• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Cost: £3,250
    • Location: Remote, with in-person training days at our London Training Centre
    • Duration: At your own pace, with 14 contact days
    • Licence: UKCAA or EASA
    • Required Experience: Private Pilot Licence
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • ATPL exam certifications
  • Supporting downloads

Pilot Training Courses

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning

Due to extremely high demand for our Integrated programmes, applications for our modular training courses are temporarily closed. If you would like to start your training right away, apply for our Integrated ATPL and become a fully qualified pilot in 70 weeks!

Our Integrated ATPL

UKCAA or EASA Theoretical Knowledge Distance Learning Course With L3Harris

Our unique training philosophy aims not only to achieve excellent exam results, but more importantly, to produce professional pilots whose knowledge stays within them throughout their careers. The ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning approach comprises distance learning and classroom sessions split into three modules. Our ATPL theory course enables you to focus on one third of the subjects at a time, while building and applying your knowledge.

Each module is mapped out in a study guide and consists of reading assignments, course tests and ground school days. After successfully completing a module you will take the corresponding UKCAA or EASA ATPL theory exams.

In-person training days take place from our state-of-the-art London Training Centre.

Contact us

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning

Distance Learning Course Footprint

Studying for the ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Distance Learning course is done at your own pace. You have access to full-time support from L3Harris instructors and trainee mentors. Following that is 82 classroom tuition hours, delivered in blocks of 5/5/4 days, as detailed below.

  • 14 days Contact
  • 3 module Training
  • 13 exams UKCAA or
ATPL theory module 1 - 5 days
  • 1. 081 Principles of Flight
  • 2. 040 Human Performance & Limitations
  • 3. 050 Meteorology
  • 4. 021 Aircraft General Knowledge
  • 5. Knowledge Skills and Attitudes Module 1
ATPL theory module 2 - 5 days
  • 1. 061 General Navigation
  • 2. 031 Mass & Balance
  • 3. 022 Instrumentation
  • 4. 032 Aeroplane Performance
  • 5. 100 Knowledge Skills and Attitudes Module 2 Mental Maths
ATPL theory module 3 - 4 Days
  • 1. 070 Operational Procedures
  • 2. 062 Radio Navigation
  • 3. 033 Flight Planning
  • 4. 010 Air Law
  • 5. 090 Communications
  • 6. Knowledge Skills and Attitudes Module 3

Contact us

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning

Distance Learning Course Costs


What’s included in the ATPL theory course price?

  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training

 Additional costs to consider:

  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge exam fees
  • English Language (IELTS) Test (if applicable)
  • Personal living costs
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurances

Contact us

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning

Entry Criteria

To be accepted on our ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Distance Learning course, you must meet the following entry criteria:


  • UKCAA or EASA PPL holder


  • 17+ to submit an application. 18+ to commence ATPL theory training


  • 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 your ATPL theoretical knowledge training


  • Unrestricted right to live, study and work in the UK (e.g. UK national, EU national with settled or pre-settled status)
  • If required: Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service requirements to qualify for a Visitor (study for six months or less) or Student visa (study for more than six months)



  • Competency interview at point of entry
  • Log book review

Contact us

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning

Why Study With L3Harris?

Completing your ATPL Theoretical Knowledge - Distance Learning training with L3Harris Airline Academy means you benefit from:

  • World-class instructors
  • Interactive learning
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Unparalleled student support

Contact days take place at our London Training Centre - a training location for L3Harris' airline customers and home to our RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators - meaning you'll be surrounded by some of the best people and technology in the industry throughout your ATPL theory course.

Contact us

ATPL Theory E-Learning FAQs

Do you offer financial advice?

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we are unable to offer financial advice, which is why we are working with the teams from Morrinson Wealth and Parallel Wealth Management to bring you expert financial advice to help you explore the options available to you.

Financial Advisers

Is the ATPL Theory hard?

Naturally, some cadets will find ATPL Theory examinations more difficult than others. Cadets are required to achieve at least 75% in all 13 examinations.

Our ground school training at L3Harris Airline Academy is delivered by experienced, expert Theoretical Knowledge Instructors that are committed to providing an unparalleled level of pilot training to ensure cadets achieve excellent exam results.

Contact us

What are my funding options for ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training?

All of our training programmes are self-funded.

Contact us    Financial Advisers

Contact us

Please complete the form below to contact our team for more information on our Airline Academy. 

We will use this to contact you
We will use this to contact you

Your privacy

Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to provide you with information relating to L3Harris that may be of interest to you. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information.