Air Traffic Controller (ATCo)

ENAC is the leader in ATCo training in Europe. Find all information about our initial refresher & development training offer here.

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Initial ATC Training

BASIC Training

Our 20-week BASIC course aims at familiarizing trainees with all aspects of Air Traffic Services by covering all subjects required by ICAO and Eurocontrol rules & recommendations.

In order to incorporate this knowledge, trainees will develop technical skills using our « BASIC Tower » and « BASIC Surveillance » specific simulator training programs.

Aerodrome Control RATING training

Our 10-week Aerodrome control RATING training course is designed for all students having successfully completed a certified BASIC course.

The course program includes the necessary theory and practice to allow trainees to acquire the required competence in compliance with ICAO and Eurocontrol rules & recommendations.

This course enables students to acquire ADI & ADV RATINGs on the European ATCo Student License and, ultimately, an ATCo Control Tower endorsement.

Approach Control RATING training

Our 16-week Approach control RATING training course is designed for all students having successfully completed a certified BASIC course.

The course programme includes the necessary theory and practice to allow trainees to acquire the required competence in compliance with ICAO and Eurocontrol rules & recommendations.

This course enables students to acquire APS & APP RATINGs on European ATCo Student License and, ultimately, an ATCo Control Approach endorsement.

En-Route Control RATING training

Our 16-week Approach control RATING training course is designed for all students having successfully completed a certified BASIC course.

The course programme includes the necessary theory and practice to allow trainees to acquire the required competence in compliance with ICAO and Eurocontrol rules & recommendations.

This course enables students to acquire APS & APP RATINGs on European ATCo Student License and, ultimately, an ATCo Control Approach endorsement.

Refrescher Training

ATC Refresher Training Course

Our 1-week refresher training program includes:

  • 2 days for theoretical updates (latest rules, regulations & procedures in coordination with ANSp / client).
  • 2 days for Unusual / Degraded & Emergency Situation management using specific ENAC emergency checklists.
  • The 5th day deals with a specific topic in the ATM field, as per ANSp / client’s request (latest European developments, customer focus, local recent developments & procedures …).

This program has been designed to contribute (on periodic basis) to the ATCo Licence re-validation process (subject to negotiation with relevant NSA).

Development Training

OJTI / On-Job-Training-Instructor training course

This 1-week training course provides the trainees (experienced ATCos) with references and methods to analyze and improve instructor teaching skills.

The course content focuses on two main areas:

  • Management of  technical and teaching aspects of an instruction session: before, during and after training session.
  • Management of  psychological and relational aspects of an instruction session.

At the end of the course:

  • The trainee will be capable of preparing and managing dual controller training sessions with trainee controllers, including brief and debrief phases
  • Trainees will be able to assess trainee controller performance according to teaching rules and to formulate corrective actions
  • Trainees should be able to adapt their teaching styles to their trainee controllers

ATC Supervisor Training

This 2-week training course provides trainees (senior ATCos) with relevant guidelines that will help them take on their new responsibilities, and focuses on the following aspects:

  • Management of psychological and relational aspects linked to OPS room supervision
  • Updated technical knowledge regarding systems the supervisor will be using, along with reviews of Aviation Law, Search & Rescue procedures, Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management…
  • Specific cross-cultural awareness (ATCO – ATSEP) that will contribute to enhanced OPS-room / Technical supervision coordination

ATC Supervisor training is a 2-step program:

  • Step 1: course delivered in Toulouse, including all general elements based on ENAC Generic Supervisor Manual & Checklists, along with aspects specified by initial training audit carried out by ENAC experts.
  • Step 2: assistance to implementation phase performed within client organization by French operational supervisors from DSNA (French ANSp).

Team Resource Management for ATCos

This 3 day course has been designed for experienced ATCos, ATC instructors, ATC examiners and ATC supervisors.
The course aims to:

  • Provide a good understanding of why the human factor is an essential component of safe Air Traffic Control
  • Help Air Traffic Controllers understand their role within the system and within their team
  • Give an introduction to Threat & Error Management
  • Highlight individual and collective mechanisms that may impact safe Air Traffic Control

Enhanced Cross-cultural training

ATCo - Pilot cross culture training

This course takes advantage of the unique opportunity at ENAC where student pilots & student ATCos share the same campus. Our 3-day program provides ATCo students with an improved understanding of  cockpit environment and pilot needs, both in normal operation and in crisis management situations.

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