Pilot training courses

Modular ATPL courses

Our Modular ATPL allows you to kickstart your journey towards a successful pilot career at your own pace, in your own time. Whether you have little to no experience or want to upskill your existing pilot training, the modular approach enables you to complete individual courses and obtain licences and ratings based on your experiences and aspirations.

Modular ATPL courses and graduation qualifications

To begin Modular ATPL training you will first need a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and you must have logged 150 flying hours. If you do not already hold a PPL we offer courses designed to get you there.

PPL - Private Pilot Licence

  • PPL
  • 45 hours single-engine aircraft flying (29.5 hours dual and 15.5 hours solo)
  • Night Rating (4 hours dual and 1-hour solo)

Theoretical Knowledge (Ground School) - Classroom-based learning or distance learning

  • 13 x Theoretical Knowledge exams following the UKCAA or EASA 2020 syllabus

Hours Building - Gain any additional hours needed to continue your training

  • Up to 100 hours in single-engine piston aircraft
  • Dual and solo flying

MEP CPL & IR - Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating Commercial Pilot Licence & Instrument Rating

  • Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating (MEP)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating (IR)

APS MCC - Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation

  • Airline Pilot Standard (APS)
  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Jet Orientation Training (JOT)

Private Pilot Licence

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Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with Night Rating

Learn how to become a private pilot. You will need to hold a PPL before you can commence Modular ATPL training. Your PPL does not have to be issued by EASA to train in the UK; it can be issued by any International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO). 

  • Available from: Now
  • Course cost: £13,000 (inc VAT)
  • Duration: Approx. 10 weeks

Theoretical Knowledge (Classroom)

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Theoretical Knowledge (Classroom)

Our unique training philosophy aims not only to achieve excellent exam results but more importantly, to produce professional pilots whose knowledge stays with them throughout their careers.

Theoretical Knowledge can be completed as a full-time course, approximately 28 weeks of classroom and computer-based training, where you will receive industry-leading tuition from highly skilled and respected instructors, alongside guided computer-based study.

  • Available from: Now
  • Course cost: £6,950 (inc VAT)
  • Duration: Approx. 28 weeks

Theoretical Knowledge (Distance Learning)

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Theoretical Knowledge (Distance Learning)

This course is an approved distance learning programme that includes interactive video, slide and tape presentations and computer-based training, with formal class tuition, allowing a student to receive all the necessary knowledge to complete the exams in the 13 ATPL subjects.

  • Available from: Now
  • Course cost: £2,400 (inc VAT)
  • Duration: Approx. 11 days
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Hours Building

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Hours Building

Before you can commence CPL training you must have built up 150 hours of flying time. If you hold a PPL you probably already have 50 hours, so we’ve developed a course to get you up to the 150 hours needed to continue training.

  • Available from: Now
  • Course cost: £20,000 (inc VAT)
  • Duration: Approx. 15 weeks

Modular ATPL courses

MEP CPL & IR

A Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating (MEP) Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) & Instrument Rating (IR) is a huge step towards becoming a commercial airline pilot.

Following successful completion of the MEP CPL & IR you will need to complete UPRT and APS MCC training before beginning your career on the flight deck.

You will need to hold a PPL with 150 flying hours and have completed your Theoretical Knowledge training before your CPL training can begin.

  • Available from: October 2021
  • Course cost: £39,500 (inc VAT)
  • Duration: Approx. 23 weeks

Modular ATPL courses

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

Our Airline Pilot Standard (APS) Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is delivered on Boeing or Airbus simulators and offers access to our Airline Placement Pool to help secure your First Officer role with a global airline.

Airline Pilot Standard (APS) Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is widely accepted by airlines as an industry standard for new pilots at entry-level. It is an enhanced course based around the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM), Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) and Jet Orientation Training (JOT), providing the necessary qualifications required to progress to a type rating course.

  • Cost: £5,699
  • Duration: Approx. 3 weeks
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Entry criteria

Our graduates are considered to be among the best in the industry. Find out if you've got the qualifications and requirements to start our Modular ATPL course.

Age (17 to apply / 18 to start training)

Module

Requirement

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

Yes

APS MCC

Yes

MEP CPL & IR

Yes

PPL

Yes

Hours Building

Yes

 

Height* (5' 2" / 157cm - 6' 3" / 191cm)

Module

Requirement

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

No

APS MCC

Yes

MEP CPL & IR

Yes

PPL

Yes

Hours Building

Yes

 

Education and English language**

Module

Requirement

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

Students must possess sound knowledge of mathematics and be competent in the use of English language.

APS MCC

MEP CPL & IR

PPL

Hours Building

**Non-native English speakers must achieve at least Level 5.5 in all sections of the International English Language Training System (IELTS)

 

Minimum licence requirement

Module

Requirement

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

PPL

APS MCC

PPL

MEP CPL & IR

PPL (with 150hrs flying time)

PPL

None

Hours Building

PPL

 

Medical

Module

Requirement

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

EASA/UKCAA Class 2

APS MCC

EASA/UKCAA Class 2

MEP CPL & IR

EASA/UKCAA Class 1

PPL

EASA/UKCAA Class 1

Hours Building

EASA/UKCAA Class 1

 

Visa

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).

 

Selection

Module

Requirement

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

Yes - FREE of charge until the end of 2021

APS MCC

Yes - FREE of charge until the end of 2021

MEP CPL & IR

Yes - FREE of charge until the end of 2021

PPL

Yes - FREE of charge until the end of 2021

Hours Building

No

What is the selection process?

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Selection process

Selection is mandatory and consists of technical and non-technical elements. The technical elements will test skills such as numeracy and aptitude and the non-technical is an interview. If you are a PPL holder you will not be required to sit the technical elements (subject to logbook review by our selection team), but you will still have to attend an interview.

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1. Application screening

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

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2. 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.

All the instructors are professional, friendly and know exactly how to explain things if you don’t get it first time.

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Modular ATPL course FAQs

What is Modular ATPL?

Modular ATPL is a flexible approach to gaining the theoretical knowledge and practical flying experience necessary to become a commercial airline pilot.

You can train at your own pace, in your own time whilst paying in bitesize chunks.

How much does Modular ATPL training cost?

The cost of your Modular ATPL training will vary depending on the cost. Here is a break of course costs:

  • PPL course = £13,000
  • Theoretical Knowledge (Classroom Based Learning) course = £6,950
  • Theoretical Knowledge (Distance Learning) course = £2,400
  • Hours Building = £20,000
  • MEP CPL & IR = £39,500
  • APS MCC = £5,699

Please, note these prices do not include additional costs such as accommodation.

What are your funding options for my Modular ATPL course?

All of our training programmes are self-funded by way of either savings or a loan secured typically against a UK property. We ourselves are not able to offer any financial advice however, we would suggest that potential candidates speak with their families and a variety of banks, lenders and independent financial advisers.

For more information, please visit our finance and funding page by clicking the link below.

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What are my career prospects?

Our focus is helping you achieve your future career aspirations, whether that's to become a private pilot or a qualified commercial pilot.

If you successfully obtain your PPL, you can go on to command single-engine private aircraft for non-commercial passengers.

On the other hand, once you have successfully secured your ‘frozen’ ATPL, you can kick start your career as a First Officer, second-in-command to the airline Captain. Enabling you to go on and build your theoretical and practical experience to eventually secure a role as Captain.

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Can I choose where I do my Modular ATPL training?

No, you can not choose where to do your Modular ATPL training. Your training location will depend on your pilot training course.

Our flight schools are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and are based in the UK, Portugal and USA.

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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 unrivaled 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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