Your all-in-one ATM training provider offers a comprehensive portfolio of training products to help ensure safe and efficient Air Traffic Services.


The skyguide academy is an internationally certificated training center as defined in Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 of the European Commission, and is recognized in Switzerland as a college of higher vocational education (HF – Höhere Fachschule/ ES – Ecole supérieure) for training Air Traffic Controllers and Air Navigation Services Employees.

The skyguide academy’s training of Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel is performed in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/373. All courses are conducted by multilingual instructors with international operational and training experience. With its state-of-the-art facilities and its location in an advanced air traffic control center, the skyguide academy offers training that has a strong operational focus and covers all areas and aspects of air traffic management.





Trainee recruitment

Air Traffic Controller and Air Navigation Services Employee are professions whose training has special entry requirements. The selection test is based on the First European Air Traffic Controller Selection Test (FEAST). Candidates further complete interviews, group work assignments and a selection camp, all under the expert eye of aviation industry psychologists and experienced air traffic controllers.


  • The procedures here can also be tailored to the pre-training skillset(s) required. Our team of specialists will be pleased to provide individual solutions on request.



Air Traffic Controller (ATCO) - Basic and Rating Training

As a college of higher vocational education and a Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 certificated institution, the skyguide academy puts the firmest emphasis on offering high-quality basic and rating  training for Air Traffic Controllers. From their basic training course through to specific rating  instruction, all future ATCOs are provided with a sound training

foundation by internationally experienced specialists in the field. With its advanced infrastructure and facilities and its progressive learning methodologies, the skyguide academy offers not only ATCO training to meet Switzerland’s own airspace management needs, but also basic and rating training courses for air traffic control centers in other countries.


The range of courses include:



Air Navigation Services Employee (ANSE) - Initial Training

The basic training for our Air Navigation Services Employees culminates in an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education and is conducted to the highest quality standards. To ensure that it remains so, our skyguide

ANSE training concept is currently being aligned to the current Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 of the European Commission.


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Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) - Basic and Qualification Training

As part of its ongoing endeavours to ensure smooth air traffic flows, skyguide adopts the highest possible

standards for the maintenance of all its technical installations and equipment, and for its electronics and software support. Skyguide’s technicians and engineers are equipped to perform their high-responsibility tasks through initial and further training as air traffic safety electronics personnel (ATSEPs) at the skyguide academy, in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/373 of the European Commission. These courses are held in Wangen  bei Dübendorf (Switzerland), Langen (Germany) or Prague (Czech Republic), under a collaboration with the DFS Air Navigation Services Academy and the Czech Air Navigation Institute. The courses are also suitable for engineers and technicians from other companies within the aviation sector.


Our range of courses includes

  • How do I become an ATSEP?
  • Basic Training
  • Qualification Training
    • Communication Domain (QUAL COM)
    • Surveillance Domain (QUAL SUR)
    • System Monitoring & Control (QUAL SMC)
    • Navigation Domain (QUAL NAV)
    • Data Processing Domain (QUAL DAT)
    • Shared Syllabus (QUAL SHR)



Continuation Training – maintaining the skills

All the professions within the air navigation services sector cultivate high safety standards. This requires all the sector’s Air Traffic Controllers, Air Navigation Services Employees and Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel to undergo constant further training. With its extensive range of advanced simulator facilities, the skyguide academy enables such training to be conducted on the basis of various situations and scenarios, with subsequent analysis and appraisal.


We offer:

  • Refresher Training
  • Emergency Training
  • Competence Training
  • Human Factors Training
  • Highly realistic simulated tower and radar workstations
  • Internationally experienced instructors




Development Training

The skyguide academy offers various development training courses that equip and enable their participants to take on instructor functions within the operational air traffic management field.


The range of courses here includes:

  • Instructor Course – Classroom
  • On-the-Job-Training Instructor Course (OJTI) / Simulation Training Device Instructor Course (STDI) ATCO
  • On-the-Job-Training Instructor Transition Course ANSE/ATSEP
  • Assessor Course
  • Unit TRM Facilitator Course
  • Competence Scheme for OJTI/STDI and Assessor



English Language Proficiency for Aeronautical Communication (ELPAC)

The ELPAC test, which is recognised by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is used all over the world, assesses the English language proficiency of the aviation sector’s operational personnel. As such, it is intended to promote standardised aviation communications. The test is offered to air navigation services providers, airlines, national civil aviation supervisory authorities and training organisations.


Your advantage:

  • Co-developed by EUROCONTROL and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)
  • Meets ICAO’s language standard requirements
  • Our instructors are accredited to serve as ELPAC test assessors



An insight into Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM) course

This course is designed for specialists in various areas of aviation who are involved in the Air Traffic Flow and Capacity Management (ATFCM) process or are substantially affected by it. The course offers key background information on air traffic flows and capacity management. It also highlights and discusses the various advantages of an air traffic management system.