• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Cost: £7,795
    • Type: APS MCC
    • Duration: 3 weeks
    • Required experience: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL(A)) with Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) class rating or frozen ATPL
    • Training: Ground School, Computer Based Training (CBT) and Simulator
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate
    • Jet Orientation Training (JOT) certificate
    • Skills required to operate in multi-pilot and multi-engine aircraft
    • Access to Graduate Placement Pool
  • Supporting downloads

Pilot training courses

APS MCC course

Our Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Certification (APS MCC) course is accepted as an industry standard for pilots at entry-level. The aim of the course is to equip new pilots with the core competencies to safely operate a complex, multi-crew, commercial aircraft.

Course overview

As an L3Harris Airline Academy cadet, you will learn the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to advance your handling skills within realistic scenarios so that flying in normal and non-normal conditions becomes second nature. You will also develop self-awareness, teamwork, interpersonal, workload management decision making and non-technical skills.

The course is also designed to deliver the requirements necessary to obtain your:

  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate which is based around the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Jet Orientation Training (JOT)

APS MCC training can be completed as part of our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme or as a stand-alone course via our Modular (ATPL) programme following completion of your MEP CPL & IR training.

How long does the course take?

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APS MCC course

APS MCC course footprint

  • 3 weeks Total
    Duration
  • 4 days Ground
    School
  • 10 days Flight
    Training

Phase

Outline

Ground school

4 days

United Kingdom

Cadets will be introduced to Technical and Non-Technical skills as well as knowledge to be able to operate a CAT aircraft. Threat and Error Management (TEM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM) are among the other concepts and skills cadets will develop during their training.

Flight training

10 days

United Kingdom

Training Aircraft: Boeing 737 Flight Simulator or Airbus 320 Simulator.

 

Cadets will complete 10 days of flight training consisting of 10x 4hr Line Operations Flight Training (LOFT) sessions:

 

  • 20hrs of Multi-Crew Co-Operating (MCC) Training
  • 12hrs of Advanced Swept-Wing Jet Aeroplane Operations
  • 4hrs Advanced Airline Operations Scenario Training
  • 4hrs of Final Assessed (including 2hrs Advanced Airline Operations)

 

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APS MCC course

Entry criteria

To be accepted on our APS Multi-Crew Cooperation course you will need to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL(A)) with Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) class rating or frozen ATPL (A) before they can begin your APS Multi-Crew Cooperation training. If you do not hold a CPL, we’ve got courses designed to get you there.

Read our pilot qualifications and requirements guide for more information.

Age and height

Be at least 17 to submit an application and at least 18 to commence training.

 

Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm). Applicants who fall outside of this may still apply but will need an ergonomic assessment in our training aircraft and simulators.

Language

Fluent in English (spoken and written).

 

Non-native English speakers must achieve level 5.5 individual and overall in IELTS or equivalent ICAO level 4 prior to start of training.

 

We offer an English Language Proficiency course for international students:

 

  • Cost: €500
  • Duration: 2 weeks (10 days)
  • Location: Remote study (students can join the classes remotely via Zoom)
  • Content: 5 hours tuition per day to improve your English for aviation skills. The price includes initial and final assessment. If the cadet achieves the required standard at the end of the course they will be invited to start their ATPL training

Education

Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) in different subjects at grade C/4 or above, which must include Mathematics, Science and English Language.

 

OR

 

Be able to demonstrate that you have successfully completed secondary or high school education (or equivalent).

Medical

Be able to obtain:

 

UKCAA Class 1 Medical if you are training for a UKCAA ATPL licence.

 

OR

 

EASA Class 1 Medical if you are training for an EASA ATPL licence.

Visas

Studying in Europe:

 

Unrestricted right to live, study and work in the European Economic Area (EEA)/Switzerland (e.g. EEA/Swiss national, UK national with EU settled or pre-settled status, etc).

 

OR

 

Meet the European Union requirements to qualify for an EU Student or Study visa.

 

 

Studying in the UK:

 

Unrestricted right to live, study and work in the UK (e.g. UK national, EU national with settled or pre-settled status, etc).

 

OR

 

Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service (UKVI) requirements to qualify for a Visitor (study for six months or less) or Student visa (study for more than six months).

Background checks

Produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate before training can commence.

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APS MCC course

Selection process onto the APS MCC course

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1. Overview

Selection is mandatory. You will not be required to sit the technical elements of selection (subject to PPL logbook review by our selection team). You will still be required to attend an interview.

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2. Application screening

Your application will be screened by our selection team who will contact you if you pass our screening.

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3. Selection day

Providing your application passes our screening process you will then be invited to your selection day which will consist of Cut-e tests and an interview.

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APS MCC course

APS MCC course costs

Cost: £7,795 (inc VAT)

Fee structure:

  • Initial deposit of £2,000
  • 1x instalment of £5,795
  • Payment schedule will be confirmed at time of booking

 What is included in the price?

  • All training equipment
  • Access to online training materials and videos
  • Unlimited use of flat panel procedural trainers
  • Careers advice including preparation and CV recommendations
  • Electronic charts and airline performance

 Additional costs to consider:

  • Accommodation (if required)
  • Selection fee: Free of charge until the end of 2021
  • English language (IELTS) test (if applicable)
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Food and personal living
  • Personal travel
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurance
Pilot training costs and how to fund it
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What are my career prospects?

Once you have completed your APS MCC course, you’re in a position to secure your role as a First Officer with a world-class airline.

Our placement team can provide you with dedicated support and practical guidance to help you find the perfect role.

Our graduates now fly for major airlines including easyJet, British Airways, Ryanair and TAP Air Portugal.

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APS MCC course FAQs

What are your funding options for my APS MCC training?

All of our training programmes are self-funded by way of either savings or a loan secured typically against a UK property. We ourselves are not able to offer any financial advice however, we would suggest that potential candidates speak with their families and a variety of banks, lenders and independent financial advisers.

For more information, please visit our finance and funding page by clicking the link below.

Discover your airline pilot training funding and finance options.

Can I choose where I do my APS MCC training?

You will complete your APS MCC at our London Training Centre near Gatwick, London making use of our new state-of-the-art equipment. Here you will rub shoulders with experienced pilots and like-minded cadets.

Our UK-based flight schools are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) whilst our Portugal flight school is approved by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Cadets will train in modern, state-of-the-art full flight Boeing or Airbus simulators at our purpose-built training centres, but will also have the opportunity to access our Graduate Placement Pool to help secure a role as a First Officer with a global airline. 

What aircraft will I train on during APS MCC?

Cadets training towards their APS MCC has access to L3Harris’ impressive fleet and the very latest training systems.

At our London Training Centre, you will have access to eight RealitySeven full flight simulators including Boeing 737 and Airbus 320.

Ready to start your application?

Take your first step towards becoming an airline pilot and start your application - you don't need to complete it in one attempt. Good luck and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our selection events!

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