Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel Assessor Course
Course aim This course addresses qualified Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) specialists taking on the role as professional assessors. The course provides knowledge and skills required to conduct the technical competence assessment of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel. Participants are trained to define roles and handle conflicts in a professional manner, and develop an understanding of the assessor role whilst working in a safety critical environment.
Course objectives After completing the course, the participants shall have:
- An understanding of the regulations in ESARR 5 and the technical competence assessment scheme.
- An awareness of the role of the assessor and knowledge of the requirements for competence assessors.
- A knowledge of the responsibilities of the assessor
- An understanding of how to measure technical competence objectively.
- The ability to take appropriate action when competence is in doubt.
Course overview The course is 3 days long and contains both lectures and practical exercises. It is a flexible course and can be extended to cover certain subjects of special interest.
- A successful completion of approved ATSEP Initial, System/Equipment rating and ATSEP OJTI courses.
- The participants need as a minimum a command of English equivalent to ICAO level 4.
Compliance with regulations
- Entry Point North is a training academy certified by the Swedish CAA and accepted by all EU member countries.
Content in brief
- Course content, aim and objectives.
- Expectations and concerns for the role as an assessor.
- Competence assessment – historic background, general experience and the participants’ experience.
- Why assessments are important for safety.
- Background about ESARR 5.
- The national regulations and requirements.
- The requirements for technical competence checks and how to maintain technical competence.
- Different views of competence. What is considered good enough and not good enough?
- The responsibilities of the assessor.
- How to objectively measure technical competence in the practical assessment.
- The assessment requirements.
- How to use the different tools to assess a person.
- How to document the observations made.
- Alternative actions when competence is in doubt.
- The importance of good communication between the assessor and the assessed person.
- How to give feedback.
- Examples of good communication in problematic situations.
- Strategies for presenting unpleasant news.
The role of the assessor
- The role of the assessor.
- Formal/informal requirements.
- Ethical problems to consider. For example, what to consider when there are few staff members, and everyone knows each other well.
Assessment in different countries
- Presentation of the assessment procedures in different countries.
- Sharing of participants experiences in their own countries.