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AKO has a wide range of aviation related virtual courses to meet your training needs.

All courses in our AKO catalogue can be delivered via AKO Classroom - an instructor-led course with others in a virtual classroom; AKO Flexi - study in your own time and pace with instructor check-ins as required; as self-directed learning using AirBooks, our cloud-based interactive learning resources; and AKO Gateway - where you can establish your own training academy and train your way. Learn more about AKO here.

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We also have a range of scheduled AKO courses - delivered via AKO Classroom, studying as a cohort in our virtual classroom environment. View our scheduled courses here.

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Course catalogue 

See below for the full list of courses available through the AKO virtual academy.  Refer to Scheduled courses above for upcoming courses and to enrol. Contact us for more information about any courses listed in our catalogue and to discuss your training requirements.

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ICAO 10056/EASA basic training

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Air Traffic Management

In this course learners will describe the basic principles of air traffic management and apply basic operational procedures.

Aviation Law

In this course learners will apply the regulations governing the rules of the air, airspace and flight planning and explain their development or, where applicable, their incorporation into national legislation.

Equipment and Systems

In this course learners will explain the working principles of equipment that is used in ATC and appreciate how this equipment aids the controller in providing safe and efficient ATS.

Professional Environment

In this course learners will recognise the need for close cooperation with other parties concerning ATM operations and aspects of environmental protection.

Aircraft

In this course learners will describe the basic principles of the theory of flight and aircraft characteristics and how these influence ATS operations.

Navigation

In this course learners will explain the basic principles of navigation and use this knowledge in ATS operations.

Human Factors

In this course learners will characterise factors which affect personal and team performance.

Meteorology

In this course learners will describe how meteorology affects ATS operations and aircraft performance, and apply meteorological information in the basic operational procedures of ATS.

ICAO 051 Licensing Subjects training

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Aviation Operations

In this course learners will describe the basic principles of air traffic services and apply basic operational procedures.

Human Factors

In this course learners will characterise factors which affect personal and team performance.

General Aviation Knowledge

In this course learners will describe basic theory of flight principles, aircraft characteristics and performance and how these influence ATS operations.

Equipment and Systems

In this course learners will explain the working principles of equipment that is used in ATC and appreciate how this equipment aids the controller in providing safe and efficient ATS.

Aviation Law

In this course learners will apply the regulations governing the rules of the air, airspace and flight planning and explain their development or, where applicable, their incorporation into national legislation.

Navigation

In this course learners will explain the basic principles of navigation and use this knowledge in ATS operations.

Meteorology

In this course learners will describe how meteorology affects ATS operations and aircraft performance, and apply meteorological information in the basic operational procedures of ATS.

Intro to ATC

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Drone 101

Drone 101 covers helpful tips, Civil Aviation Rules and airspace, flight preparation and planning, operations and also includes 6 useful checklists to guide you through your drone flights.

Tech 101

Tech 101 discusses the types of systems and technology that are used in Air Traffic Management (ATM) to provide a safe and effective service.

SMS 101

SMS 101 is an introduction to Safety Management Systems (SMS) for ATS personnel. It discusses how safety should be achieved, assured and promoted within ANSPs.

PBN 101

PBN 101 is an introduction to Performance Based Navigation, relevant for training existing controllers and new trainees.

Aviation Law 101

Aviation Law 101 is designed to give anyone a basic understanding of the laws of aviation and how they are governed by both national and international organisations.

ATC 101

ATC 101 is aimed at individuals working in the industry, or those looking to enter, who do not come from an ATC or aviation background.

ATC Operations

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Air Traffic Flow Management

This course provides a basic understanding of what ATFM is, why is it used (benefits and issues) and its effects on ATC.

Introduction to Fatigue Awareness

The course describes the dangers of fatigue in an ATC environment and how it affects an ATC’s performance.

Factors Affecting Aircraft Performance

This course provides a basic overview of aircraft engines and various principles of flight such as wake turbulence, aircraft stability and forces acting on an aircraft.

Phraseology & Communication Skills

This course describes the phraseologies used in ATC. This includes the use of standard phraseologies, how they are pronounced and other various knowledge required for communications.

Low Visibility Operations Theory Training

This course explains what low visibility operations are and the processes ATC’s must follow during them.

ATS Assessor

Understand the skills and knowledge required to conduct assessments in the operational environment.

Watch Supervisor

Lead your operational team with confidence by developing skills to help you work efficiently and safely to manage an operational air traffic service environment.

OJT Instructor

Learn how to apply a competency training model to an operational environment, give feedback that supports learning and motivate trainees through skill deficiency diagnosis and positive reinforcement.

ATC Refresher training

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Watch Supervisor Refresher

Refresh your skills as a Watch Supervisor. This course covers team management, quality management, threat and error management, communication, and stress and fatigue.

Team Resource Management Refresher

This course explains various techniques and concepts to be aware of within ATC teams to ensure they are working effectively and efficiently.

Human Factors Refresher

This course discusses the relationship between human factors and an ATC environment and why human factors are important in ATC.

ATC Emergencies

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Emergency Situations

This course covers the basics of various emergencies such as alerting services and how they should be used, emergency communications, and discussing additional subjects in supplementary reading.

Contingency Response Planning

This course outlines what is involved when creating a contingency plan for an ANSP.

Abnormal Situation Handling

This course covers examples of abnormal situations an ATC may encounter and how they should be handled. It also discusses types of incident reports and what should/shouldn’t be reported.

Compromised Separation Theory

This course examines how aircraft may end up in a compromised separation situation and how a controller can resolve these situations.

Emergency Response Planning

This course covers emergencies that air traffic services may encounter and how to appropriately handle them in order to have minimal disruption to other services.

ATSEP

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Introduction and Regulations

This course explains the ATSEP role, regulations governing it, and provides a background to airspace management, meteorology, and aeronautical information systems.

Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance

This course covers navigation fundamentals for aircraft, ground and space-based systems, surveillance fundamentals, and both voice and data communications concepts.

Processing and Maintenance

This course covers basic concepts in ATM Data Processing, system management, control and monitoring, basic maintenance practices, and supporting infra-structure.

Safety and Human Factors

This course covers the regulatory requirement for a Safety Management System, operational and occupational risk assessment, and Human Factors in an aviation environment.

Other courses

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ICAO Language Proficiency Rater Training

An intensive workshop to train linguistic and operational specialists how to develop, administer, manage, and rate Oral Proficiency Interviews in the aviation industry.

Security Awareness

This course provides a basic understanding of the safety and security required in both the ATC and ANSP work environments.

Navigating Change

This course helps the student to understand how to adapt to changes in their work and wider life.

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