The Air Charter Association held its first Level 3 Broker Qualification training course in April at the RAF Club near Hyde Park in London. Thirty delegates from the UK and Europe took part in the third and final level of the qualification.
The Level 3 course focuses on advanced broker skills, with guidance for more complex charter requirements, commercial considerations, contracting, managing challenges and developing client relationships. Sessions included revision on topics covered earlier in the course as well as new content, finishing with the final assessment.
The ACA CEO Glenn Hogben says: “It was a pleasure to welcome our aviation professionals back to complete the final level of our Broker Qualification course, especially those who flew in from Europe to join us. All of the delegates are instrumental in continuing to keep standards high in our industry. Congratulations to everyone who successfully completed the final stage and received Qualified Broker status. We had a fantastic overall pass rate of 93 per cent, of which 29 per cent excelled by achieving a distinction.”
The ACA deputy chair and Hunt & Palmer manager of executive aviation Julie Black, who co-presented the course, adds: “I have thoroughly enjoyed delivering the Broker Qualification from its inception and feel extremely proud of what we have achieved. The skills and knowledge demonstrated by our trainees are tantamount to the success of the course, and I should like to congratulate everyone who has received the qualification.”
The course takes brokers through a broad selection of topics to build on and improve their air charter knowledge across three levels: foundation knowledge at Level 1; progressing to understanding operational aspects and flight management at Level 2; to advanced broker skills at Level 3.
Training is offered to members of The ACA at a subsidised rate, as one of the many benefits of membership.