ATSEP OJTI and Assessor

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Course aim

This course prepares qualified Air Traffic Electronics Safety Personnel (ATSEP) for the following roles:

  • On-the-job-Training (OJT) Instructor and coach in the OJT training phase, while working with practical exercises involving equipment (standby or real equipment, or special equipment for development and training purposes).
  • Competence assessor of ATSEP colleagues and/or students in the operational environment.

After completing this course, the participants:

  • Can create and deliver classroom training.
  • Can create and deliver practical exercises dealing with equipment, measurement technique, etc.
  • Know and can apply ‘best practice’ techniques for teaching and coaching.
  • Know the role, responsibilities and requirements of On-the-Job Training Instructors and competence assessors.
  • Can objectively measure operational competence and know what actions to take when there is doubt about one’s competence.
  • Understand and appreciate the beneficial impact competence assessment has on safety as well as development of the unit and the individual.

Course structure

This 5-day course consists of lectures as well as practical training. The participants apply tools and techniques in group work, discussions, exercises, and roleplay.

The course can be delivered on-site at Entry Point North, at the client’s premises, or in a Virtual Classroom.

Content in brief

The course covers topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Participants’ expectations and concerns regarding the role of an OJTI and competence assessor.
  • The impact of training philosophy on structuring and delivering training.
  • Human factors concerning teaching and learning, the mind-set to training and students, motivation, interpersonal interaction, situations that could indicate declining performance, etc.
  • Training techniques: learning progression, principles of adult learning, challenges to training students with different levels of experience, etc.
  • The background and intention of competence assessment.
  • ICAO and EU recommendations and requirements regarding ATSEP training and assessment.
  • The purpose, content and use of the Unit Training Plan, training objectives and Continuation Training
  • The ATSEP training scheme.
  • The operational competence assessment scheme.
  • Different views on competence.
  • The purpose of competence assessment for the system and the individual.
  • Various methods for conducting a practical assessment.
  • Practical training: applying the acquired knowledge and understanding through scenario-based exercises including role-play. The focus is to make objective observations and apply communication skills and techniques.
  • Briefing, training on-site and debriefing.
  • Safety precautions before teaching practical training on equipment.
  • Learning processes, cognitive aspects and motivation theories.
  • Appropriate and effective verbal communication, non-verbal communication and effective listening skills.
  • The importance of personal interaction, personal styles and attitudes, building positive relationships, the influence of recognition, and interpersonal conflict.
  • Stress and fatigue and awareness of the importance for developing resilience.
  • The ICAO Competency-based training and assessment model.
  • Knowledge of Commission Regulation (EU) No 2017/373 regarding ATSEP training and assessment including the requirements for practical instructors and assessors.


Participants should be qualified ATSEPs.

Compliance with regulations

The course is compliant with:

  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373.
  • Easy Access Rules for ATM-ANS (Regulation (EU) 2017/373) Annex XIII – Part- PERS Requirements for Service providers concerning personnel training and competence assessment Subpart A — Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel – Section 4.
  • ICAO Manual on Air Training Safety Electronics Personnel Competency-based Training and Assessment Doc 10057.

ATSEP OJTI and Assessor

5 days
  • Prerequisites
    • Qualification as an ATSEP
  • Scheduled dates
    • 15 - 19 Apr 2024, Virtual Classroom
    • 4 - 8 Nov 2024, Virtual Classroom
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