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.
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.