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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

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 training provided from the syllabuses must be designed in accordance with and meet the mandatory conditions and syllabus documents issued by the CAA.

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

Avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk

Aircrew Security Training (February 2019)

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

 

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Aircrew Security Training (February 2019)

Aviation Security Manager Security Training (ASM) July 2019

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.

Aviation Security Manager Recurrent course can be obtained using a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) route. Please contact avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk for approval.

 

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Aviation Security Manager Security Training (ASM) July 2019

Airport Supplies Security Training (June 2012)

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 supplies

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.

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Airport Supplies Security Training (June 2012)

In-flight Supplies Security Training (June 2021)

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.

 

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close In-flight Supplies Security Training (June 2021)

Air Cargo (Regulated Agent) Security Training (June 2021)

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.

 

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Air Cargo (Regulated Agent) Security Training (June 2021)

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.

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

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

Hold Baggage Reconciliation ((formerly Triple A) - June 2021)

This syllabus covers training for persons conducting Hold Baggage Reconciliation, including check-in staff, despatchers, Appointed Persons and baggage loaders.

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Hold Baggage Reconciliation ((formerly Triple A) - June 2021)

Aircraft Search Package (February 2017)

This Syllabus covers training for persons conducting hold searches and searches of exterior areas of an aircraft, including all-cargo (freighter) aircraft.

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Aircraft Search Package (February 2017)

General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) (October 2019)

General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) is a requirement of EC regulation 2015/1998 (as retained in UK Law) 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.

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) (October 2019)

Ground Security Operatives (Mar 2020)

This syllabus covers the training for security operatives working within the airport environment, including aircraft service providers. This was previously known as ‘Level 1’

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Ground Security Operatives (Mar 2020)

Ground Security Supervisors (October 2018)

Previously known as ‘Level 2’, 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.

Occupational evidence and occupational currency for instructor certification of this syllabus can be found on the Certificated Instructor Page.

Close Ground Security Supervisors (October 2018)

RFX Instructor syllabus (February 2019)

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 Department for Transport (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

Close RFX Instructor syllabus (February 2019)

Industry Threat Assessment Training (ITAT)

In 2018 the training provision for threat assessment changed, with the old distance learning workbook replaced by an e-learning package, called Industry Threat Assessment Training (ITAT).

The new online training package is available to all 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, and is supported by the CAA Training Team.

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: avsec.training@avsec.caa.co.uk.

Close Industry Threat Assessment Training (ITAT)

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