ATSEP Qualification, Shared

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Course aim

The ATSEP Shared course is designed for technical personnel operating and maintaining Air Traffic Management (ATM) equipment. The course gives participants a thorough understanding of human factors, safety management, and teamwork. It also prepares them for qualification training, which is the next step in becoming an ATSEP.

After completion of the course, the participants have knowledge and understanding of the subjects described below in the ‘Content in Brief’ section, which is in accordance with the EASA ANNEX XIII – Part-PERS requirements for service providers concerning personnel training and competence assessment Subpart A – Air Traffic Safety Electronic Personnel.

Course structure

The course is 4 days in duration, consists of theoretical classroom lessons blended with practical exercises, and is delivered by professional international instructors.

We deliver the course as classroom training with group assignments and emulators/exercises. Additionally, participants share their experiences amongst each other and join discussions based on the course material and inputs from instructors. Active participant involvement is an important part of this course: group discussions and assignments help them gain a deeper understanding of the subject and course material.

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

Content in brief

Safety management
Safety management principles and regulations.
Risk policy and procedures.
Risk assessment and risk analysis.
Accident prevention.
Safety assessment.
Safety I and Safety II principles.
Safety thinking.

Introduction to human factors
The importance of human factors in the work of ATSEP staff.
The Just Culture thinking as well as the No Blame culture.
The ‘Swiss cheese’ model.

Human error
Classification of human errors into slips, mistakes, lapses, and violations.
The concept of violations and why they might occur.
Rassmusen performance levels and the connection between level of knowledge and skills and types of human errors that might occur.

Human performance
The human body and the basic needs of humans.
Human limitations such as e.g. fatigue.
Human information processing.
Personal fitness.
The differences between social human relations and professional interactions.

The importance of good teamwork.
The reasons for lack of teamwork and low effectiveness.
Preventing lack of teamwork and promoting good teamwork.
Identifying reasons for conflict.
Handling human conflict.

The importance of good communication.
Verbal and non-verbal communication including communication exercises.
Factors that affect communication.
The importance of preventing possible misunderstandings in communication between ATSEP and non-ATSEP staff.

Stress in the work of ATSEP staff and understanding the danger of distractions.
The short and long-term effects of stress.
Recognising the symptoms of stress in yourself and others.
Stress-relieving techniques.
Awareness of the CISM program and the importance of critical incident stress management.

Professional conduct
Professional conduct and approach to the work of ATSEP staff.
The importance of maintaining and updating professional knowledge and skills.

Functional Safety

Information Systems Security


To become an ATSEP, participants need to complete the ATSEP Basic course, the ATSEP Shared course, and at least one ATSEP Qualification course. This Initial Training can be completed in two different orders:

  • ATSEP Basic > ATSEP Shared > ATSEP Qualification, or
  • ATSEP Basic > ATSEP Qualification > ATSEP Shared

This means that the only prerequisite for starting the ATSEP Shared course is to have completed the ATSEP Basic course. However, to become a qualified ATSEP, participants will need to either complete an ATSEP Shared course before taking the Qualification course, or complete an ATSEP Shared course after they completed the Qualification course.

Compliance with regulations

The course is compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/373 Annex XIII, subpart A.

ATSEP Shared

4 days or Online
  • Prerequisites
    • ATSEP Basic
  • Scheduled dates
    • 17 - 20 Sep 2024, Virtual Classroom
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