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GSAT - General Security Awareness Training:

‘Plane Training delivers GSAT 1/2 day course in the classroom. With a maximum capacity of 15 delegates, our classroom based courses are a very effective way to ensure that delegates learn and understand the responsibilities linked to their everyday job. 

The aim of this course is to ensure that delegates:

* understand the necessity for aviation security

* appreciate the security measures in place at the airport and/or related facility

* recognise the security requirements of an airport

* are aware of their part in contributing to aviation security

Modules covered in this course include:

* Threats to aviation and regulation

* Overview of Worldwide aviation security

* National and EU legislation

* Managing Access Control

* Security screening: passenger, staff, baggage, cargo, mail and catering

* Response to threats: on the ground and in-flight security measures

* Prohibited Articles

* Airport Identification Cards

* Managing People in Security restricted areas


This training is delivered by DfT UK CAA accredited Instructors and follows ICAO guidelines and the Department for Transport’s National Aviation Security Training Programme syllabus.

'Plane Training can deliver the course on your premises or at a venue near you. For more information please get in touch - click here.

Anyone working at a UK airport and requiring an airside pass – Airport Identification Card (AIC) – must complete the mandatory GSAT course.

Accreditation: all delegates will need to pass an assessment to achieve a pass for the GSAT course.

Certification: upon successful completion of the test, a certificate will be issued.

Refresher training and Validity: a refresher training course needs to be attended within the 13 month period.

Pre-requisite: to comply - in accordance with EU regulation 2015/1998 - the Department for Transport (DfT) requires that no one is provided access to security training content unless they are employed/contracted in a role which requires airside access. A completed security and background checks prior to attending the course are required by the employer/contractor. Delegates must be aware that it is an offence to provide false information in order to attend a GSAT course and an infringement of the regulations to falsifying personal credentials.