KSA 100


Area 100 – Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (Area 100 – KSA) are new Learning Objectives (LOs) in ATPL/CPL theoretical training. The subject is not a part of the CAA theoretical knowledge exams but will be assessed at the ATO level. It focuses on core competencies and provides a bridge between theoretical knowledge training and flight training.

Together with the new LOs of Area 100 KSA comes the new ATP/CPL learning syllabus, which is related to the new set of examination questions (ECQB 2020).



How does it influence my theoretical exams?

Please be aware that the requirements for theoretical exams regarding passing Area KSA 100 differ between various national Authorities.


  • Theoretical exams at Austro Control

Any applicant conducting ATPL or CPL exams under the authority of Austro Control from 1 Feb 2022 will need to prove they passed the KSA 100 subject. This also includes applicants that already started their exams in the past and have only some of them left.

Flying Academy has prepared a special online training course to prepare and assess you in the required scope. More information can be found below in this email.

Flying Academy as an ATO cannot recommend you for theoretical exams at Austro Control if you did not pass the Area KSA 100 subject.


  • Theoretical exams at the Czech CAA
  1. I did my training in accordance with the “old syllabus”

In case you conducted your training in accordance with the “old syllabus”, there is no further passing of KSA 100 required. 

  1. I am doing my training in accordance with the “new syllabus”

KSA 100 is included in the syllabus of your training. However, it is important to note that you need to pass the KSA 100 subject before registering for your first exam.


  • Theoretical exams at different Authority

Please check the requirements for passing the Area KSA 100 with your Authority prior to enrolling for theoretical exams. If you did your training in accordance with the “old syllabus”, there is a chance that you will be required to pass the Area KSA 100 subject.


What is covered in Area 100 KSA?

Area 100 KSA is designed to assess the student’s knowledge, skills, and attitudes throughout a theoretical training course with the aim of improving the students’ core competencies (as defined by ICAO). They are as follows:

  1. Communication;
  2. Leadership and teamwork;
  3. Problem-solving and decision-making;
  4. Situation awareness;
  5. Workload management;
  6. Application of procedures, and develop their knowledge and understanding of all subject matter prior to commencing advanced commercial pilot training.


The Learning Objectives also cover:

  1. Threat and Error Management (TEM);
  2. Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), and;
  3. Mental Maths.


Separate Area KSA 100 training at Flying Academy

For those of you needing to pass Area KSA 100 to be able to attend the theoretical exams, we have prepared a separate Area KSA 100 online training for you.

The training will consist of 7 classes (a total of 21 hours). 

If you are interested in this training, please contact us at [email protected] 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Best regards and good luck,

Flying Academy.