APS RATING
Approach Control Surveillance

APS RATING
Approach Control Surveillance
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Course code: APS

Duration: 12 weeks (60 days)

Course code: APS

Duration: 12 weeks (60 days)

APS RATING

Approach Control Surveillance

Course aim

The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills to student air traffic controllers that are necessary for them to receive a Student air traffic controller license for an Approach Control Surveillance (APS) rating.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the ATC student:
  • Has knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the training objectives which are outlined briefly below (see Content in brief)
  • Has the skills to manage traffic safely and in accordance with the rules and regulations
  • Is able to provide an orderly and expeditious radar service in an approach and terminal control area with a workload of up to 30-36 movements per hour
  • Shows a good ability to work in a team

Course overview

The training is divided into two phases. Theoretical events will be followed by practical applications in a simulator.

Phase 1 - Introduction

  • Introductory lessons
  • Focus on establishing correct methods in handling departing, arriving and overflying traffic in normal situations and for some special events. Training is conducted as individual exercises in a modern radar simulator

Phase 2 – Co-operation exercises

Focus on co-operation between two executive controllers in one airspace. Some exercises cover special events/emergencies. Training is conducted in a modern radar simulator.

Prerequisites

Approved results from the Basic ATC course taken at Entry Point North or another EU recognised training facility.

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

Course introduction and examination procedures

  • Explain the aims and objectives of the module, the management structure and outline the materials to be used
  • State the methodology and describe the assessment procedures used in the course.

Individual radar exercises

  • Describe rules and methods for radar vectoring, sequencing, separations, phraseology and co-ordinations used in an approach service
  • Describe rules and methods for handling military flights
  • Describe rules and methods for handling VFR flights
  • Describe rules and methods for change of runway
  • Describe different approach methods e.g. ILS, NDB, SRE, VA
  • Describe rules and methods using only primary radar
  • Describe rules and methods for handling of transponder failure, communication failure, ACAS, special weather phenomena, LVP, etc.
  • Apply methods and handle arriving, departing and overflying traffic in a correct, safe and orderly way
  • Show understanding for methods used when handling a variety of special occurrences
  • Describe rules and methods for traffic with priority needs
  • Apply correct methods for the sequencing of traffic

Co-operation exercises - System with two trained positions, TE and TW

  • Describe methods for working in approach control
  • Describe procedures used following an incident/accident and show how to fill in a report
  • Describe rules and methods for handling of special weather phenomena, LVP, etc.
  • Describe rules and methods for holding procedures
  • Apply methods and handle arriving, departing and overflying traffic in a correct, safe and orderly way
  • Apply correct methods for the efficient sequencing of traffic
  • Apply correct co-operation methods
  • Show an understanding of methods used when handling a variety of special occurrences
  • Apply correct methods for the sequencing of traffic
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