Training solutions to suit any customer
NATS is a global leader in aviation providing a safe, efficient and effective Air Traffic Management service. This highly effective operation is built on a sophisticated engineering infrastructure consisting of over a hundred different RADAR, Communication, Navigational Aid and Data Comms sites spanning the entire United Kingdom. In order to maintain these complex systems NATS employs and trains (in-house) highly motivated and performing engineers to work at the highest level, capable of operating in critical and high pressure situations.
Being an industry leader NATS has always chosen to train its own engineering staff utilising Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP) accredited professional trainers with specialist system knowledge, skills and understanding required to take apprentice level students all the way to high performance specialist engineers.
NATS has developed an extensive engineering training catalogue which customers can now benefit from by accessing the very same high level training used to train its own in-house staff to the highest possible standards.
ATSEP Basic TDD9100BASIC training covers knowledge of the Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) environment and skills applicable to all ATSEPs. Read full description
ATSEP Shared TDD9101ATSEP shared module is in three parts: Safety Management, Health and Safety Management and Human Factors and is covered over three days. Read full description
ATSEP Communications Data TDD9102NATS, as an established ANSP, relies on a wide range of data networks to support all of its operational voice, surveillance and flight data systems. Read full description
ATSEP Communications Voice TDD9103This course is divided into 5 modules; Transmission paths, Voice Communications, Air-Ground, Voice Communications, Ground-Ground, Recording and Functional Safety. Read full description
ATSEP Radio Navigation Aids TDD 9104The engineering students attending the Radio Navigation Aids course will explore subjects like Navigation concepts, Ground Based En-route and terminal Navigation Aids. Read full description
ATSEP Surveillance TDD9105With our established surveillance network, NATS uses radar systems and has acquired an enviable degree of experience in providing an enhanced level of surveillance data. Read full description
ATSEP Data Processing TDD9106This course is designed to provide the student with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental structure that supports Air Traffic Services in an ATC environment. Read full description
ATSEP System Monitoring & Control (SMC) TDD9107On this course you will learn the theory and principles behind the equipment and processes that monitor and control one of the busiest and yet safest air spaces in the world. Read full description
On Job Training Instructor TDD1920To ensure that engineering expertise is developed and maintained NATS trains competent engineers to deliver practical on the job training. Read full description
Technical Skills Assessor TDD9108In order to maintain high quality engineering standards NATS engineers undergo competency assessments on the specific equipment they maintain. Read full description
Training Developer TDD9109Training must match the need to satisfy performance objectives, the training developer course teaches competency-based training methodology and provides the necessary skills to standardise training packages using a systems approach to training. Read full description
FERNAU 2020 DMEThis 5 day course covers the purpose, function and architecture of this UHF Distance Measuring equipment and the interdependencies within the system. The engineer will be able to describe the signal path through the system, how to use test equipment and the monitoring system to determine serviceability and correctly diagnose and rectify defects.
Frequentis VCS 3020xVCS3020x Voice Switch is used by airports and ATCCs around the world. This course describes how the switch routes the Air/Ground/Air and telephone voice information from the controller position to the external equipment and vice-versa. The students will use the monitoring system to verify system serviceability and will use it to rectify faults. The engineer will also learn how to configure system software to support additional new assets.
IRVR 2000IRVR provides an estimate of the visual guidance the pilot of an aircraft will have at touch down and roll-out or during take-off. This 5 day course describes the operation and design of the IRVR and how the control and monitoring can be used to interrogate the runway components and scrutinise system reliability. The engineer will also resolve faults on the system and bring it back into service.
NDB SA50/ NDB SA100The Non Directional Beacon is a navigational aid used in a variety of roles within the aviation industry. This course describes the purpose, function and architecture of an NDB and how to set up system parameters from scratch. The engineer will use a variety of tools and test equipment to diagnose faults and return the system to an operational state.
Thales DVOR 432 and RACAL DVOR MkIIaDVOR is a navigational ground beacon which provides an omnidirectional signal enabling an aircraft to determine its bearing. Engineers attending this course will learn the principles and architecture of the DVOR and have the opportunity to carry out periodic maintenance, fault diagnosis and the replacement of faulty units. They will also gain experience in setting to work the system and restoring it to operational service.
Anritsu Sitemaster user courseThe operational performance of transmitters and receivers is only as good as the aerials that support them. This course describes how engineers can reliably monitor the performance of an aerial and feeder system and detect both a degradation in performance and faults caused by deterioration or damage. These principles are then used practically by monitoring aerial systems to determine those are serviceable and those that are faulty.
Park Air NM7000A & NM7000B ILSThe instrumented Landing System is a ground-based navigational aid that provides precision guidance to an aircraft as it approaches and lands on a runway. This course describes the Architecture and functionality of the ILS and how engineers can remotely monitor the system for serviceability. The engineer will be given the opportunity to carry out periodic maintenance, fault diagnosis and the replacement of faulty units. They will also gain experience in setting to work the system and restoring it to operational service.
Communications Service Monitor 2945AThe portable Communications Service Monitor is used for carrying out routine and maintenance testing on radio transmitters, receivers and other radio and navigational equipment such as DVOR and ILS. On this course the engineer will use its facilities, equivalent to the standard test equipment used in radio system maintenance, when setting a transmitter, receiver, multicoupler and isolator to work.
CISCO IOS IntroductionThis 3 day course introduces engineers in System Support, test or design environments to Cisco IOS-based switches. The course explores Cisco architecture, how IOS Routers interconnect networks, OSI Layer configuration and useful configuration and diagnostic commands.
Introduction to IP NetworkingDuring this 3 day course delegates will learn how to allocate IP addresses to computers, making use of masks to divide them into sub-networks of differing sizes, such that any given pair of computers can communicate. They will also have the opportunity to test and correct faults on networks using software tools and protocol analysis.
Data Communications LiteracyThis one day course serves as an introduction to Data Communications for those who require a general understanding of common concepts and terminology.
Human Factors The ‘Human Factor’ is crucial to the safe and efficient operation of any complex safety-critical system.
English Language All NATS English language courses are tailored to fit the requirements of the aviation industry.