• Course summary
    Course summary
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    • 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 Full Flight Simulators
  • 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 Cooperation (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.

Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Cooperation course overview

As an L3Harris Airline Academy cadet, during our APS MCC pilot course 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 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.

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APS MCC course

Your career prospects as a Multi Crew Cooperation pilot

After successfully completing the Multi Crew Coorperation certificate, your career opportunities will widen. The APS MCC course not only gives you the basic knowledge and qualifications to work in a multi-crew environment, but APS MCC pilot training will also prepare you to work more effectively on a day-to-day basis. Skills learned include: leadership, teamwork, communication, workload management, problem solving and decision-making.

After the successful completion of your APS MCC course, you are 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

APS MCC course costs

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 What is included in the course 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: Currently free of charge
  • English language (IELTS) test (if applicable)
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Food and personal living
  • Personal travel
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurance
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APS MCC course

APS MCC course footprint

  • 3 weeks Total
  • 4 days Ground
  • 10 days Flight



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 you 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.


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


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.




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


Be able to obtain:


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




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


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




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


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.


2. Application screening

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


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.

APS MCC course FAQs

What are your funding options for my APS MCC training?

All of our training programs are self-funded.

Pilot training cost and funding

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 flight schools are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and 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.

Our flight schools

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.


Do you have partnerships with airlines in Europe?

We are committed to maintaining and growing airline relationships so that we are able to offer our graduates the highest-quality, airline-focused training and unrivalled career opportunities. In turn we have built a reputation as a trusted provider of the highest-calibre pilots in the industry.

Our airline relationships

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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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