The Met Office is contracted by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the UK Meteorological Authority, to provide a range of observing courses for meteorological staff. These courses enable both offshore and air traffic observers to meet International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements.
Our courses include:
Offshore observing - for offshore personnel who carry out meteorological observations. We provide both an initial two day classroom course and an online refresher course. Click on the offshore sub-category below.
Air traffic - for air traffic services staff. The Met Office College offers a variety of classroom courses from an initial two week theory and practical course to a two day refresher and one day focal point course for qualified observers.
Aeronautical meteorology - for operational aeronautical observers. Both standard UK-based classroom courses or bespoke training packages delivered at the customer's location are available.