UK CAA / EASA Approved Organisations - Managers' Responsibilities

TR01 | 1 day

This course will enhance your knowledge of UK CAA and EASA’s management responsibilities and bring you fully up-to-date. You will then have a greater appreciation for your role and responsibilities with regard to the emerging performance-based regulatory approach. It will answer these questions: 
Are you compliant? If so, how do you know?
Is compliance part of your day job or perceived as a separate function?
Do you fully understand what is required to manage safety?
Do you know what role compliance plays within your SMS?
Are you clear who owns compliance within your organisation?
Do you worry about regulator audits?
Is there ownership of compliance throughout your organisation?
Do you really manage compliance and can you fully demonstrate control?

Upcoming Training

01 Jul - 01 Jul 2024

Virtual Classroom

£540.00 (excl. VAT)

04 Nov - 04 Nov 2024

Virtual Classroom

£540.00 (excl. VAT)

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How will this course benefit me?

This key foundation course will help you to develop successful integrated business systems that both improve efficiency and reduce error. We will explore regulatory intent and your responsibilities within the UK CAA / EASA regulatory framework, helping you to avoid unwanted outcomes and protect you and your organisation from harm.
This course will enable you to adopt a management system approach that helps you achieve your compliance requirement, as well as deliver tangible business benefits. Attending this course will help you to:

  • Increase confidence in your stakeholders by demonstrating how well you are meeting your compliance obligations 
  • Demonstrate improved control of compliance to your Regulatory Authority, giving you protection from harm
  • Provide you with a competitive advantage for operational performance
  • Effectively delegate compliance responsibilities throughout your organisation, and help to embed a culture of compliance 
  • Meet your legal obligations


Key areas of focus

  • EASA’s Compliance Management System Requirements and your responsibilities
  • Management of Safety – what are the key elements?
  • Clarification of compliance roles and responsibilities (the Three Lines of Defence model)
  • Foundations for an effective organisational structure
  • Safety Regulation and the emergence of Performance-Based Regulation
  • Legal accountabilities – organisations and individual

Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for managers and their direct reports within any UK CAA / EASA approved organisation. This includes:

  • Accountable Managers
  • Nominated Persons and their Deputies (e.g. Directors of Flight Operations; Continuing
  • Airworthiness Managers, Maintenance Managers, Operations Managers, Head of Training,
  • Production Managers, Quality/Compliance Monitoring Managers, Chief of the Office of
  • Airworthiness, Head of Design Organisation and Chief of Independent System Monitoring)


No specific prior knowledge regarding UK CAA / EASA is required to attend the course.

Course details

Course format: This course is a balanced mix of group discussions, flipchart work and PowerPoint presentations. Managed syndicate exercises give you the opportunity to practise the application and evaluation of new processes and techniques.
Course level: Foundation Level Training (F) is suitable for those with little or no prior knowledge of the subject who are looking to develop a fundamental level of understanding and competency.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator throughout the course.
Course size: 16 persons maximum at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility.

Frequently asked questions

I am a new postholder and would like to understand how I can deliver real benefit in my new role. Is this course suitable for me?

Yes, understanding the intent of the regulations, the management system approach and the role of Compliance Management will empower you to develop a system that can deliver benefits beyond simple compliance. By adopting a management system approach to compliance, you can deliver tangible business benefits while determining how well compliance is being managed in your organisation. This will lead to greater confidence in your stakeholders, i.e. your Accountable Manager, the Regulator, clients and the Executive Board that compliance is being managed effectively.

I am about to submit my application to be a UK CAA / EASA Form 4 holder. Is this the right course for me?

This course is designed to help you understand your regulatory obligations within a UK CAA / EASA approved organisation. However, if you are concerned about your preparation for the interview or wish to focus in specifically on the requirements of the approval you hold, you may wish to consider our TR60 Accountable Managers / UK CAA/EASA Form 4 Holders / Nominated Persons - One-to-One Workshop, which will provide you with the opportunity to tailor the session more specifically to your needs.

I am a manager in a small organisation. Are there any benefits to me from attending this course?

The management system approach requires organisations to consider the size and complexity of their operations to develop systems which are tailored to their individual circumstance. So, irrespective of the size of your organisation, this is a suitable course for all managers of UK CAA / EASA approved organisations.

The current challenging economic conditions has driven various demands for organisational change. Will this course set me up to meet this challenge and help me find a sustainable solution?

Yes. Understanding the regulatory intent of what you own is a crucial first step in being able to create a flexible, suitable and sustainable organisational structure.

Isn’t responsibility for compliance covered by my compliance monitoring/quality department? Why do I need to know this information?

Compliance must be owned by those who have been identified by the organisation to ensure it ‘remains in compliance’ e.g. Nominated Persons. The regulation is clear on compliance ownership and it is not compliance monitoring or quality Q: I don’t operate under ORO.GEN 200 – is this course still suitable for me? A: This course is not specific to the requirements detailed within ORO.GEN 200. Irrespective of your current regulatory domain, understanding the benefits of a management system approach will help you achieve your compliance requirement, as well as deliver tangible business benefits.