• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Duration: Approximately 3 years, subject to scheduling
    • Dates: First intake - September 2021
    • Qualification: ATPL + BSc (Hons)
    • Required experience: Little or none
    • Employment: Pilot or aviation industry
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • BSc(Hons) degree
    • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
    • Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating (CPL/MEP/IR)
    • Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) certificate
    • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
    • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge, CPL MEP IR, APS MCC and UPRT combined are known as an ATPL
  • Supporting downloads

Pilot training courses

BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

The BSc (Hons) Aviation – Pilot Programme has been designed to prepare students for a career as a professional pilot. The programme has been developed between L3Harris and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and is approved by aviation regulators UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Pilot training will follow the Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) syllabus and all credits earned during pilot training count towards the final degree. On successful completion of the course you’ll graduate with two professional qualifications, an aviation degree and an ATPL, ready to start your pilot career.

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BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the Integrated ATPL programme:

Qualifications

A minimum of 80 UCAS points.

 

5 GCSEs grade C/4 or above including Maths, English and Science.

 

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 6.0.

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.

Medical

Be able to obtain: UKCAA Class 1 Medical.

Visas

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.

BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

Why combine pilot training with a degree?

Following successful completion of Integrated ATPL training in year’s 1 and 2, in the final year of the degree programme you'll learn while you earn as a First Officer with an airline (subject to placement).

Qualification - An internationally recognised degree qualification for your vocational airline pilot training.

Education - Additional training and education modules to benefit and enhance your flying career.

Student loan - Access to the United Kingdom government student loan system (subject to meeting qualifying requirements).

How much does it cost?

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BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

Cost and funding

The price of ATPL training is £86,000 payable to L3Harris.

The tuition fees for the degree component is £9,250 per year for UK and EU settled and pre-settled status students.

Over the three year period £15,416 will be credited to the cadet by L3Harris Airline Academy (to offset the flight training funding requirements).

Example

Integrated ATPL

£86,000

Tuition fees

£27,750

TOTAL

£113,750

Credited to cadet

(£15,416)

TOTAL

£98,334

 

Integrating this degree into your training may provide access to financial support from Student Finance England.

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BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme syllabus

Year 1 – Level 4 | Theoretical Knowledge (Ground school): completed at L3Harris Airline Academy in UK

  • Learning and studying in Aviation
  • Aircraft and Aviation Principles
  • Principles of Flight Performance
  • Principles of Navigation
  • Performance and Law

Students will be required to pass exams in 13 subjects to move on to Year 2 (Level 5) flight training.

Year 2 – Level 5 | Flight Training: completed at L3Harris Airline Academy in UK, Europe or USA (subject to scheduling)

Foundation flying:

  • Single-engine piston aircraft
  • Visual navigation
  • Solo flying
  • Night flying

Intermediate flying:

  • Single and multi-engine piston aircraft
  • Instrument navigation flying
  • Multi-engine and instrument rating (ME IR) skills test

Advanced flying:

  • Multi-engine piston aircraft
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC):

  • SIM based training to teach how to function efficiently in a multi-crew environment
  • Jet orientation
  • Students will be required to pass all required licence and skills tests before they can advance to Year 3 – Level 6

Year 3 – Level 6

Type Rating Training and Line Flying: Completed once placed with an airline.

  • Aircraft type specifics
  • Airline integration
  • Research skills in aviation
  • Industry-led project 1: Threat and error management
  • Industry-led project 2: Risk management

Skills and knowledge acquired in Year 3 will provide the basis for a career in aviation management.

BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

Why choose L3Harris?

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we have a reputation for providing some of the best ATPL licenced pilots in the world. That’s because from day one we don’t just teach our cadets how to fly we train them to become professional pilots.

We also offer the choice to train for a UKCAA or an EASA ATPL licence. With a UKCAA ATPL licence you can fly for airlines registered in the UK such as easyJet or British Airways. With an EASA ATPL licence you can fly for airlines registered in Europe such as easyJet, Ryanair and TAP Air Portugal.

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BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

How to enrol in this degree programme

Apply to the Integrated ATPL programme by clicking the apply now button on this page.

If your application is successful you will be invited to L3Harris Airline Academy selection.

If you pass selection and are offered a place on the course you will need to submit a separate application to University of Central Lancashire via UCAS using the relevant code below:

  • H461 – November 2021 class
  • H462 – January 2022 class
  • H463 – March 2022 class
  • H464 – May 2022 class

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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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