GSAT – General Security Awareness Training (Initial and Recurrent)

The GSAT Training Course follows the mandatory conditions and syllabus set down by the Department for Transport (DfT) in the UK National Aviation Security Training Programme and is delivered over half a day for initial and recurrent training. This training is devised to ensure that all staff working in aviation, or in the airport, or requiring unescorted access to Security Restricted Areas (SRA) or who transport air cargo/mail, or who have access to airport or in-flight supplies are aware of the security threat and measures in place at the airport where they will be working.

Please note : this course can be run either in your premises or remotely via conference calling software. Please , contact us for details.

Course aims:

To ensure that all staff working in areas requiring general security awareness are aware of the security threat in their place of work.

To familiarise trainees with the nature of the threat to aviation and the basic security measures in place to counter that threat.

For trainees to understand the core objectives and organisation of aviation security.

For trainees to understand their role and responsibilities and the part they must play to contribute to aviation security.


To achieve the above aims, and dependent on the role of the participants, the following modules and objectives will be delivered:

1 – The Threat to Aviation: To ensure the trainees know the threat to the aviation industry.

2 – Security in The Aviation Industry: To give trainees a basic understanding of the organisation of aviation security and the role they play to contribute to security.

3 – The Trainee’s Role: To explain what the trainee MUST do to support a robust and resilient aviation security culture.

4 – Access Control and The Screening Point: To give trainees a basic understanding of the security procedures applied on entry to the SRA/CPSRA.

5 – Escorting Employment and/or Visitor Passholders: To ensure the trainee understands their responsibilities for escorting employment and/or visitor pass holders (the escortee).

Following assessment, successful participants will be certified according to the requirements of the DfT