L3CA
Airline Qualification Course delivered on Boeing or Airbus simulators including two days of technical ground school, initial Crew Resource Management training and 36 hours of fixed-base simulator training.

Airline Qualification Course (AQC)

For newly qualified and licensed commercial pilots, achieving a first Airline Pilot role can be challenging and needs careful preparation and support. Our Airline Qualification Course (AQC) gives you access to an incredible range of Co-Pilot opportunities.

Our Airline Qualification Course (AQC) 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 Coorporation (MCC) and Jet Orientation Training (JOT), providing the necessary qualifications required to progress to a type rating course as well as "grounding" the individuals in an airline's expectation of procedure, process and behavior.

Those meeting the required standard on completion of training will be put forward for Co-Pilot placement opportunities. Please be aware that airlines have differing eligibility requirements.

Details
  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • Type: Airline preparation
  • Experience: Licensed Pilot
  • Employment: Dedicated graduate placement service
  • Locations: United Kingdom

Key features

Unrivaled airline opportunities

B&B accommodation included

Selection and assessment preparation

Interview skills

CV and covering letter completion guidance

Training record summary

Simulator refresher option available

Course training videos

Computer Based Training (CBT)

Entry criteria

To qualify for this course, you must meet the following criteria. Subject to meeting L3 and airline placement standards, successful graduates of the AQC will earn a place in our pilot database and be put forward for appropriate airline opportunities as they arise.

Experience

Hold a current EASA MEIR with passes in both the IR and CPL skills test.

Have passed all 14 ATPL Theoretical Knowledge exams with no more than 5 resits across the 14 exams.

No more than 20 additional hours though out training.

Education and English language

Be fluent in English (verbal and written).

Medical

Hold a current EASA unrestricted Class 1 Medical.

Visas

Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for European airline opportunities.

Background

Produce a CRC (Criminal Record Check) Basic Disclosure Certificate before training can commence.

Please note

Pilots who have undertaken type ratings on aircraft with MTOW of more than 10 tons are not eligible for this program.

AQC overview
Ground school
Ground school

The course includes two days of technical ground school.

Simulator training
Simulator training

There will be 36 hours of fixed-base simulator training.

Airline placement
Airline placement

The AQC prepares you for type rating training and future placement with an airline.

Interpersonal skills

The development of interpersonal or non-technical skills is very much the focus of the course and pilots will find these skills of use not only in their forthcoming career, but also in life generally. It is essential that they develop these skills while coping with all the demands of IFR and commercial procedures.

Cost and funding
Spring and Summer rates from £6,500 plus VAT.

Discount of over £1,000 off our standard rate.

Contact the Customer business team for more details, or Apply Now.

Additional fees
  • L3 selection fee (discounted off course price on successful completion of Selection and course booking)
  • Initial Class 1 Medical and renewal fees
  • Medical, life and personal property insurances
  • English language testing (where applicable)
  • B&B accommodation
  • Food, living expenses and travel to and from training
Additional options

Simulator refresher: For those who have taken a break in their training, L3 recommends completing a refresher before enrolling on your course.

Simulator refresher is not required to commence training; however, depending on your training history, the L3 selection team may recommend a refresher package to enhance your ability to finish the course to the required standard and unlock airline placement opportunities.

We can arrange an all-inclusive package to include accommodation and dinner bed and breakfast options.

Airline placement

Unrivaled airline placement opportunities

Our AQC is designed to select, train and prepare qualified professional pilots with a variety of flying experiences from EASA Approved Training Organizations (ATOs) and operators to become eligible for aircraft type rating training and Co-Pilot placement with one of our growing number of Airline Relationships, including British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Royal Brunei, Wizz Air, TAP Portugal and Turkish Airlines.