Ground Instructor's (Teaching & Learning) Course


This is a career oriented course primarily designed for suitably qualified pilots (& others) who wish to pass on their experience and understanding concerning 'the theory of flight' and aviation in general, or to become Ground Examiner (GE) at a ATO/DTO. For example, the course can make an excellent first step in gaining Employment in the aviation industry, or even setting up your own business - as many of our ex students and graduates have done. The Ground Instructor Course may also be the first step to becoming a Class Rating Instructor (CRI) or Flight Instructor (FI). In some cases funding may also be available - try 'Go Wales' or Careers Advice in England. For suitably qualified candidates, accreditation towards 'Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector" may also be available. This is a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF) designed to introduce teaching for individuals who aspire or currently work in adult education.These teaching qualifications are based upon the Regulated Quality Framework (RQF) model.

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What can I do with the certificate?
The qualification is aimed primarily at the individual who undertakes to teach the theory ('ground based') subjects associated with the UK/EASA PPL, the UK NPPL or IR(R) licences, and largely follows the guidance set out by the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association). The purpose is to improve the status and quality of instruction in the technical subjects associated with pilot training. The UK CAA may also accept the AOPA certificate (where awarded) as credit towards the ground examiner acreditation.

What will I achieve?
At the completion of the course you will be able to confidently undertake a teaching or instructing role in the following areas:
(a) understand adults needs, behavioural attitudes and be able to assess their individual levels of education
(b) describe the principles of basic instruction, and be able to apply them at EASA/UK PPL level
(c) explain the technical subjects as they relate to the EASA/UK PPL syllabus
(d) discuss flight safety as it is related to the ground instructor's task
(e) explain the importance of human factors in the application of theoretical knowledge to flying.

How will I be assessed?
For satisfactory completion with us, you will compile a professional development (PD) training portfolio, and pass a practical ground instructor presentation with one of our senior examiners. The contents of the presentation will include:
(a) A Theoretical Knowledge lesson, not exceeding 45 mins given to the examiner or to other students one of whom will be the examiner (The subject to be chosen from the EASA/UK PPL flight training syllabus)
(b) An Oral examination covering Teaching and Learning and subjects from the EASA PPL syllabus.
(c) The overal result and an applicant de-brief will follow.
(d) There are also a number of professional development (PD) assignments which must be completed to the satisfaction of the flying school.

Where does this take place?
At our specialist aviation assessment and Training centre near Cardiff in South Wales, or by arrangement the course can be conducted entirely on-line.

How much time will I need?
There is no minimum period of study required, but expect the course to be completed in about 50 hours. Popular and flexible formats are available, including a part-time distance learning programme, enabling the course to be completed enjoyably, and at your own pace anywhere at any time.

How much does it cost?
Please contact us for Full Details , but a lot less than you might think.

All the books and pilot equipment are available from our Pilot shop at well below RRP. Also, you can order yourself direct from Pooleys or AFE, and get an immediate 5% discount simply by quoting CAMBRIANAERO on their order form!!

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