This course is designed to help operational staff improve their awareness and forecasting of aviation weather-impact variables. The course conforms with the new World Meteorological Organization (WMO) competency standards for Aeronautical Met. Personnel.
Aim: The Aviation Meteorological Theory course (AMT) is designed to help operational forecasters improve their aeronautical forecasting skills. In doing so, the course provides underpinning knowledge for the following elements of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Aeronautical Meteorological Forecaster (AMF) Competency Standards:
The AMT covers the following specific WMO secondary level competencies (PDF, 122 kB) .
Course length: five days.
Location: Courses are either held in the excellent Met Office College facilities at our Exeter headquarters or at your chosen location.
Entry requirements: The course is suitable for operational forecasters who have successfully completed the underpinning elements of the WMO Basic Instruction Package for Meteorologists - further details can be found in WMO-No. 1083.
Certification: There is no formal assessment for this course. It is the responsibility of aeronautical meteorological service providers to verify the competency of their aeronautical forecaster through ongoing assessment. The AMT has been audited and endorsed by the United Kingdom aviation regulatory authority, the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
An exam to check knowledge learnt and/or an on-the-job assessment programme may be provided for aeronautical meteorological service providers on request.
The AMT course provides underpinning knowledge on a wide range of competencies required for aeronautical forecasters. If you need a more in depth understanding of certain elements of the standard course content, e.g. identifying and detecting volcanic ash or forecasting cumulonimbus clouds, please contact us with your requirements and we will be happy to discuss what we can deliver.
We also offer a selection of supplementary modules that can be added to the five day course. These are:
How to book: If you would like more information or to book a space on the course, please email the Met Office College: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last updated: 2 June 2015