ATC Training

Become an Air Traffic Controller

ATC Tower Course


If you are considering a career as an Air Traffic Controller, your first step is to obtain the licence required to work in an ATC Tower. To this end, FTEJerez and FerroNATS have developed an intensive ATC course that has successfully graduated the next generation of Air Traffic Controllers.

The entire course content is in accordance with Eurocontrol's Common Core Content requirements. Over a period of 22 training weeks you will complete the BASIC training phase (theory) followed by the RATING training phase, delivered on our on-campus, state-of-the- art ATC simulator.

After completing the ATC Tower Course you will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and operational capability in order to commence working in an air traffic control tower.

Today, FTEJerez has established itself as a partner of choice for leading ASNP’s whilst offering our ATC cadets some of the best job prospects in the industry. Milestones of our ATC division feature:

  • The first private basic training provider approved by Eurocontrol to apply FEAST selection testing.*
  • The first training provider approved by AESA to conduct an ATC course*.
  • The first training provider to achieve OJTI course approval*.
  • The first training provider to achieve standalone RAD course to provide radar rating endorsement.
  • The first training provider to deliver Military to Civilian Conversion Course*
  • The first training provider to deliver ICAO into European license conversion course*.
  • The first training provider to obtain approval for Assessment Previous Competence evaluations (APC).

*milestone achieved under AESA.

Start date and course duration

The next "10 Tower Course" is scheduled in the first fortnight of September 2017.


Mentored by FerroNATS

From the moment you commence your training, after a thorough evaluation process by FTEJerez and FerroNATS training managers, your progression will be constantly supervised by FerroNATS, a joint venture between Ferrovial Servicios, benchmark international company in management and operation of transport infrastructures, and NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic services and solutions.

This mentorship will not only guarantee that your training will be up to the highest standards demanded by the industry, but will also give you significant exposure to one of Europe’s leading ANSP’s.

Due to this partnership, all students enrolling on the course and completing the course to an adequate standard will be included in the FerroNATS and FTEJerez Employment Exchange Programme.


Career Development Service

There is no doubt that being mentored by FerroNATS throughout your training is a significant advantage when it comes to your future employment, however, many FTEJerez ATC graduates have been placed around the world, from Dublin to Dubai, with a number of leading ATC providers.

Once you graduate from FTEJerez you will receive personalised tuition towards your first placement in a control tower. Even though you will be mentored by FerroNATS, you may opt for other opportunities that will arise through FTE’s constant networking efforts.

Course Price

Prices are, according to accomodation:

Course Price
Our all-inclusive price is €39,155
Course price without accommodation €31,000

FTE’s ATC Tower course includes:

  • All required training materials.
  • Full uniform.
  • AESA Student Controller Licence issue fees.
  • Accommodation on campus, including single occupancy bedroom, with en suite bathroom, air conditioning and internet connection.
  • Unlimited access to all facilities on campus.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week throughout the whole course.
  • VAT included where applicable.


If you are interested, funding is available through our partner banks BBVA and La Caixa. Click on the icons to download the detailed documentation in pdf format.

BBVA Spain Package
Caixa Spain Package

*Interested in adding a Radar Rating, back-to-back with your ATC Tower Course? Find out more here.

ATC Radar Course

Approach & Area rating
for the qualified tower controller

ATC Radar Course


Approach & Area rating
for the qualified tower controller

FTE’s ATC Radar course (Approach and Area) offers additional training modules for qualified tower controllers. This course qualifies you in order to safely manage air traffic within a larger area and altitude and, as a result, over a period of 34 training weeks you will obtain the APP/APS (RAD-TCL) and ACP/ACS (RAD-TCL) endorsements.

This course is aimed at qualified tower controllers holding ADI+TWR+RAD endorsements, however, if you have no previous ATC training experience, FTE’s ATC Radar course (Approach and Area) can be integrated to your ab initio ATC Tower allowing you to go from 0 to fully rated ATC upon graduation.

Start date and course duration

The next "03 Radar Course" will be held form 14th August 2017 to April 2018.
The course has a total duration of 34 training weeks.

Places Available

There are 7 slots available for this course.

Requirements, Course Structure & Fees

Please download the course specs below for information regarding entry requirements, course structure, fees and further info. You can also contact us should you wish to speak to our training advisors or submit an application.

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ATC 360º

Tailored training solutions for the ANSP

ATC 360º


Tailored training solutions for the ANSP

FTEJerez ATC is fully aware of the standards, flexibility and portfolio of services ANSP’s require from their training providers. This is why our one-stop ATC 360 service offers you off the shelf and bespoke training solutions, from ICAO conversions and Team Resource Management to full scope ab initio training packages and consultancy services.

By entrusting FTEJerez as your training provider, you can rest assured that we will equip your Air Traffic Controllers with the necessary skills and operational capability to make a success of your operation.

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