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Aeronautical Ground Lighting Technician (AGLT)

£1,295 + VAT
5 Days
York,   Slough and On-site.
Course Overview
This City & Guilds accredited course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to carry out the installation and maintenance of Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) systems and equipment. The course is suitable for meeting both Civil airport or Military airfield requirements and standards. It is designed to develop technical knowledge and practical application across the full range of AGL services. It will also help in meeting the competency requirements identified in BS EN 61821:2011 – Electrical Installations for Lighting and Beaconing of Aerodromes – Maintenance of Aeronautical Ground Lighting Constant Current Series Circuits.
AGL control system
Airfield Lighting Runway Centre Line circuit 3
Airfield Lighting practical area, in the dark
Close up of Airfield Lighting runway
Reverse close up angle view of the Airfield Lighting runway
Who is This Course For?
This is ideal for engineering staff with the responsibility for the operation, installation or maintenance of AGL systems to either Civil Airport (EASA, CAA and ICAO) or MOD Airfield (JSP and MADS) standards.
Day Morning Afternoon
  • Introduction to AGL Systems
  • AGL Maintenance Standards & Procedures
  • Primary Series Circuits & Equipment
  • Electrical Rules & Procedures
  • Group Practical Exercise(s)
  • Exercise(s) Review
  • Constant Current Regulators
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Group Practical Exercise(s)
  • Exercise(s) Review
  • Group Practical Exercise(s)
  • AGL Forum
  • Control Systems
  • Asset Maintenance
  • Assessment(s)
  • Understanding the use of lighting as a visual aid
  • AGL series circuits and system components
  • Maintenance standards and procedures
  • Operation constant current regulators
  • The application of AGL safe working practices
  • AGL control and monitoring systems and airside asset management
  • Installation and commissioning requirements - testing and fault finding
  • Practical exercises and final assessment exercise
Prior to attending this course we recommend you have completed the following or their equivalent and possess:
An understanding of airfield and related electrical operations.
Everything you require for this course is provided
On successful completion, we recommend the following training courses to continue your learning path:
Authorised Person Aeronautical Ground Lighting Management of Aeronautical Ground Lighting Maintenance

Course Training Team


Steve Martin BSc (Hons) IEng MIET LCGI

Airfield Engineering and Lighting Manager

Steve is an electrical engineer with over forty years' experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and airfield engineering systems. He has been heavily involved with Safe Systems of Work, including the roles of Authorising Engineer and Authorised Person for HV, LV, AGL and Hazardous Areas. Steve has worked for several organisations, within both the public and private sectors in UK and overseas, progressing from apprentice to technical director. He first became involved with training and assessment during his time with the Property Services Agency at Cardington and has enjoyed working in this specialist field at various times during his subsequent career. Steve is a regular contributor to Industry led technical committees and represents the UK on the IEC TC97 committee developing a new international standard for the design and installation of Aeronautical Ground Lighting systems. He is also a frequent presenter of papers on AGL competency and safety. As PPL’s Airfield Engineering and Lighting Manager, Steve is now concentrating on the development and delivery of specialist courses and also continuing with his consultancy and AE work.


Customer Questions

Q: Do you have to have an electrical background to join this course.
A: You don't need an electrical background but engineering and airport experience is advantageous.
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Upcoming Course Dates
Monday, 7th December 2020
End date: Friday, 11th December 2020
Monday, 25th January 2021
End date: Friday, 29th January 2021
Monday, 8th March 2021
End date: Friday, 12th March 2021
Monday, 17th May 2021
End date: Friday, 21st May 2021
Monday, 14th June 2021
End date: Friday, 18th June 2021

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