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Courses that makes a difference in your aviation career

Takeoff Aviation Academy

 The academy is a UK based  Aviation Training Organisation. The academy specialises in the following courses: We deliver some of the courses under license from Eurocontrol Training Zone. Where we develop our own courses these comply with the ICAO syllabus and or mapped to the Eurocontrol Specification for the ATCO Common Core Content Initial Training for the rating courses.

Air Traffic Control Courses

Air Traffic Control/Management

All levels of ATC courses offered in UK and Abroad. Rating courses are delivered to ICAO standards and on customer preference cam be mapped to the EUROCONTROL Specifications for the ATCO Common  Core Content Initial Training

ATC Refresher /Emergency Handling

Refresher courses promotes the maintaining and enhancing of air traffic controller performance by focusing the training on the competencies needed to perform their duties safely and efficiently. The training makes use of various scenarios that expose the controller to the most relevant threats and errors in their environment.

OJTI / Leadership

This course provides qualified Air Traffic Controllers or other ATS personnel with the necessary competencies to work as On-the-Job-Training Instructors. Additionally, the course can be taken to renew the validity of an expired OJTI/STDI endorsement.

Level 3 Aviation Diploma  ( Pearson)

LEVEL 3 Aviation Operations Diploma

This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working, or want to work, in the aviation industry. It could lead to employment as an air traffic controller or flight operations officer  or airports professional  or manager or airlines career . This qualification is available online and in the UK and qualifies for university degree credits.

Academy Diplomas and Course Bundles

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Air Traffic Control Diploma 

Get your Basic Course and Rating courses in UK. Some of the theory aspects available via virtual classes . International students can study up to 6 months in UK. Included in the qualification is , ICAO 051 Basic , ICA052 Aerodrome Control, ICAO 053 Approach Procedural , ICAO 054 Radar/Surveillance, ICAO 055 Area Control - (Procedural Courses).

Regulatory Courses Bundle

Study Aviation Safety Audit Techniques, Environmental Impact Assessment Safety Management System, Surveillance of  Service Providers, Air Traffic Services Audits, Resolution Of Safety Concerns, Resolution of Safety Concerns as a bundle and save.  Available Online, Virtual and in UK or as blended course

ATS Training Diploma

Become a qualified trainer. You will study the following as art of your qualification, Instructional Techniques, Train the Trainer, Competency based Training (CBT), On the job Instructor, Course Development, Simulator Development, Examiner, Assessor. Study up to six months in UK or online or Virtual classes.

      Aviation English                   ICAO Language Raters courses    

Speak English?  We Speak your Language

Aviation English

In order to conform with ICAO Language Proficiency requirements, Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and all others who use English in R/T communication on international routes must be at ICAO English Language Level 4 (Operational) or above. This must be confirmed by successful completion of an airline industry approved test.  we offer intense aviation English lessons. Available in UK or Online and Virtual classes.

ICAO Raters Course

This course is intended for teachers of aviation English and aviation professionals who are required to assess and rate the English language capabilities of pilots, air traffic controllers and other aviation professionals, according to the Language Proficiency Requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), as set out in ICAO Document 9835. The participants’ level of English language should be advanced. This will be assessed prior to the commencement of the course. Delivered in UK and Online/Virtual

English Language Testing

Approved English Testing available  in UK.  You can have the option to  be assessed and tested using Eurocontrol ELPAC system and certified.  This is the world leading testing systems.

More Aviation Courses

Aeronautical Search & Rescue

This course, developed in accordance with ICAO search and rescue (SAR) manuals, provides you with the competencies to conduct aeronautical operations in your respective Rescue Coordination Centres (RCCs), as well as cover aeronautical SAR procedures. You will have the opportunity to participate in a paper SAR Exercise (SAREX), to train you to coordinate, direct and control aeronautical SAR operations under simulated SAR scenarios.

Air Traffic Control Training /Simulator Development

Course available that  gives you qualifications to become efficient trainers , course developers and Synthetic Devices instructor and Practicals/simulator  course developer. These courses are available in UK , Abroad and Online.


Comprehensive  Aeronautical Information Services (AIS) course whose objective is to ensure the flow of aeronautical information and data necessary for the safety, regularity and efficiency of international air navigation. Learn about the ICAO Annexes and documentation that relate to AIS, AIS user requirements and principles, the dependence of safety on the quality of aeronautical information, the application of AIS in the cockpit, and ICAO’s roadmap for the transition from AIS to Aeronautical Information Management (AIM).

Even More Aviation Courses

Human Factors

The role of Human Factors (HF) in the design, evaluation and implementation of ATM systems is critical, in particular because a balanced trade-off between human and machine is necessary and inevitable for future air traffic growth.
Human factors are issues affecting how people do their jobs. They are the social and personal skills, such as communication and decision making which complement our technical skills. These are important for safe and efficient aviation.


 This course imparts knowledge and skills to the students that enable them to qualify for further training or unit training to become an Aerodrome Flight Information Service Officer (AFISO). The content is in line with the AFIS service described in the following documents: Regulation (EU) No 923/2012 of 26 September 2012Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) The Rules of the Air Regulations 2015 Official Record Series 4
CAP 393 The Air Navigation Order 2016


The general aim of this course module is to impart fundamental knowledge, skills and behaviour to enable learners to perform CISM and CISM peer support in the form of individual crisis intervention. Learners will understand the nature of stress, crises and traumatic events, and will be able to explain the special requirements in ATC-related incident stress management. In a role-play exercise learners shall be able to apply the skills required for the individual support in form of a one-to-one crisis intervention.


A Safety Management System (SMS) within any aviation organisation provides a systematic approach to managing safety. For an SMS to be effective, there must be the necessary organisational structures, accountabilities, responsibilities, policies and procedures. An effective SMS should enable an organisation to identify hazards, assess risks and can be the mechanism to continuously improve safety performance.


We deliver several courses that are aimed at regulatory aspects of the aviation industry.  Courses are aimed at CAAs inspectors/auditors, ANSPs, Airports operators etc.


PBN is one of several enablers of an Airspace Concept. The others are Communications, ATS Surveillance and ATM. The PBN Concept is comprised of three components: The Navigation Specification, the Navaid Infrastructure and the Navigation Application. We also deliver several courses aimed at Airspace Use.

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