Do you want to become an Air Traffic Controller?

An air traffic controller (ATCO) has one of the toughest and most exciting jobs in the world. At Entry Point North Spain we train students to become successful ATCOs in Spain and beyond, as the student license they obtain after their studies is valid throughout Europe.

On 23 March we organised a Q&A session webinar, click here to see the recording.

Why Entry Point North?

Internationally recognised academy
Entry Point North is one of the biggest air traffic control academies in the world, with schools in six European countries where we educate more than 4500 students a year. At our academy in Spain, we offer Basic and all Rating training courses to Spanish students who plan to work for ENAIRE or any other Air Navigation Service Provider in Europe. The Training Certificate and the Student License issued after passing our Initial training courses are recognised by EASA and ENAIRE.

Unique training philosophy
The way we design and perform training makes us a unique training provider – our methodology is optimised to deliver the best possible education to our students. Because we see our students as our future colleagues we put each student in focus, meaning that we work closely with each and every one of them so they can reach their full potential. Our philosophy is based on the belief that every student who comes to our academy is trainable. Additionally, we regularly update our materials and methods to reflect the latest industry developments.

Experienced teachers and instructors
The training is delivered by local and international teachers and instructors who have many years of both operational and educational experience. They teach English and Spanish phraseology, meaning that our graduates are well-prepared to work in both languages.

Possibility of online training
We are well-prepared to teach the theoretical part of the training (the first weeks) online if needed due to the corona virus outbreak.

Initial Training Programme

Basic ATC + ADI/ADV(TWR)(RAD)(GMS) + APS + ACS(TCL) + APP/ACP

For the candidates who have never worked as air traffic controllers and don't hold any licence, we offer a full ATC Initial Training programme following the ENAIRE selection process.

Price and registration
The price for this course programme is 63 500 EUR per student.

This programme includes

  • Basic ATC (~13 weeks), ADI/ADV(TWR)(RAD)(GMS) (~13 weeks), APS (~12 weeks), ACS(TCL) (~11 weeks), APP/ACP (~4 weeks) courses
  • All training delivered according to Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340
  • Continuous assessment and support to each individual student throughout the whole training, which includes individual actions, extra training and support during the course, if needed (no additional cost)
  • Skilled, trained and certified instructors with vast amount of experience
  • iPad provided for each student for the period of the training
  • If possible, there will be a study visit to relevant ACC in Spain

Basic & Tower Training Programme

Basic ATC + ADI/ADV(TWR)(RAD)(GMS)

We also offer a programme consisting of Basic ATC + ADI/ADV(TWR)(RAD)(GMS).

Price and registration
The price for this course programme is 25 500 EUR per student.

Rating Training programme

APS + ACS(TCL) + APP/ACP + GMS Programme

For the ones who already hold an ADI/ADV rating, we offer a programme of the additional rating courses. Currently we don't have any dates planned but please contact us if you want to be notified when we publish dates.

This programme includes

  • APS (~12 weeks), ACS(TCL) (~11 weeks), APP/ACP (~4 weeks) and GMS (~1 week) rating courses
  • All training delivered according to Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340
  • Continuous assessment and support to each individual student throughout the whole training, which includes individual actions, extra training and support during the course, if needed (no additional cost)
  • Skilled, trained and certified instructors with a vast amount of experience
  • Assessment of Previous Competence (APC) for those who already hold an ADI/ADV Student License which will take place at the end of the course, if required
  • iPad provided for each student for the period of the training
  • If possible, there will be a study visit to relevant ACC in Spain

Contact information and registrations

Nelso Formación is our partner which handles promotion as well as student contacts and registrations for Entry Point North spain. They also deliver Spanish instructors for our courses. For more information about our courses and for registrations, please contact them at +34 617 44 82 94 or nelso-epn@nelsoformacion.com.
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The academy is located near Madrid Airport – Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.

Parque Empresarial San Fernando
Avenida de Castilla, 2
Edificio Francia (building F), stairway, 1st floor
28830 San Fernando de Henares
Madrid, Spain

Financing and housing

It is possible to finance your studies at Entry Point North Spain via BANCO SABADELL (you can reach them on +34 902 343 999 and their website) and BBVA (you can contact Juan Carlos Muñoz Sánchez on the phone +34 91 356 80 98 and through email.

For those who want to study in Madrid and do not reside there, we have an agreement with two student residences; the Galdós and the Lope de Vega residence in the university area.

Catalogue and student guide

More information about Entry Point North Spain, our courses delivered in Madrid and studying at Entry Point North Spain can be found in our catalogue and student guide.