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    English for Aviation

    The Aviation industry has become an industry where English language skills are of paramount importance and the ICAO has set a minimum requirement of English language proficiency that all pilots and Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO’s) must achieve in the industry.

    New College Manchester has developed comprehensive training courses in the UK for pilots and Air Traffic Controllers (ATCO’s)  that conforms to the requirements of the ICAO English language guidelines.

    We are able to structure our aviation courses to meet your individual requirements and offer ICAO 4 refresher courses as well as preparation courses. We welcome groups and are able to tailor our programmes to their specific needs, whilst ensuring that industry guidelines are adhered to.

    The ICAO scale is defined as follows:

    Level 6 Expert

    Level 5 Extended

    Level 4 Operational

    Level 1-3 Operational

    This course is available in the following locations:


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    A quick glance

    Start Date

    Any Monday (Tuesday on Public Holidays)

    Course Duration

    2 – 45 weeks

    Class Size

    Min 6 – Max 15 (Closed groups only)

    Who will lead this course?

    An expert in English with a deep understanding of the Aviation industry.

    Aims of this course?


    • To prepare you to achieve your desired level of ICAO
    • To develop your knowledge of Aviation specific vocabulary
    • To develop your ability in the four key language components: reading, listening, speaking and writing
    • To develop your general English skills to communicate comfortably an English speaking environment
    Key English for Aviation topics include
    • Runway Incursion
    • Lost
    • Technology
    • Animals
    • Gravity
    • Health
    • Fire
    • Meterology
    • Landings
    • Fuel
    • Pressure
    • Security

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