• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Location: UK and USA
    • Duration: Approximately 72 weeks, subject to scheduling
    • Type: UKCAA licence (UKCAA and EASA dual licence option available)
    • Required experience: Little or none
    • Training: On the latest-generation devices
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
    • Multi-Engine Piston Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating (MEP/CPL/IR)
    • Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC)
    • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
    • Final qualification: 'frozen' ATPL, the minimum qualifications to start Type Rating and line training with an airline
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UKCAA / EASA Integrated ATPL

Train for your ATPL licence

Our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) takes you from little to no flying experience to a fully qualified airline pilot in approximately 72 weeks. 

With L3Harris you can train for a UKCAA or EASA licence. A UKCAA licence means you can become a pilot for airlines registered in the UK such as easyJet or British Airways; an EASA licence allows you to fly for airlines registered in the European Union. We also offer the choice to complete a dual licence course, so you can obtain both licences. 

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You complete your airline-focused pilot training at our flight schools across the UK and USA, all of which are approved by the UKCAA and EASA:

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UKCAA / EASA Integrated ATPL

Integrated ATPL timeline

  • 28 weeks Basic Training
    Ground School
  • 41 weeks Flight Training
    (Foundation and Advanced)
  • 3 weeks APS MCC
    Training

Theoretical Knowledge (ground school), London Training Centre, UK - 28 weeks*

  • Classroom and computer-based learning

Basic Flight Training, Orlando, Florida - 32 weeks*

  • Foundation flying: 26 weeks
  • Single-Engine Instrument Rating: 3 weeks
  • Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL): 3 weeks

Advanced Flight Training, Cranfield, UK - 9 weeks*

  • Multi Engine Instrument Rating - 8 weeks
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) - 1 week

APS MCC, London Training Centre, UK - 3 weeks*

  • Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation training 

* Duration subject to scheduling

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Accommodation

When you enrol, you will be given the option to add accommodation during training. Accommodation will be at the  locations below, or similar:

Theoretical Knowledge: Avion Court, Crawley, United Kingdom

  • Ensuite accommodation with shared kitchen and lounge
  • 2 miles from our London Training Centre
  • Near bars, restaurants and leisure facilities

Basic Flight Training: The Lofts at Eden, Orlando, Florida, USA

  • Apartments with shared kitchen and lounge. Shuttle service to Academy
  • Walking distance to shops, restaurants and entertainment
  • Fitness centre and swimming pool

Advanced Flight Training: Lanchester Hall, Cranfield, UK

  • Single or double occupancy rooms. Shared kitchen and lounge
  • On campus accommodation
  • Access to campus gym, bars and restaurants

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Why choose us?

Starting Integrated ATPL training is a big decision. So what makes us stand out and why should you choose L3Harris over another training provider? We are part of the L3Harris Commercial Aviation business that combines Pilot Training, Flight Simulation, Flight Data Analysis and Avionics. Being part of a larger group comes with a number of benefits.

Airline relationships

Our focus is helping you launch your career as a commercial pilot. L3Harris' relationships with airlines around the globe mean our dedicated Graduate Placement Team is positioned to find your first role. 

"We were delighted to attend L3Harris’s London Training Centre recently for another successful recruitment event. The quality of the applicants was very high with a growing proportion coming from L3Harris’s Graduate Placement Pool." - Tamas Bodorics, Pilot Recruitment Team Leader, WIZZ Air

Data-driven training

What makes us stand out? We use Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) as part of your flight training, which provides data-driven insights.

Why do we use FDM? It creates a safer, more efficient training environment. You and your Instructor get detailed feedback on all training flights. So, what does it mean for you, the cadet pilot?

  • Airlines use similar technology: Data is key to an airline’s operation and we are committed to recreating that, or a similar environment in your training journey
  • Efficiency: Each cadet is different. Throughout training you receive insight that can highlight areas of excellence and potential improvement, a shift towards competency-based training

This training innovation received the prestigious Aviation Technology Achievement Award. Check out the video below.

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Integrated ATPL entry criteria

To enrol on our UKCAA Integrated ATPL course - alongside standard criminal record checks, you will need to meet the following entry criteria:

Age and height

  • 17+ to submit an application. 18+ to commence training
  • Height between 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm) and 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm). Applicants outside of this may still apply but will need an ergonomic assessment

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 can offer an English Language Proficiency course for international students

Education

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or international high school equivalent) at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics, Science and English Language

Visas* (either of the following)

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

Medical

*Our team will assist with M-1 Student Visa applications ahead of your basic flight training in the U.S.A.

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UKCAA / EASA Integrated ATPL

Integrated ATPL course cost

Initial payment (payable upon confirmation of start date) - £9,950

14 monthly instalments - £5,000

Course cost of £79,950 includes all training, equipment, first ATPL exam attempts and return flights to Florida for basic flight training.

As well as general living and personal costs, you should also consider things like:

UKCAA / EASA Integrated ATPL

How to apply?

Applying is easier than you might think!

Step 1 - Simply click any 'Apply now' button on this page. Or click right here.

Step 2 - Register an account on our application portal. This is just your email address, name, contact number and password.

Step 3 - Verify your account via the link in the confirmation email we send you (if you can't see it, check your junk inbox first).

Step 4 - Simply fill out the application form, it takes no longer than 5 minutes!

Step 5 - Over to us! The L3Harris Selection team will screen your application, and if successful, will get in touch to book you on to one of our selection day events!

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What is the selection process?

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Selection process

Stage 1 - Research

 

Stage 2 - Application

 

Stage 3 - Interview, Assessment, Testing

I started this course with no flying experience and two years later I’ve come out with a frozen Airline Transport Pilot's Licence and have demonstrated that I can safely operate a passenger jet in a multi-crew environment. It’s been a wonderful experience that has allowed me to fly, travel and meet so many people.

Academy Testimonial Davina Battersby Davina Battersby L3Harris Integrated ATPL graduate
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Integrated ATPL course FAQs

What is an ATPL licence?

Short for Airline Transport Pilot Licence, an ATPL licence is the highest level of airline pilot certification. It is required in order to command or pilot a flight with nine or more passenger seats.

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Do you offer a dual licence for UKCAA & EASA?

Yes, we do. The dual licence allows cadets to complete both a UKCAA and EASA licence in one combined course. Cadets will be required to take both UKCAA and EASA Theoretical Knowledge exams. There will also be additional flying hours to meet both regulatory authority requirements plus skills tests that must be taken in both UK and EU airspace. The price of the dual licence is £85,950 and potentially opens up greater employment opportunities as cadets will be qualified to work for airlines registered and operating under either the UKCAA or EASA. Please note however, if you wish to work in the EU you must have a right to live and work in the EU.

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What is the difference between CPL and ATPL?

A CPL is a Commercial Pilot Licence, and allows you to act as pilot in command of a charter or corporate flight, usually of a smaller size than the ATPL permits.

The ATPL, or Airline Transport Pilot Licence is the highest level of airline pilot certification and is required to command or pilot a flight with nine more passenger seats.

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What is EASA?

European Union Aviation Safety Agency - Responsible for ensuring a high and uniform level of safety in civil aviation, but the implementation of common safety rules and measures.

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What is CAA?

Civil Aviation Authority - Ensures the aviation industry meets the highest safety standards, consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly, airlines use an efficient use of airspace to effectively manage the impact of local communities and CO2 emissions are reduced, and lastly, so the aviation industry manages security risks effectively.

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What is CPL MEIR?

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) with Instrument Rating (IR) on Multi Engine (ME) aircraft.

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What is MCC?

Multi-Crew Cooperation equips future pilots with the theoretical knowledge and relevant practice to develop skills and attitude to operate a multi-crew aircraft.

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What is UPRT?

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training - Is a combination of theoretical knowledge and flying training to prepare flight crew with the required competencies to prevent and recover from situations when an aircraft enters ‘aeroplane upset’.

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What is Aeroplane Upset?

When an aircraft enters dangerous conditions during operation in which the flight attitude or airspeed is outside the normal bounds of operation.

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What is a frozen ATPL?

Cadets who have passed all 13 ATPL Theoretical exams but have not yet met his or her flying requirements hold a frozen ATPL.

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What is an unfrozen ATPL?

A frozen ATPL becomes unfrozen when a cadet has completed a total of 1500 flying hours, including 500 hours of multi-crew environment.

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What are your funding options for my Integrated ATPL course?

All of our training programs are self-funded.

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How long does it take to get an ATPL?

Your Integrated ATPL course will take approximately 72 weeks to complete, during which time you will complete your ground school and flight school training to build your theoretical knowledge and your practical flying skills.

If you choose to combine our Integrated ATPL course with a University degree, it will take you approximately 3 years to complete.

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Can I choose where I do my ATPL training?

Cadets training for their ATPL licence will be based in the UK and USA at our flight schools in London, Cranfield and Orlando, Florida.

Our flight schools are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and provide you with access to state-of-the-art facilities such as training aircrafts, full-flight simulators and flight training devices.

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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.

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Can I transfer my licence to UKCAA or EASA?

If on graduation you find a First Officer job with an airline registered in the EU, you may find that the airline requires that its pilots change their state of licence issue to the same member state to where it is registered.

If this is the case, you will need to complete a State Of Licence Issue (SOLI) transfer which involves transferring your medical records from the IAA to the new member state. The transfer process between EU member states is straightforward, but fees may be incurred. You would be best advised to speak with the relevant EU member state as and when the situation arises.

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What is the difference between a UKCAA Licence and an EASA Licence?

A UKCAA Licence has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority, of whom is a national regulatory body responsible for aviation. A CAA Licence enables you to operate a UK-registered aircraft only. For more information on non-EASA aircraft, please read here.

A EASA licence has been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency and enables you to operate EASA aircraft. EASA aircraft fall under the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency.

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Have L3Harris Airline Academy secured any employment opportunities for graduate cadets in 2022?

Yes. At the time of writing (mid-March 2022), thanks to the hard work of our Graduate Placement team and our strong airline relationships we can announce that more than 100 of our UK and European graduates have been offered employment opportunities since January 1st 2022 - with 50+ joining EasyJet and nearly 30 who have started their Type Rating with Ryanair.

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