D-2 “Air Traffic Controller”
  65. Study of Selection Procedures for Air Traffic Controllers
  66. Study on the Correlation Between Compensation for Loss of Licence, Early Retirement Programme, Medical Checks, Proficiency Checks and Conditions of Employment
  67. Study Remote Towers Concept
  68. Study Remote/Virtual TWR from the Professional, Procedural and HF View
  69. Team Resource Management
  70. Team Resource Management
  71. Terms of Reference – SC4 Human and Environmental Factors in ATC
  72. The Operational Role of the OJTI
  73. The Proficiency Checking of Air Traffic Controllers
  74. The Provision of Surveillance Approach and Aerodrome Control Services as Combined Function
  75. The Provision of Training for the OJT Coach
  76. Training for On-the-Job-Training-Instructors (OJTI)
  77. TRNG 10.1.1 AGE
  78. TRNG 10.1.2 SELECTION
  79. TRNG 10.1.3 TEAM RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  80. TRNG 10.2.1 GENERAL SCHEDULE FOR A 3 TO 5 YEAR TRAINING
  81. TRNG 10.2.10 ICAO TRAINING MANUAL
  82. TRNG 10.2.2 GRADUATION
  83. TRNG 10.2.3 LINK BETWEEN ATC SCHOOL & OPERATIONAL UNITS
  84. TRNG 10.2.4 REASONS FOR FAILURE IN ATC TRAINING
  85. TRNG 10.2.5 AUTOMATION CONTROLLER TRAINING
  86. TRNG 10.2.6 AIRBORNE COLLISION AVOIDANCE SYSTEM (ACAS) TRAINING
  87. TRNG 10.2.7 BASIC DOCUMENTATION FOR USE BY TRAINING OFFICERS / INSTRUCTORS
  88. TRNG 10.2.8 EMERGENCY TRAINING
  89. TRNG 10.2.9 E-LEARNING
  90. TRNG 10.3.1 ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING (OJT)
  91. TRNG 10.4.1 A SYSTEM COMBINING ASSESSMENTS WITH EXAMINATIONS
  92. TRNG 10.4.2 USE OF UNQUALIFIED PERSONNEL
  93. TRNG 10.4.3 AIR TRAFFIC FLOW MANAGEMENT (ATFM)
  94. TRNG 10.4.4 COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT
  95. TRNG 10.4.5 AUTOMATIC DEPENDANT SURVEILLANCE (ADS) CONTROL RATING
  96. TRNG 10.4.6 TRAINING AND LICENSING FOR DEDICATED FLIGHT INFORMATION SERVICE
  97. TRNG 10.5.1 REFRESHER COURSES
  98. TRNG 10.5.2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING
  99. TRNG 10.5.2.1 WRITTEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
  100. TRNG 10.5.3 SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT COURSES
  101. TRNG 10.5.4 FLIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS
  102. Update on English Language Proficiency
  103. Use of Unqualified Personnel
  104. Use of Unqualified Personnel – Legal Aspects
  105. Virtual Centres – Review ATS 3.15 Functional Blocks of Airspace
  106. WC 8.1.3 DISPUTES
  107. WC 8.2.2 MANAGEMENT OF ATS PROVIDERS
  108. WC 8.2.7 WORKING WITH UNSERVICEABLE OR INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT
  109. WC 8.3.4 RECENCY AND COMPETENCY
  110. WC 8.6.1 LOSS OF LICENCE
  111. Written ELP

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