• Course summary
    Course summary
    • Status: Full-time
    • Duration: 72 weeks, subject to scheduling
    • Type: UKCAA or EASA pilot licence
    • Required experience: Little or none
    • Training: On the latest-generation devices
  • Graduation qualifications
    Graduation qualifications
    • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
    • Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR/MEP)
    • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) completion certificate
    • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Supporting downloads

Pilot training courses

Kuwait Professional Pilot Training

Our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) course is designed to take you from little to no flying experience to fully qualified airline pilot. On successful completion of the course, you will graduate with a frozen ATPL issued by the UKCAA or EASA.

Train for your UKCAA or EASA licence

Our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) course is designed to take you from little to no flying experience to fully qualified airline pilot. On successful completion of the course, you will graduate with a frozen ATPL issued by the UKCAA or EASA.

It is possible to convert your UKCAA or EASA licence if on graduation you want to secure a first officer job for an airline outside of the UK or Europe such as Kuwait Airways. You may need to undertake further training or conversion training in order to use the privileges of the licence in other jurisdictions. Please contact your national aviation authority for more information.

We have been training pilots for Kuwait Airways for the past 12 months and currently have Kuwaiti cadets in ground school training in the UK and flight training in the UK and Europe. Our flight schools are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and provide access to state-of-the-art facilities, modern training aircrafts, full-flight simulators and flight training devices.

What is the cost?

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Cost of Integrated ATPL training

Our Integrated ATPL training is priced at £79,950. The programme takes aspiring aviators with little or no experience to ATPL qualified pilots. Below is a full list of what is include in the price of our Integrated ATPL programme:

  • Airfield fees
  • Air travel between training locations during the course
  • Licence issue
  • 13 x Theoretical Knowledge exams (first attempt)
  • Access to L3Harris Pilot Ready Promise – FREE ME IR licence renewals for up to 2 years or until employment with airline

If you would like to train for your EASA licence within the EU, then please see our EASA Integrated ATPL course.

Additional fees:

  • Accommodation - can be purchased via L3Harris or sourced independently
  • Selection fees - FREE of charge until the end of 2021
  • English Language (IELTS) tests, if applicable
  • Initial aviation medical examination fees
  • Aviation medical renewal fees
  • Certificate of proficiency from a CAA-approved ELP Testing Organisation (In the event that you are a non-native English speaker)
  • CAA Counter Fees
  • Food and other personal living costs
  • Accommodation during breaks in training, including leave and holiday
  • Personal travel
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurances
  • Additional fees required for type rating once employed by an airline. This will vary depending on the airline
How to fund your pilot training

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Information on licence issue

On successful completion of the course you will obtain a frozen ATPL licence issued by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), or the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Our EASA licence is issued by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA). If you choose to study towards an EASA licence an additional £3,000 is added to the price of your ATPL programme to cover the additional costs associated with Phase 5 flight training, which for an EASA licence must be completed outside the UK in an EU member state.

If on graduation you secure a job to fly for an airline outside of the UK or Europe you may need to undertake further training or conversion training in order to use the privileges of the licence in other jurisdictions. Please contact your national aviation authority for more information.

Contact our Pilot Careers Advice team for more information via the contact link below.

Transferring your EASA licence

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 straight forward, but fees maybe incurred. You would be best advised to speak with the relevant EU member state as and when the situation arises.

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Why undertake your Integrated ATPL course with 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. Our rigorous Integrated ATPL training is delivered by instructors with thousands of hours of combined industry experience to the highest standards. We offer purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities, and modern training aircraft with glass cockpits and Garmin G1000 instrumentation.

  • Become a commercial pilot in the UK or EU
  • Train in purpose built, state-of-the-art facilities
  • Train in the UK and/or Europe
  • World-class training from experienced instructors
  • Meet supportive, like-minded people and forge life-long friendships
  • Graduates go on to fly for major airlines including Kuwait Airways

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Entry criteria

To be accepted onto our ATPL course you must meet the following entry criteria which is broken down into: age and height, education and English language, medical, visas, background and selection. 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.

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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Selection process

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1. Overview

There are two stages to our selection process onto the Integrated ATPL course. Our graduates are considered to be among the best in the industry - it all begins with our rigorous selection process.

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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

Once your application has been screened you'll be invited to a selection day which will consist of further technical online tests and an interview.

How long does the course take?

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ATPL training timeline

  • 28 weeks Basic Training
    Ground School
  • 43 weeks Flight Training
    (Foundation and Advanced)
  • 3 weeks Intermediate
    Training

Phase

Module

Time

Basic training (Ground school)

Theoretical Knowledge training; Classroom and computer-based.

28 weeks*

Flight training (Foundation)

Single-engine piston aircraft.

20 weeks*

Flight training (Advanced)

Multi Engine Piston (MEP) aircraft training.

 

Commercial and instrument flight training.

 

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT).

23 weeks*

Intermediate training

Airline Qualification Course (AQC).

 

Advanced handling skills.

 

Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course.

3 weeks*

* Subject to scheduling

Type Rating and IOE training is not included in the cost of Integrated ATPL training and will only commence when you have secured a role with an airline

Modular training

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Modular ATPL training

Modular ATPL training offers greater flexibility to complete phases or modules of training individually. This means you can take a break between modules and work to fund further training if necessary. Effectively you pay as you train and on successful completion of all modules you’ll earn your frozen ATPL.

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What Modular ATPL programmes do we offer?

• PPL (Private Pilot Licence)
• ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training (also known as ground school)
• Hours Building
• CPL (Commercial Pilot Licene)
• APS MCC training

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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.

How to get an ATPL?

In order to receive an ATPL or Airline Transport Pilot Licence, a prospective pilot will undergo a training course of usually around two years. This ATPL course will include theoretical training as well as a large number of practice flying hours.

How much is an ATPL?

An ATPL or Airline Transport Pilot Licence is not an insignificant investment. However, there are a number of financing options, including specialist loans from providers such as Pegasus Personal Finance and Sure Aviation.

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 or airline pilot certification and is required to command or pilot a flight with nine more passenger seats.

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.

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.

What is CPL MEIR?

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

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.

What is UPRT?

Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

UPRT 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’.

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.

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.

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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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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