• Training packages and syllabuses are available to UK certificated instructors who are certificated to deliver the relevant training. The syllabuses are essentially the framework, providing learning outcomes and mandatory minimum content areas for certificated instructors to develop training courses flexibly around their local requirements.  Syllabuses are no longer provided in hard copy and will be sent in PDF format and any request for a copy of a syllabus should also include the Certificated Instructor Number (CIN). 

    All requests for any certification from any of the subject syllabuses listed below, should be sent to:

    Avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk

  • Provision of this training is mandatory for any Aircrew of UK registered qualifying aircraft employed to carry out activities associated within this syllabus. 

    The mandatory training in this syllabus may only be delivered by an instructor certificated by the DfT to deliver training to UK Aircrew and is listed on the CAA website.  Please note that Recognition of Competence (ROC) is available for Aircrew recurrent training only.   

    A separate certification is required for any certificated instructor to deliver the Recognition of Firearms and Explosives module. 

     

    This mandatory training is aimed at security managers employed by airports, airlines, cargo regulated agents and in-flight supplies who have responsibility for national implementation of  the National Aviation Security programme (NASP) at their entity. 

    Managers will be provided with information to enable them to understand the aims and objectives of the aviation security organisation; the threat to civil aviation and risks to its security and to be able to implement current security policies and procedures outlined in the relevant airport or airline security programme.

    Anyone attending this course in order to obtain certification to deliver ground security training will need to provide additional information, showing evidence of occupational currency in the subject matter or operational experience of working in the relevant aviation security area.

     

    Provision of this training is mandatory for any person carrying out, or supervising / managing staff carrying out any of the activities listed below:

    • implementing screening of airport supplies 
    • implementing security controls, other than screening, for airport supplie

    The training in this syllabus is to provide persons who carry out screening/security controls other than screening of airport supplies with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver  effective security of airport supplies; and in addition provide persons working for known suppliers who have access to airport supplies with the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective security in accordance with the relevant legislation.

    Instructors who wish to deliver this training should already be certificated to deliver the Ground Security Operative (GSO) or Aviation Security Managers syllabus..  

    The training in this syllabus is aimed at personnel who work in the in-flight 
    supplies environment and provides for training at all levels - general awareness, operatives, 
    supervisors, responsible persons and managers who are responsible for the local implementation of the National Aviation Security Programme (NASP). 

    It is designed to provide training for persons who work in the in-flight supplies environment with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective security of in-flight supplies;  and in addition those persons working for known suppliers who have access to in-flight supplies with the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective security in accordance with the relevant legislation.

    Additionally documented evidence of working /shadowing at an In-flight Supplies 
    Establishment is required when requesting certification for this syllabus. 

    This mandatory training is aimed at personnel who work in the Regulated Agent environment of air cargo and mail. The syllabuses provided for training at all levels - general awareness, operatives, supervisors, responsible persons and managers.  Staff working at a regulated agent site, including any drivers, require training under the Air Cargo (Regulated Agent) Security Training syllabus.

    The Cargo Managers course is the pre-requisite to apply for instructor certification for both Regulated Agent and Known Consignor training (see below). 

    Air Cargo (Known Consignor) Security Training (August 2014)

    This mandatory syllabus is to provide training for persons working for known 
    consignors who have access to identifiable air cargo with the relevant knowledge and skills 
    to provide effective security in accordance with the relevant legislation.  It also provides training for drivers transporting air cargo from a known consignor to a regulated agent understand their role and responsibilities in keeping air cargo secure. 

    The Cargo Managers course is the pre-requisite to apply for instructor certification 
    for this syllabus. 

     

    This syllabus covers training for persons conducting Hold Baggage Reconciliation, including 
    check-in staff, despatchers, Appointed Persons and baggage loaders.
    A certificated instructor designing or delivering this training course must have completed any of the following courses; 

    Ground Security Operatives and/or Supervisors; or 
    Aviation Security Managers (initial or refresher); or 
    Aircrew; or 
    Cargo; or 
    In-flight Supplies. 

    In addition, the training from this syllabus may also be delivered by anyone recognised as 
    competent to do so by the DfT. Recognition of competence to deliver this package can be 
    granted either to an organisation or to an individual. The criteria  that must be met for
    recognition of competence to be granted for both individuals and organisations. 

    This Syllabus covers training for persons conducting hold searches and searches of 
    exterior areas of an aircraft, including all-cargo (freighter) aircraft.
    This training course must be designed and delivered by an instructor certificated by the 
    DfT to deliver any of the following security training: 

    Ground Security Operatives and/or Supervisors; or 
    Aviation Security Managers (initial or refresher); or 
    Aircrew; or 
    Air Cargo; or 
    In-flight Supplies. 

    In addition, this package may be delivered by anyone recognised as competent to do so by 
    the DfT. Recognition of competence to deliver this package can be granted either to an
    organisation or to an individual. The criteria  that must be met for recognition of 
    competence to be granted for both individuals and organisations. 

    General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) is a requirement of EC regulation 2015/1998 and applies to all applicants for, and holders of a full airside pass granting unescorted access to the security restricted area (SRA) except where the applicant or pass holder is already in receipt of equivalent training.

    GSAT training must be designed in accordance with and meet the mandatory conditions and syllabus document issued by the CAA. Anyone wishing to design a GSAT course must be a certificated instructor for at least one of the following areas:

    Ground Security Operatives and/or Supervisors; or
    Aviation Security Managers (initial or refresher); or
    Aircrew; or
    In-flight supplies; or
    Air Cargo.

    In addition, the training from this syllabus may also be delivered by anyone recognised as 
    competent to do so by the DfT. Recognition of competence to deliver this package can be 
    granted either to an organisation or to an individual. The criteria  that must be met for
    recognition of competence to be granted for both individuals and organisations. 

    The new syllabus replaces the current Ground Security Operative part of the 2010 syllabus  (previously known as 'Level 1') only, with the syllabus now having been split into two separate parts.

    This syllabus covers the training for security operatives working within the airport environment, including aircraft service providers.

    Instructors looking to be certificated to deliver training under this syllabus will be required to complete an ASM course as well as provide evidence of occupational competency. 

     

    The new syllabus replaces the current Ground Security Supervisor part of the 2010 syllabus  (previously known as 'Level 2') only. This follows on from publication of the Ground Security Operative training syllabus (previously known as 'Level 1') in April 2018 with the two parts now as separate syllabuses.

     

    This syllabus now focuses solely on the knowledge of processes and 'soft' skills required to support and oversee the core functions of ground security operatives.

     

    The Recognition of Firearms and Explosives Instructor syllabus covers the mandatory training required for an Instructor seeking to be certificated to design and deliver the RFX module as required by the individual Aviation Security Training Syllabuses. 

    The aim is to impart trainees with the skills and knowledge to design and deliver initial and recurrent training for transport security staff in the recognition of firearms, explosives, incendiary devices and their components, dangerous goods, and chemical and biological devices.

    The RFX Instructors course may only be delivered by training providers with specific approval from the DfT. As such, the syllabus is only available to approved training providers or for those seeking approval. 

    For further information on becoming an approved provider, please contact the CAA at: avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk

     

    The letter issued by the DfT dated 8 May 2018 contained information about the revised Industry Threat Assessment Training ( iTAT), which replaces the old distance learning package. The new online training package which is currently being rolled out to regulated entities formally in receipt of directions under the UK National Aviation Security Programme (NASP), i.e. airlines, airports, regulated cargo agents and in-flight suppliers  who are eligible to register on the new online platform. 

    Certificated Instructors please note that the system is designed for directed parties to be able to manage the training of their threat assessors. They may of course continue to use your services but they will need to register you on their account in the system. An offline syllabus is also available for instructors wishing to deliver threat assessment training in the classroom.

     

    All queries for Threat Assessment training should be directed to: itat@dft.gov.uk