The ELMT course is conducted over a period of five (5) months, and provides the Trainees with basic knowledge and practice in weather observing procedures, meteorological coding and preparation of reports with the desired accuracy and speed. Emphasis is given to understanding the various meteorological instruments, methods of observation and synoptic and aviation coding. Daily practical observational drills are introduced from week four (4), and continue through to the end of the Course. The program of instruction is intended to harmonize with that set out by the WMO, as documented in The Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology, Volume I - Meteorology WMO-No. 1083.