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EASA funding & finance

We are committed to ever-widening access to pilot training and a flying career for those who demonstrate the talent, passion and motivation to become a pilot. We work with independent organizations and airlines to offer innovative finance solutions and support.

Funding solutions from L3

Passing L3's United Kingdom selection process unlocks Training Sponsorship opportunities that are available on EASA course programs only. This includes our Training Security Bond solution and Training Standard.

Training Standard

Our Training Standard provides you with peace of mind throughout training. It’s our commitment to you that by passing our selection process, we believe you’ve got the right stuff to make it as a Commercial Pilot, and we’ll go the extra mile to
get you there.

If you require training over and above that set out in table A, such further training shall be payable in full by yourself at the point that you require it.

In the event that you reach the threshold set out in Table B and have yet to reach the required proficiency, your training may be suspended subject to a review by the Training Review Board.

Training Standard: Table A

Ground School
The repeat sitting of one ground school module1

Ground School Examinations
3 additional attempts of ATPL Examinations2 (in total)

Flying / Simulator Training
10 hours total additional training3

Flying / Simulator Examinations
Partial re-test of skills Test Examination4

Training Standard: Table B

Ground School
The repeat sitting of one ground school module1

Ground School Examinations
6 additional attempts of ATPL Examinations2 (in total)

Flying / Simulator Training
20 hours total additional training3

Flying / Simulator Examinations
A second full repeat of a Skills Test Examination4

  1. No more than one module in its entirety.
  2. No more than 3 additional examinations in total across all 14 ATPL subjects
  3. This is cumulative across all phases of training and indifferent of flying and
    simulator training
  4. Partial re-test only, any full re-test is not included within the Training Standard
    Restrictions apply. Training Standard is subject to Terms and Conditions.

Independent funding solutions

Optimum Credit Pilot Funding

Optimum Credit is the United Kingdom's market leading provider of second charge mortgages and is working with L3 to provide funding solutions to support your pilot training.

About Optimum Credit Mortgage
  • Loans are offered up to £250,000 to cover both tuition and living costs, subject to status
  • Loans are offered to United Kingdom and European Union nationals with rights to reside in the United Kingdom, and secured against a residential United Kingdom property
  • Loans are repayable over a period of 3 to 25 years
  • Representative 4.9% APR (variable)

How to apply

Students with an offer can submit an application online up to six months prior to course start, and if accepted, opt for the loan to be issued before your studies commence. Typically, funds are normally available in 15–20 days from the point of application.


L3 will be required to verify your acceptance to the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have executed and fulfilled the prerequisite requirements set out in Cadet Training Agreement.

Find out more

To find out more about applying, contact Optimum Credit on 0808 1969 622 or via email on pilotfinance@optimumcredit.co.uk You can also find out more information about Optimum Credit Ltd on their website.

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