Command Upgrade Course

Course Aim        

 To develop the non-technical components of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to enable first officers to undertake the command role.

Objectives -

By the end of the course trainees will:-

 - Understand what characteristics demonstrate an effective commander.

- Understand the role of the commander.

- Understand the subject of Human Factors.

- Understand the meaning of Airmanship and the non-techncial Core competencies.

- Develop their skills to solve problems effectively.

- Develop their skills to communicate effectively.

- Manage their behavior in difficult situations.

- Develop their skills to lead, control and summarise a discussion effectively.

- Develop their decision making skills.

- Further develop the commander’s role in coaching and motivating.

- Develop facilitation skills to help others to make decisions and solve their own problems.

- Learn how to give and receive criticism effectively.

- Develop their planning skills and workload management skills.

- Practice their overall non technical and leadership skills.



The course is very interactive, flexible and perhaps unfamiliar to typical training courses. Theory at all times is supported by practical evidence; although our trainers rely on delegates’ personal experience to validate the content. Considerable discussion takes place and delegates are encouraged to challenge the material being presented, which develops better understanding and commitment, as well as demonstrating leadership. It also ensures that the principles can be amended to both company and national culture, and appropriate for the experience and type of operation.


It is a very practical course and delegates have the opportunity to lead exercises and debrief sessions, which are filmed, so that they can receive feedback on their performance from both the trainers and their fellow delegates.

Course details

3 Days
Next availability
On demand
Individual = £950 Groups up to a max of 8 trainees = £7500
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