Additional AMT modules and services

Additional modules

The Aviation meteorological theory (AMT) training 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:

  • TAFs and METARs (two days) - for delegates who are not familiar with interpreting METARs and writing TAFs.
  • Meteorology for Gliding and Ballooning (one day) - for delegates who have to forecast for hot air balloonists and glider aircraft.
  • Examination (one to two hours) - a selection of examinations that target the knowledge requirements of an Aeronautical Met Forecaster.

Additional services

Alongside aeronautical meteorology training the Met Office College can also provide a range of services to help aeronautical meteorological service providers enhance flight safety through compliance with WMO AMF competency standards. These services include:


A number of the underpinning knowledge requirements set out in the WMO AMF competency standards cannot be taught on a traditional course. We can help you to develop an on-the-job training programme to target these areas.

Competency checking

AMF competency can only be assessed on-the-job. We can help assess aeronautical meteorological service providers' forecasters and observers against the AMP Competency Standards including recommendations to address any gaps identified. We can provide guidance to regulatory authorities on how best to assess aeronautical meteorological service providers against the AMP Competency Standards, including documentation as part of a Quality Management System (QMS).

Please take a look at our Malta Case Study Malta Case Study (PDF, 163 kB) for an example of how the Met Office can help with competency checking.

Last updated: 29 August 2013