Terminal Control Endorsement

Terminal Control Endorsement
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Course code: TCL

Duration: 7 weeks (35 days)

Course code: TCL

Duration: 7 weeks (35 days)


Terminal Control Endorsement

Course aim

The course is designed to impart knowledge and skills to students that are necessary for them to enable them to receive a student air traffic controller license for a Terminal Control endorsement (TCL).

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the trainee will:
  • Have knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the course content (see Content in brief).
  • Have skills to perform safely and according to rules and regulations, providing orderly and expeditious radar service in an approach and terminal control area with a workload of maximum 30-36 movements per hour.
  • Show good ability to work in a team.

Course overview

The training is divided into phases, each with a different focus. Theoretical events will be followed by practical applications in a simulator. The TCL course covers the following:
  • Introductory lessons.
  • 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.
  • Co-operation between a controller managing a holding pattern and inbound sequencing from the holding pattern and a controller handling the TMA (terminal area) traffic. Special events due to weather phenomena are trained. Training is conducted in a modern radar simulator.


Approved results from the Basic ATC course and APS (Approach Control Surveillance) or ACS (Area Control Surveillance) 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 course, 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 of VFR flights.
  • Describe different approach methods e.g. ILS, NDB, SRE, VA.
  • Apply methods and handle arriving, departing and overflying traffic in a correct, safe and orderly way.
  • Show understanding for methods used when handling different special occurrences.
  • Describe rules and methods for traffic with priority needs.
  • Apply correct methods for sequencing of traffic.
  • Describe methods for working in approach and feeder stacker environment.
  • Describe procedures used following an incident/accident and show how to fill in a report.
  • Describe rules and methods for holding procedures.
  • Apply correct co-operation methods.
  • Apply correct methods for the sequencing of traffic.
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