Aviation Training

What's included on the day?

  • Free all-day car park
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Full use of facilities 
  • Showers and changing facilities 
  • WiFi
  • PPE
  • Workbooks 

Our list of courses include: 

Firefighter Bridging Course

The Firefighter Bridging course is aimed at personnel who have previously completed an ex-forces, MOD Firefighters basic recruits course, or a LAFB Firefighter course.

They should also be able to demonstrate and prove their competence in the core skills i.e. knowledge, understanding and practical elements of a Firefighter and be qualified and competent Breathing Apparatus wearer.

The aim of the course is to provide the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding, through delivery of a SLP, whereby individuals will gain the skills to competently act in the Firefighter role at aircraft accidents/incidents, which will satisfy the laid down standards in the AFF units 1-12 defined in CAP 699.

Length of Course 

  • 2 week (10 days)

The Firefighter Bridging Course objectives include:

  • Utilise the principles of dynamic risk assessment and safe person concept.
  • Define primary and secondary media tactics used for firefighting.
  • Specify tactics and techniques based on aircraft accident or incident case study(s).
  • Demonstrate core Firemanship practical skills (hose running, ladder drills, knots & lines)
  • Demonstrate competence in application in the use of fire service equipment in ‘live’ fire scenarios.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate tactics and techniques used when dealing with various simulated aircraft accident/incidents.

Please note: Due to the physical nature of these courses, candidates are required to verify they have been medically assessed, and deemed fit and able to undertake course activities prior to attendance. Candidates attending this course must be currently certified as competent in the role of Breathing Apparatus Wearer. To gain access airside, all students must be in possession of either a valid passport or photo type driving licence.

Firefighter Initial Course

The Firefighter Initial course is aimed at personnel who are looking to take up the role of Aerodrome Firefighter.

The course aims to provide knowledge and skills to comply with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Including the CAP 168 – Certificates of Competency, CAP 699 Standards for the Competence of Rescue and Firefighting Service (RFFS), and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Document Annex 14 and document 9137-AN/898 Airport Services Manual Part 1, Rescue and Firefighting and EASA as an AMC.

Length of Course 

  • 5-week (25 days)

The Firefighter Initial course syllabus includes:

  • Understand and put into practice the principles of (DRA) Dynamic Risk Assessment and Safe Person Concept.
  • Understand the appropriate actions to take and the tactics and techniques that could be employed at aircraft accidents and incidents having discussed aircraft accident or incident case studies.
  • Utilise a range of Primary and Secondary medias currently in use for aviation firefighting
  • Prove competence in the use of Fire Service appliances and equipment during a range of simulated aircraft accidents or incidents
  • Work as part of a team, understanding and showing the required skills to successfully achieve the required aims and objectives.

The (SLP) structured learning programme will be formally assessed via written, oral and practical assessments. On successful completion, the individual will be issued with a certificate of competence highlighting the units achieved in line with CAP 699. Valid for 4-years. 

Firefighter Revalidation Course

The Firefighter Revalidation course is aimed at personnel who have already successfully completed a Firefighter Initial course or equivalent.

The course aims to provide knowledge and skills to comply with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Including the CAP 168 – Certificates of Competency, CAP 699 Standards for the Competence of Rescue and Firefighting Service (RFFS), and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Document Annex 14 and document 9137-AN/898 Airport Services Manual Part 1, Rescue and Firefighting and EASA as an AMC.

Length of Course 

  • 1 week (5 days)

The Firefighter Initial course syllabus includes:

  • Understand and put into practice the principles of (DRA) Dynamic Risk Assessment and Safe Person Concept.
  • Understand the appropriate actions to take and the tactics and techniques that could be employed at aircraft accidents and incidents having discussed aircraft accident or incident case studies.
  • Utilise a range of Primary and Secondary medias currently in use for aviation firefighting
  • Prove competence in the use of Fire Service appliances and equipment during a range of simulated aircraft accidents or incidents
  • Work as part of a team, understanding and showing the required skills to successfully achieve the required aims and objectives.

The (SLP) structured learning programme will be formally assessed via written, oral and practical assessments. On successful completion, the individual will be issued with a certificate of competence highlighting the units achieved in line with CAP 699. Valid for 4-years. 

Crew Commander Initial Course

The Crew Commander Incident Command Initial course aims to provide the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding through delivery of a structured learning program (SLP). Individuals will gain the skills to act in support of the Incident Commander at aircraft accidents or incidents.

During the course, candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of command and control at Crew Commander level. They will have the use of operational fire teams to manage, assess and direct at a major aerodrome incident. This practical application will be complimented with VR exercises at our purpose built suite.

Length of Course 

  • 1 week (5 days)

The Crew Commander Initial Course objectives include:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Crew Commander within the Incident Command System
  • Describe the importance of effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System
  • Describe the importance of managing crew safety
  • Apply dynamic risk assessments and the appropriate control measures that could be encountered at incidents during virtual reality simulations
  • Demonstrate effective command and control of various practical fire ground simulations
Crew Commander Revalidation Course

The Crew Commander Incident Command Revalidation course aims to provide the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding through delivery of a structured learning program (SLP). Individuals will gain the skills to act in support of the Incident Commander at aircraft accidents or incidents.

 

During the course, candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of command and control at Crew Commander level. They will have the use of operational fire teams to manage, assess and direct at a major aerodrome incident. This practical application will be complimented with VR exercises at our purpose built suite.

Length of Course 

  • 1 week (5 days)

The Crew Commander Revalidation Course objectives include:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Crew Commander within the Incident Command System.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage crew safety.
  • Apply dynamic risk assessments and the appropriate control measures that could be encountered at incidents during virtual reality simulations.
  • Demonstrate effective command and control of various practical fire ground simulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively manage a simulated incident at Sector Command level.

 

Supervisor Initial Course

The Supervisor Initial course aims to apply the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding, through the delivery of a structured learning program (SLP). Individuals will demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge required to competently carry out the role of Airport Incident Commander at aircraft accidents/incidents.

During the course, candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of command and control at Supervisor Level. They will have the use of operational fire teams to manage, assess and direct a major aerodrome incident. This practical application will be complimented with VR exercises in our purpose-built suite.

Length of Course 

  • 2 weeks (10 days)

The Supervisor Initial Course objectives include:

  • Plan and manage a training programme as per CAP 699
  • State the relevant legislation for RFFS provision at aerodromes
  • Discuss the environmental issues associated with RFFS training and aerodrome accidents or incidents
  • Apply dynamic risk assessment and the appropriate control measures associated with aircraft incidents during practical exercises and virtual reality simulations
  • Describe the principles of analytical risk assessments
  • State the role and responsibilities of the supervisor within the Incident Command System
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage crew safety and welfare
  • Discuss post incident considerations, including legal implications of the decision making, actions, recording and performance of the Incident Commander and his crew during a mock courtroom exercise
Supervisor Revalidation Course

The Supervisor Revalidation course aims to apply the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding, through delivery of a structured learning program (SLP).  Individuals will demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge required to competently carry out the role of Airport Incident Commander at aircraft accidents/incidents are being maintained.

During the course, candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of command and control at Supervisor Level. They will have the use of operational fire teams to manage, assess and direct at a major aerodrome incident. This practical application will be complimented with VR exercises at our purpose built suite.

Length of Course 

  • 1 week (5 days)

The Supervisor Revalidation Course objectives include:

  • State the role and responsibilities of the supervisor within the Incident Command System
  • Apply dynamic or analytical risk assessment and appropriate control measures that could be experienced during an incidents bringing the incident to a safe and successful conclusion
  • State the relevant legislation for RFFS provision at aerodromes
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage crew safety and welfare throughout incidents

 

 

If you can't find what you are looking for, don't worry, we can do bespoke courses tailored to your needs. Please speak to a member of our team and they will be able to assist you further. 

To find out more and to book a course, please email us at [email protected] or calling (0191) 214 3337.

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