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Old 8th Nov 2023, 16:23
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I had my stage 3 assessment day a couple of weeks ago - could anyone let me know when they heard back after their stage 3?

I see that people who had their assessment centres in summer waited up to 6 weeks Has anyone had a more recent assessment centre who could advise?
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Old 15th Nov 2023, 14:19
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For ours we were told that we would find out within a week but I think this was only if you were successful. In my case I think it was around 3 weeks to find out I failed.
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Old 17th Nov 2023, 16:24
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Originally Posted by nysm
I had my stage 3 assessment day a couple of weeks ago - could anyone let me know when they heard back after their stage 3?

I see that people who had their assessment centres in summer waited up to 6 weeks Has anyone had a more recent assessment centre who could advise?
I heard I was successful just over a week later. My stage 3 assessment was mid October. Good luck 🤞
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Old 18th Nov 2023, 11:22
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Congratulations! When does your course start? I imagine NATS must have be filled most of their spaces for 2024 already?
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 11:09
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Originally Posted by nysm
I had my stage 3 assessment day a couple of weeks ago - could anyone let me know when they heard back after their stage 3?

I see that people who had their assessment centres in summer waited up to 6 weeks Has anyone had a more recent assessment centre who could advise?
Hi there I had my assessment date mid-October, and heard back via phone call 4 weeks later, with a yes - July 2024 course
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 17:45
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Did anyone else managed to get feedback from their assessment? I put a lot of effort into my preparation for it and to not know why I failed has been pretty difficult.
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Old 19th Nov 2023, 23:25
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Originally Posted by GingerDog
Hi there I had my assessment date mid-October, and heard back via phone call 4 weeks later, with a yes - July 2024 course
Thanks so much for getting back to me - my assessment centre was late October so I知 hoping I値l hear back this week!
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Old 20th Nov 2023, 08:24
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Originally Posted by nysm
Thanks so much for getting back to me - my assessment centre was late October so I知 hoping I値l hear back this week!
Hope you hear soon, and good luck! To be honest, it seems that there is such variation in the length it takes to hear back, that I don't think more time is any indication of pass/fail.

Best of luck, and let me know if you happen to be on my course!
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Old 21st Nov 2023, 09:05
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999
Congratulations! When does your course start? I imagine NATS must have be filled most of their spaces for 2024 already?
Thank you! March 2024 so counting down the days!
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Old 21st Nov 2023, 13:59
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Originally Posted by Ashers99
Thank you! March 2024 so counting down the days!
Exciting times!

It's interesting to see they are still offering courses for the first half of next year. They have held so many Stage 3 assessments now (2-3 / month for 6 months = 200+ people). If they have only filled a few courses so far there must be quite a low % of people making it through.
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Old 4th Dec 2023, 14:38
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Interesting that they're also recruiting experienced controllers at the moment too.
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Old 6th Dec 2023, 05:48
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Originally Posted by Ashers99
Thank you! March 2024 so counting down the days!
Congratulations! Is this for Area or Aerodrome? I知 on the July Area course
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Old 6th Dec 2023, 05:50
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Originally Posted by GingerDog
Hi there I had my assessment date mid-October, and heard back via phone call 4 weeks later, with a yes - July 2024 course
I found out 5 days after my Stage 3 - seems to be a variety in times regardless whether people have been successful or not. I知 July 2024 course too!
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Old 7th Dec 2023, 23:53
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Originally Posted by keiran99
I found out 5 days after my Stage 3 - seems to be a variety in times regardless whether people have been successful or not. I知 July 2024 course too!
Nice one! Congratulations 😊 I tried to send you a private message but the site only seems to allow direct messages to people with at least 3 posts.
As we池e on the same course, let me know if you want to connect somehow 😁
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Old 9th Dec 2023, 07:54
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Originally Posted by keiran99
Congratulations! Is this for Area or Aerodrome? I知 on the July Area course

​​​​​​Congrats! Aerodrome for me. Just can't wait to get cracking now!
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Old 12th Dec 2023, 18:41
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Stage 3 on 23-Nov, offered an Area Course starting 8-Dec-24 (I have a 9 month notice period).

Interestingly they were doing another Stage 3 assessment today.
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Old 13th Dec 2023, 16:19
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How do you guys know whether you're on an area or aerodrome course? I'll be starting training next year but don't think I've been told which one, unless i'm missing something?
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 07:33
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Originally Posted by ShowmeATC
How do you guys know whether you're on an area or aerodrome course? I'll be starting training next year but don't think I've been told which one, unless i'm missing something?
I asked when they offered the date; was only really interested in Area.
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 12:14
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Interestingly they were doing another Stage 3 assessment today.
supposedly they were planning to reopen applications early next year, but if they are still conducting assessments from the last round perhaps this will be delayed. It seems that courses wouldn't be available until Q3/Q4 next year (or later...) anyway, so here is no rush to start a new round of recruitment.

How do you guys know whether you're on an area or aerodrome course? I'll be starting training next year but don't think I've been told which one, unless i'm missing something?
I believe (not sure....) that all the courses at Global are aerodrome, whereas the Whiteley ones could be either? It's interesting (and good!) that you get to find out at this early-stage - with an area course you already know you will end up at either Swanwick or Prestwick for example.
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Old 14th Dec 2023, 12:17
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Originally Posted by ManUtd1999
I believe (not sure....) that all the courses at Global are aerodrome, whereas the Whiteley ones could be either? It's interesting (and good!) that you get to find out at this early-stage - with an area course you already know you will end up at either Swanwick or Prestwick for example.
This is correct.
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