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Advice for all UK CAA examination candidates

All UK CAA Exam sessions will be cancelled up to and including 15 May 2020. 
Any booked candidates will receive an automated notification of cancellation and monies will be returned to their respective accounts.
Exam sessions from 18 May 2020 onwards remain scheduled, however further cancellations may be required in response to any extension or furthering of restrictions. Such cancellations will be at the sole discretion of the CAA.

Dr Stuart E. SmithHead of Training

20 Apr

Currently Austro Control exams are planned for 11/12th June 2020 in Luton.

Due to an extension of the UK lockdown the 7th / 8th May Austro control exams at Luton are cancelled.

The next available exam date is 11th/12th June 2020.

Austro Control have confirmed with CATS that the exams will be video-monitored should they proceed in the Luton exam centre at CATS.
The system was set up in March 2020 in preparation for such an event.
It should be noted that these exams could be cancelled as matters in the UK unfold regarding the UK government restrictions on travel.
As such please note that bookings  for exams should be made with this in mind.
Refunds are subject to a modest 2 euro per exam fee.
Alternatively bookings may be held on the system for a later date.

Further updates will be posted as they become available on the News section of the CATS website and on our social media sites - Dr Stuart E. Smith.

20 Apr

Stage 3 Distance Learning Brush-Up Ground School commences 0930 h Tuesday 21st April 2020 - 1700 h to Friday 24th April 2020 online via CAA-APPROVED video-link by CATS TV

This is for all existing students of CATS and all CATS satellites
This WILL count as your approved mandatory residential portion of your course
email CATS to request attendance - Dr Stuart E. Smith Head of Training

17 Apr

UK CAA approves CATS TV !

Following discussions with the UK CAA CATS has today been approved to conduct distance learning and in-house courses via CATS TV video-linking.
These will benefit all our partners and satellites and students with immediate effect.
Increased programming schedules are now being planned – more updates to follow – Dr Stuart E.Smith

03 Apr

UK CAA on Corona Crisis

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has announced, that all sessions up to the 4th of May will be cancelled. Updates will be posted to their dedicated COVID-19 page shortly.

You may find the page following this link: UK CAA COVID-19 page.

25 Mar

CATS during Corona crisis

The message from the UK Government is loud and clear where we can, we should stay at home, protect our NHS, and thereby save lives if we possibly can.

As such, CATS is reducing physical staff levels to 1-2 from Monday 23rd March 2020.

CATS TV commences broadcasting at 1000 h UTC 23rd March 2020 and will include live and catch-up video streams of In-House, Distance Learning Brush-Up, and Key Facts lectures as News Briefings as required. This means current face-face teaching is suspended until further notice.

We await to hear from the UK CAA with regard to exams but I personally feel it is highly unlikely that they will proceed until further notice. With regard to Austrocontrol exams on 9/10th April 2020 at Luton it is very likely that the exams will be cancelled until further notice.

Further updates will follow on CATS NEWS section on our website home page and on social media.

Dr Stuart E. Smith
Head of Training CATS

22 Mar

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