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Old 11th Apr 2018, 23:28   #10541 (permalink)
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Hi all

Can anyone please tell me what happens if I went to school in a different country and as a result, I don't have GCSEs. I do have an educational certificate, but I could not find exactly what is it equivalent to in the UK. I did not take final exams from Maths though, as I could only choose one science subject and I went for Physics.Also, I believe that as English was only a second language, it is not classed as an equivalent for GSCE exam for sure.

Anyone from abroad who is currently employed by NATS cares to give me a bit of an insight into this?


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Old 12th Apr 2018, 10:42   #10542 (permalink)
 
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Could someone that has been through Stage 3 at NATS recently send me a PM, please?

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Old 12th Apr 2018, 13:47   #10543 (permalink)


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Looking for some tips guys?

Hi! I am currently at stage 1 of my assessment and I'm about to take diagrammatic reasoning test as well as spatial reasoning test. I've had couple of practice attempts, turned out a bit better that I expected, but I'm slightly nervous, as the level of difficulty will most likely be higher that in the tests I've taken so far..
Sooo.. Do any of you have any tips with regards to these 2 tests? I would appreciate any help!
Feel free to e-mail me at mtyrak94@gmail.com.

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Old 13th Apr 2018, 10:42   #10544 (permalink)
 
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Could someone that has been through Stage 3 at NATS recently send me a PM, please?

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How did you find stage2? Any insight into the day was structured and what entailed would be appreciated!
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Thank you for all the information!

So for the likes of airports throughout Europe, who is training and recruiting their ATCs?

For example what would be the route to working at CDG?
Be French for starters.
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 19:18   #10546 (permalink)
 
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so how much is the ATC education if someone was to take it privately? At Global ATS or somewhere else ?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 23:11   #10547 (permalink)


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Just passed Stage 2, with the ATC, FEAST and DART.

Can answer some questions if you like

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Old 17th Apr 2018, 00:00   #10548 (permalink)


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Be French for starters.
So they strictly employ French citizens?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 09:47   #10549 (permalink)
 
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Stage 3

So I passed stage 2. Absolutely delighted!

However, has anyone sat stage 3? Iím told thereís a further computer test and interview with competency based questions. Can anyone give further insight into the computer test and also maybe an example of the types of questions Iíll be faced with?

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Old 17th Apr 2018, 16:06   #10550 (permalink)


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For those that passed Stage 2, at the time and during FEAST/DART, did you feel that you hadn't done enough to pass?
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 17:25   #10551 (permalink)


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Can anyone give further insight into the computer test and also maybe an example of the types of questions Iíll be faced with?
Congrats Rich,

Passed stage 2 yesterday too, would appreciate any info on the above or a link to existing info

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Old 18th Apr 2018, 15:52   #10552 (permalink)


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Just passed Stage 2, with the ATC, FEAST and DART.

Can answer some questions if you like
Hi,

was there much maths related questions? if so what kind of maths was it? (speed distance time, fractions etc)

and are there any questions on the aircraft types in the document that they give you? (what speeds/levels)

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 10:37   #10553 (permalink)


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BrentvdP;

Thanks for responding. Much appreciated.

Are all of the questions multiple choice?
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 19:40   #10554 (permalink)


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Yes they are
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Old 19th Apr 2018, 22:04   #10555 (permalink)


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BrentvdP;

When you say distances in the UK, is that in regards to the wake turbulence between aircraft?
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 13:05   #10556 (permalink)


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No just distance, thats it
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