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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

Further to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) correspondence dated 17 August 2018, aviation security training courses designed to meet any of the UK training syllabuses should not ordinarily be delivered outside the UK without valid reason and explicit permission. UK training syllabuses may be used as a framework to design training for use overseas but no UK-specific content or material that refers to the National Aviation Security Programme (NASP) may be included; any such training will not be recognised as UK training. In addition, any training delivered to overseas delegates in the UK under the NASP must be approved by the DfT prior to training taking place. Permission can be sought through the CAA in the first instance by contacting Avsec.Training@caa.co.uk. The request must include details of how it meets the criteria set out below which will be applied by the CAA on a case by case basis when assessing any requests received in relation to circumstance outlined above.

  • It must be in the UK’s benefit for the training to take place.
  • It protects inbound UK aviation.
  • Delivering training to staff of a UK air carrier based overseas (e.g. aircrew).
  • Delivering training on behalf of and under request from the DfT.
  • The material that will be trained is not official sensitive including information from the NASP being delivered to overseas personnel.
  • The individual is directly sponsored by the DfT/ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
  • The individual has been recommended by an Aviation Security Liaison Officer (ASLO) / Post Aviation Security Officer (PASO) and has an operational need evidenced by the person being employed in a defined field within the aviation industry as outlined in Chapter 11, Table A of the SCD.
  • For air carriers, if the amount of inbound UK traffic they produce justifies the need to attend a UK training course. (Figures relating to overall flight numbers and inbound UK flight numbers will be requested to assess using this criteria.)

Training must not be confirmed or commence until permission has been granted by the DfT. A copy of the correspondence approving the request must be held on the training file of the individual/s referred to in the request.

Training materials associated with the UK NASP are designed to meet specific aviation security requirements and will include information which is strictly limited to a ‘need to know’ basis. UK aviation security training must normally only be provided to those people who are required to have this training under the NASP and its provision overseas or in the UK to delegates from overseas is only allowed in limited specific circumstances.

For more information please contact us at: Avsec.Training@caa.co.uk