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Old 12th Jul 2017, 16:28   #10261 (permalink)


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Did anyone hear anything from last week's (or even this week's) stage 3 yet?

I got an email stating that my medical forms had been processed and that I would be contacted again for a medical, but without any actual confirmation that I have (or haven't) been successful at stage 3!

... trying not to read too much into the medical email without any actual official positive news!

Edit: I was successful! Awaiting medical and a November course date

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Old 13th Jul 2017, 19:04   #10262 (permalink)
 
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Did anyone hear anything from last week's (or even this week's) stage 3 yet?

I got an email stating that my medical forms had been processed and that I would be contacted again for a medical, but without any actual confirmation that I have (or haven't) been successful at stage 3!

... trying not to read too much into the medical email without any actual official positive news!

Edit: I was successful! Awaiting medical and a November course date
Congrats! Hopefully see you then all going well with the medical.

Did they say November? Last I heard it was tentatively between October and December.
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Old 13th Jul 2017, 23:03   #10263 (permalink)


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Congrats! Hopefully see you then all going well with the medical.

Did they say November? Last I heard it was tentatively between October and December.
They said 'hopefully' around November time, but no confirmed date (which I guess would still also include October and December).

Have you already been through the medical? Did they arrange it pretty quickly?

I was hoping to sneak onto the course starting in a couple of weeks time but unfortunately didn't make the cut
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Old 14th Jul 2017, 08:19   #10264 (permalink)
 
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They said 'hopefully' around November time, but no confirmed date (which I guess would still also include October and December).

Have you already been through the medical? Did they arrange it pretty quickly?

I was hoping to sneak onto the course starting in a couple of weeks time but unfortunately didn't make the cut
Still waiting on a date for the medical and I passed stage 3 early June, so don't expect to hear anything anytime soon.
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 19:33   #10265 (permalink)
 
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Hi everyone, my first post! Passed stage 0, going to be doing stage 1 next. I'm just in Bournemouth so not too far to travel luckily if I need to. Hope everyone else does well!
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Old 19th Jul 2017, 21:56   #10266 (permalink)
 
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Just did my stage one and have a bad feeling, how soon can I expect a reply? haha
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 18:39   #10267 (permalink)
 
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Hiya guys!
Been following this forum for a little while now but this is my first post!

Passed stage 0 & stage 1 within a few days of each other and get my pass emails within minutes for each (lucky i know)
I've booked on for my stage 2 for 31st august but needless to say, i'm so nervous every time i think about it!

Anyone else going on/around that date?
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Old 20th Jul 2017, 20:42   #10268 (permalink)
 
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Medical?

Oh also,
Can anyone who was lucky enough to get that far, tell me what the medical involves?

I don't know of anything i could fail on but knowing my luck.. 🙄

Thanks ☺️
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 08:54   #10269 (permalink)
 
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Hiya guys!
Passed stage 0 & stage 1 within a few days of each other and get my pass emails within minutes for each (lucky i know)
I've booked on for my stage 2 for 31st august but needless to say, i'm so nervous every time i think about it!

Anyone else going on/around that date?
When did you pass your stage 1? And how long did you have to wait to recieve booklet and get the date for stage 2?
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 20:38   #10270 (permalink)


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I travelled up from Devon for my Stage 2 and passed a couple of weeks ago, so good luck!

My advice to you is to learn that booklet by rote - there's no way of knowing what info will be asked from it.

To be honest, I doubt you'll find anything online specific enough for practising for these tests, so just keep your brain sharp by doing brain games, try to get a good night's sleep the night before, and read the instructions thoroughly before each test

Worked for me!

Thank you for replying and for the advice! I'm driving up, furthest I've ever driven so I'm mainly worried about that haha!

I'm heading up for the June 17th assessment day if anyone else is on that one?!
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 20:55   #10271 (permalink)
 
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When did you pass your stage 1? And how long did you have to wait to recieve booklet and get the date for stage 2?
I passed my stage one 2 weeks ago now and i got the pass email within 10 minutes of completing it and the email to book my stage 2. I had to wait a few days to get all of the information for stage 2 though
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Old 21st Jul 2017, 22:41   #10272 (permalink)
 
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Oh also,
Can anyone who was lucky enough to get that far, tell me what the medical involves?

I don't know of anything i could fail on but knowing my luck.. 🙄

Thanks ☺️

Medical is a Class 3 Medical Certificate. If you look online, you will get plenty of documentation from CAA regarding it.
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Old 22nd Jul 2017, 17:31   #10273 (permalink)
 
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 12:35   #10274 (permalink)


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Thank you for replying and for the advice! I'm driving up, furthest I've ever driven so I'm mainly worried about that haha!

I'm heading up for the June 17th assessment day if anyone else is on that one?!
I meant August 17th haha!
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 12:15   #10275 (permalink)
 
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Congrats, pleased for you!

Yes I got an email about that - I still haven't got a confirmed start date, still waiting for a date from them for my medical so I don't know if they're waiting for my certificate before they give me a definite date. Would like to know sooner or later if it will be July though, need to get accommodation etc. sorted and not long to go! Not too bothered if it ends up being on the next course, I just want to know either way. Seems like they're super busy at the moment though with lots of applicants. We shall see!
Did you end up getting on the July course?
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 20:27   #10276 (permalink)


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Dumbest thing I did this year

After hours of reading this forum and as well doing countless online tests...i decide to click the link in my email and then out of fear i close the browser because i felt i wasnt ready...i didnt even click start i was on the instruction page and closed the browser upon going back to the link they said error you cannot reenter this page as you have already started the test.

Well i hope my mishap brought a smile to your face
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 01:10   #10277 (permalink)
 
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Good morning guys.
Newbie in this forum

Thanks for all the advice given. I have read the posts for the last few months and they are really helpful.

I applied in 2014 and failed stage 1 and now they told me that they are under policy review, so I cannot reapply until Feb 2018. I have a few questions if you don't mind.

1. Are the collision avoidance and strip management display tests still being taken?
2. how is the diagrammatical test? does it ask you for the correct output ALWAYS? or does it ask you for the correct input, operator or output?

Thanks in advance and good luck for those ones taking the assessments soon!
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 15:28   #10278 (permalink)
 
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Did you end up getting on the July course?
Yes I did luckily, just had my first week - still not had my medical.. but neither have quite a few on my course. This isn't normally the case as they prefer you to have clearance before you start, but seems like they've been pretty overwhelmed with new applicants, and some started on the July course after getting their offer only weeks before, which I was quite surprised at. If you're beginning on the next course then that should (hopefully) be enough time to get it sorted.

Hope to see you around the place in a few months!
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 16:53   #10279 (permalink)
 
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Not trying to dishearten anyone, however if you fail your medical are you then removed from the course?
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Old 30th Jul 2017, 19:21   #10280 (permalink)


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Accepted!

Hi folks!

I've just had the fantastic news that I've been accepted for ATCO training with NATS. Anyone else out there pencilled in for the January course?
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