Our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) prepares you for a future Airline Pilot job.

Integrated ATPL (UK)

Characterized by the unrivaled employment opportunities offered to graduates, this course is designed to prepare you for the role of Co-Pilot with one of the global airlines we work with.

Successful graduation from this route will provide you with:
  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
  • Commercial Pilots License with Instrument Rating (CPL/IR/MEP)
  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) completion certificate
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)

These items combined are known as a 'frozen' ATPL and are the minimum entry qualifications to commence a Type Rating and line training to become a Co-Pilot on multi-pilot aircraft with an airline.

Your training is likely to take place at more than one location so you could experience the skies of the United Kingdom, New Zealand, wider Europe or Abu Dhabi.

  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: 18 months, subject to scheduling
  • Type: Pilot License
  • Required experience: Little or none
  • Graduate placement: Dedicated service
  • Locations: United Kingdom / global approved locations

Key features

Unrivaled graduate placement service

Provision of L3 Performance Protection

Training Bond Sponsorship solution

Opportunity to integrate a degree

Training on the latest-generation devices

Entry criteria

Our graduates are considered to be among the best in the industry – it all begins with rigorous selection.

Age and height

Be at least 17 to submit an application.

Be at least 18 to commence training.

Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm).i

Education and English language

Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalenti) in different subjects at grade C or above, or grade 4 or above, which must include Mathematics, Science and English Language.

Be able to demonstrate that you have successfully completed secondary or high school education (or equivalent).

Be fluent in English (verbal and written).i


Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions.


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

Background and selection

Produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate before training can commence.

Pass L3’s selection process.

Selection process
Application screening
Application screening

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

Online assessment
Online assessment

If successful, you will be asked to complete four online assessment tests at a total cost of £40.00.

Selection day
Selection day

If successful, you will be invited to attend a selection day at a cost of £255.00.

Program timeline

  • Duration



  • Foundation flight training

    Foundation flight training


  • Simulator training

    Simulator training


  • TIME
  • Basic Training (ground school)
  • Theoretical Knowledge training; Classroom and computer-based.


  • Approximately 29 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • Foundation flight training; Single-engine piston aircraft.


  • Approximately 32 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom, Portugal, New Zealand or an L3 approved location
  • Commercial and Instrument flight training;

    Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT).

    Single and multi-engine aircraft and simulator.


  • Approximately 18 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom, Portugal or an L3 approved location
  • Intermediate training
  • Multi-pilot flight training.

    Our world-renowned Airline Qualification Course (AQC) incorporating Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate, advanced handling skills and an Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course.

  • Approximately 3 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • Advanced training
  • Advanced Training begins once our dedicated graduate placement team has secured your airline employment.

    Aircraft type-specific training:

    Simulator and aircraft training with the Airline.

  • Approximately 8 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • Dependent on airline
  • Upon joining your airline, you will continue with further 'Line' training (carrying passengers), which will conclude with a 'final line-check' by your airline training Captain.

    Line Orientated Experience (LOE) and Line Check with the Airline. You will also complete Safety, Emergency and Procedures training.

  • Approximately 8 months, subject to scheduling
  • Dependent on airline
Cost and funding
Total £96,800 funding includes:
  • Security Bond – £69,000 (13 instalments)
  • Foundation Training Fee – £27,800 (paid before the commencement of Leg 3 training)
What else is included?
  • Self-catered accommodation for basic and intermediate phases of training
  • Any additional training or testing is covered by our L3 Performance Protection
  • All training, equipment, uniform and airfield fees
  • Air travel to any required L3 training center
  • License issue
Other factors
When budgeting for your training, please consider the following additional costs:
  • Online assessment: £40.00
  • Selection fee: £255.00
  • Initial Class 1 Medical and renewal fees
  • Loss of medical, life and personal property insurances
  • Travel insurances required by the UK or NZ immigration services
  • English language testing (where applicable)
  • Food and living expenses
  • Local personal daily transport to and from Crew Training Centers worldwide
  • Tablet required for training
Sourcing funding

L3 is unable to provide financial advice, but we can tell you the options available to you. Optimum Credit Pilot Funding is a product designed specifically for aspiring pilots and their families to fund the cost of pilot training.

It is also worth looking at your existing banking provider or other local banks and building societies for products that might be available to you. You could also speak to an Independent Financial Advisor who may be able to point you in the right direction.

Find out more about how to fund the cost of Pilot training

Graduate placement

Dedicated placement team to secure your airline job

From the instant you commence your training our entire focus is on your career outcome; achieving your first job as a Co-Pilot with a world-class airline. Uniforms, report times, standard operating procedures – these are all key elements of our airline pilot training; designed to fully prepare you for the incredible career that lies ahead. Once training is complete our placement team will work to find you the perfect role.

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