Learn how to apply the ICAO Rating Scale to test performances with our new 40-hour online rater course.
The course is a mix of self-access reading / listening activities (25 hours) and online group discussions (15 hours) led by our experienced rating team. Click here to see a full breakdown of how the course works day by day.
The course is suitable for those with a background in aviation generally who are not familiar with language testing issues, and want to know how to apply the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements for Plain English testing. It’s equally suitable for teachers or language trainers who are not particularly familiar with aviation English language testing.
The instructors have many years of experience testing aviation English, developing aviation English tests and training raters. We all have Master degrees in Language Testing from Lancaster University.
Read full details about the course here.
Please note! In order to work well, we need a minimum number of course participants. And you should read the pre-requisites here. After you register your interest for the course, we’ll be in touch to discuss details about how and when the course will proceed.
The timings of these meetings will depend on the time zones of everyone who enrolled for the course: we will do our best to accommodate everyone. The daily 3-hour meetings typically start between 0900 and 1100 UK time. But, until the meeting times are arranged, you should make yourself available throughout the whole week to join the meetings. If you cannot attend one session we can arrange to record it for you.
A full course certificate is earned through several factors. These include satisfactory completion of the rating task after the course, in which trainees must demonstrate consistent competence in the rating of speech samples, and observations from the trainers during the training sessions. We wish to see evidence of knowledge gained from the online modules and discussion of suitable linguistic evidence to justify ratings appropriately.