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Old 28th Jan 2014, 15:32
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atco training in sussex?

Do they still train for atcos in Sussex?schoolfriend on the south coast wants to look at training and nats are sooooo slow
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 15:53
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These are the training providers approved by the UK CAA

ATC Training Providers | Air Traffic Services | Operations and Safety
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 18:40
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Thanks guys..i was told (by him)that there is 9 months after graduating to start training but there is aapc or something that can be done is that right?am confused now though as there seems to one in shoreham is that not right?????????????
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 18:42
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Sorry but what do you mean wary???????????are their crooks out their????
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 18:55
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AFAIK a student ATCO license is valid from date of issue for 2 years.

That is, you have 2 years to commence on the job training, but the training can be completed after the initial 2 year period
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 19:00
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Thank you whitelighter-i love this site as i can learn lots.just had a pm saying that globalats were closing down at shoreham airport so i am even more confused///help???
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 21:12
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An APC is "Assesment of Prior Competence" and is done if your student rating lapses before you start unit training. It is usually a short course (2 days or so I think) in the sim to check that you still remember the stuff you need to train.

If he has the chance to go with NATS though why not go for that, they will pay you to train, which is a lot cheaper than paying to do it (and then have to hunt for a job). It might be slow but still seems a much better option to me...
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 21:22
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You're wrong about having 2 years to start training at a unit. I wish that was the case!!
You have 9 months to start a unit UTP from the date of finishing a student rating course, If you dont mange this then a APC is required (a minimum of 3 days btw). The student licence is valid for 2 years but you can apply to the caa for an extension on this if youve done APC's etc.
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 21:41
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Where does it say that it is a minimum of 3 days?????????????????
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Old 28th Jan 2014, 21:51
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I dont know the source of that but as im about to do an APC, both colleges in the uk have told me the CAA mandate a minmum of 3 days for an APC testing....
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 05:27
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Digging around I can see that only globalats have a minimum of 3 days set for anyone to do aapc so not sure about the data you provide if i am honest.has anyone ever failed a apc????????????
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 07:47
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Is your keyboard broken? Or are you intentionally using all those question marks?
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 07:49
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APC

I had to do an APC about 4 years ago and it took two and half days. Basically they run for as long as you are comfortable with controlling again, a verbal and then an assessed practical. And that's it, you have another 6 months to start UTP.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 07:50
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I wish you could 'like' posts, Squawk 750.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 08:09
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YSB. Your friend needs to mug up on the Air Traffic Controllers licence and the best references in the UK are here:

Becoming an Air Traffic Controller | Air Traffic Personnel | Personal Licences and Training

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP744.PDF
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 09:47
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Results in from all three atc schools in GB on apc test
NATS person (HR) didn't know - but PM to me says as required
Global ATS - say min 3 days to be billed (funny that)
Resource Group no minimum as described by S7500

No more question marks sorry to offend you just trying to help my friend out
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 09:50
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Thanks Mr HD for those links.he is mugging up as you suggest

nothing there about minimum time for an apc and i am told that the period is now NINE months. is that cap744 out of date?
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 19:08
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I'm doing an ADI APC in March. Booked in for 4 days.
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 20:43
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Wasn't there a plan for an ATC College at Shoreham at one time?
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Old 29th Jan 2014, 21:23
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Wasn't ASTAC there until fairly recently?
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