APP RATING
Approach Control Procedural

APP RATING
Approach Control Procedural
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Course code: APP

Duration: 4 weeks (18 days)

Course code: APP

Duration: 4 weeks (18 days)

APP RATING

Approach Control Procedural

Course aim

The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills to students that are necessary for them to receive a student air traffic controller license for an ATC Approach Procedural endorsement (APP).

Course objectives

After completion of the APP Rating course, the student:
  • Has knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the training objectives outlined briefly below (see Content in brief).
  • Has skills to manage traffic safely and according to the rules and regulations, providing an orderly and expeditious approach control service in an approach procedural environment.
  • Shows good ability to work in a team.

Course overview

Theory

Theoretical events are followed by practical applications in a classroom and in a simulator.

The theoretical parts in this course cover new objectives containing mainly procedural separations as well as reviews and enhancements of subjects from the Basic ATC and ADI/APS courses related to approach control services such as meteorology, navigation, aircraft, aerodromes and human factors.

The number of training events is based on the assumption that all students on this course have completed, in addition to the Basic ATC, either the APS (Approach Control Surveillance) course or the ADI (Aerodrome Control Instrument) course.

Human factors, airspace C and D, and system degradation are included in all parts of the course.

Simulator training

The simulator training is conducted in an approach procedural simulator and consists of individual exercises.

The airspace/aerodrome is generic and simulates traffic in an approach procedural environment, with one active airport and an adjacent area control centre with radar service.

Prerequisites

Completion of the Basic ATC is required. In addition, completion of either the APS (Approach Control Surveillance) course or the ADI (Aerodrome Control Instrument) course is required.

Compliance with regulations

  • The course is compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 and EUROCONTROL Common Core Content Edition 2.0.
  • The course is approved by the Swedish CAA.
  • Entry Point North academy is certified as a training organization according to European Regulations by the Swedish CAA.

Content in brief

Part 1

Acquire knowledge and skills of approach procedural control in airspace without SIDs and STARs to practise vertical, longitudinal and lateral VOR separations. Takes place in an approach procedural simulator: one trained position, APP (evaluated).
  • Theory
  • Theory - practical training
  • Simulator exercises
  • Miscellaneous
  • Assessment

Part 2

Acquire knowledge and skills of approach procedural control in airspace with SIDs and STARs to practise vertical and horizontal separations including holding and unusual/emergency situations. Takes place in an approach procedural simulator: One trained position, APP (evaluated).
  • Theory
  • Theory - Practical training
  • Simulator exercises
  • Miscellaneous
  • Assessment
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