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CCAT Aeromedical Training

              Patient Transport and Critical Care by Air

Background to CCAT Aeromedical Training


CCAT Aeromedical Training™ has been providing air ambulance and aeromedical transport education since 1996 and was the first program in the world to provide post-graduate training for those in the commercial airline repatriation and medical assistance industry. CCAT Aeromedical Training™ has provided bespoke training courses or study days in the UK, Channel Islands, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Canada, with further projects anticipated in the future.



CCAT Aeromedical Transport  courses are also now Online

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Due to increasing interest in remote learning, interactive virtual tuition and self directed learning,  all of the CCAT courses are now available online. Since March 2021, you have the choice of classroom-based (face-to face) learning , or a virtual learning platform.

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Our Virtual Courses

CCAT Aeromedical Training's first full virtual course was a 10 day Foundation Level course, bespokely prepared for Phoenix Air Ambulance in Nairobi, Kenya. It was a huge success and 18 new CCAT graduates were certificated in February 2021. The live webinar courses have proven to be very popular and now, at least three web-based courses are offered each year.

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Our Suite of Educational Packages

CCAT Aeromedical Training Courses and Study Days

                      Please note that some courses are also offered as online live webinars 

Entry Level Courses

Clinical Considerations in Aeromedical Transport Foundation Level (CCAT FL) Course®

A two part introductory professional development course for doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health care professionals who currently work in patient air transport systems, or those who wish to do so.  

Next courses are classroom-based (face-to-face teaching): 

Part 1 (Basic Sciences) Aug 2024 (to be confirmed) 

Part 2 (Clinical Sciences) Aug 2024 (to be confirmed) 


Helicopter Medical Flight Crew (HMFC) course®

A three day introduction to the aviation aspects of helicopter air ambulance operations (EASA/JAROps 3).

This course is designed  to cover all aspects of becoming medical crew on board rotary wing emergency service helicopters, including:

 - Aviation awareness

 - Crew Resource Management (Human Factors)

 - Radio communications

 - Navigation

 - Helicopter emergencies

 - Safety in and around helicopters

 - Ground handling

 - Site selection

Next course: 20-22 May 2024 (to be confirmed) 

Advanced Courses

CCAT Intermediate Level (CCAT IL) Course®

A three day 'next step' course for graduates of the CCAT FL course. It covers more complex cases in  aeromedical retrieval and transport, and emphasises real case discussions and scenario teaching.

Next webinar course: TBN please enquire


CCAT Advanced Level (CCAT AL) Course®

A three day advanced course for graduates of previous CCAT courses and others with appropriate experience in aeromedical retrieval and transport.

Next webinar course: TBN please enquire


HEMS Advanced Course®

A five day advanced course for graduates of previous HMFC course and others with appropriate experience in aeromedical retrieval and transport. The course covers:

 - Pre-hospital emergency care

 - Advanced human factors 

 - Disaster medicine.

Next course:  TBN please enquire

Training outside of the UK

Worldwide CCAT Aeromedical Training courses.

Everything from training advice to conference workshops, and up to complete courses, have taken place in:

- Abu Dhabi / Dubai / Oman / Bahrain

- Australia/ New Zealand

Canada / Brazil

- Cyprus / Greece / Malta / Turkey

- Hong Kong / Thailand / South Korea

- Ireland / Jersey / Guernsey


The next course will be in: 

Bangkok 9-18 September 2024

CCAT Study Days

Immediate Life Support (ILS) for Flight Medical Crew®

A one day cardiorespiratory resuscitation course for those who work within the constraints of the flight environment. The course is accredited by the UK Resuscitation Council. 

Next course:  TBN please enquire


Aeromedical Crew Resource Management (AmCRM)®

A unique Human Factors course covering the origin and evolution of errors and mishaps which can occur in aeromedical practice, and how to avoid or mitigate them. 

Next course:  TBN please enquire


Medical Emergencies in Flight (MEF)® 

A one day introduction to the diagnosis and management of in-flight medical emergencies for passenger health professionals who may be called upon to assist in an emergency on board commercial flights.

Next course:  TBN please enquire


Commercial Repatriation and Medical Assistance (CRaMA)®

For doctors, nurses and other medical assistance or travel insurance professionals who require an in depth understanding of the logistic and operational aspects of organising successful commercial repatriations. 

Next course:  TBN please enquire


Flight Medical Crew Study Day®

Previously known as the Flight Nurse study day, the aim of this course is to provide a practical and ongoing regular training package which serves to update and expand on existing knowledge in retrieval and transport medicine by debate and discussion of current hot topics. 

Next course:  TBN please enquire

Bespoke Training

Bespoke Training packages for individual organisations or aeromedical transport providers. Recent courses have included:

 - Paediatric critical care transfers

 - Neonatal transfers

 - Retrieval and Rescue Medicine

 - Aerospace Medicine

For more information: Please enquire


Royal Aeronautical Society Conference

International Aeromedical Transport:

Concepts in Airborne Patient Management

The complexities of working in the aviation environment and the vast and rapid increases in both medical and aviation technology brings challenges to the nascent subspecialty of aeromedical transport. This conference looks at a range of topical issues in modern day ‘medevac’.

Conference date:  TBN please enquire

Scenes from CCAT Foundation Level course

University of Surrey, London Heathrow Airport and Andark Dive Centre, Southampton in the UK

Please contact us to learn more

Email:      Phone:  +44(0)77252 77932

What our students are saying

It was a fantastic course, I learned so much and the content and facilitation were excellent. I really enjoyed the visit to British Airways, but all the course presentations were great - clear and well conducted. Overall a huge thank you to Dr Terry and the team for a great course. A high level of professional instruction and knowledge was given.

Delegate of the CCAT 2017 Foundation Level course

‘The multimedia approach of the presentations, combined with many practical sessions, ensured a hands-on approach for delegates and afforded plenty of opportunity for audience interaction... For volunteers and observers alike, the site visits were valuable learning experiences.’ Pre-Hospital Immediate Care.

‘I would recommend this course unreservedly to anyone with even a small passion for medicine and flying. It is a brilliant course and well worth the expense. 

Professionalism abounds throughout.’ 

British Association of Emergency Medical Technicians Journal.

‘... not only were volunteers able to brilliantly demonstrate disinhibition on removal of their oxygen supply, but they also had the chance to experience Boyle’s Law at first hand, having earlier enjoyed a particularly good lunch.’ 


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