Continue your journey to becoming a commercial airline pilot with our Airline PIlot Standards (APS) Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) Course.

Airline Pilot Standards (APS) Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) Course

Our Airline Pilot Standard (APS) course is accepted as an industry standard for pilots at entry-level. The aim of the course is to equip cadets with the core competencies to safely operate a complex, multi-crew, Commercial Air Transport (CAT) aircraft. Cadets will learn the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to improve handling skills within realistic scenarios so that flying in normal and non-normal conditions becomes second nature. 

The course is also designed to deliver the requirements necessary to obtain your Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate which is based around the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM), Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) and Jet Orientation training (JOT) providing cadets with the highest standard of pilot training. This qualification enables you to progress to Type Rating.  

The APS MCC course is designed to: 

  • Advance existing aircraft handling skills (within a multi-crew environment) 
  • Provide an understanding of an airline’s expectations or operating procedures, processes and behaviour.  
  • Develop self-awareness, teamwork, interpersonal, workload management decision making and non-technical skills.
London Training Centre - Gatwick, UK




Modular ATPL

APS MCC training can be completed as part of our Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme or as a stand alone course via our Modular Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) programme following completion of their CPL ME IR. The Integrated ATPL is the most direct route to becoming a commercial airline pilot, whilst the Modular ATPL route enables you to pay and train for your ATPL qualification at your own pace. 

Cadets will need to hold a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL(A)) with Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) class rating or frozen ATPL (A) before they can begin their APS Multi-Crew Cooperation training. If you do not hold a CPL, we’ve got courses designed to get you there.  

Cadets will train in modern, state-of-the-art full flight Boeing or Airbus simulators at our purpose built training centres, but will also have the opportunity to access to our Pilot Placement Pool to help secure a role as a First Officer with a global airline.  

APS Multi-Crew Cooperation course details
  • Duration: 3 weeks (subject to handling)
  • Type: MCC - Airline preparation
  • Required Experience: Licensed pilot
  • Training: Ground school, Computer Based Training (CBT) and Simulator
  • Location: London Training Centre - Gatwick (UK)
Successful graduation from this course will provide you with:
  • Multi-Crew Cooperation certificate
  • Skills required to operate in multi-pilot and multi-engine aircraft
  • Access to Airline Pilot Placement Pool
Entry criteria

To be accepted on our APS Multi-Crew Cooperation course you must hold a CPL ME IR license and meet our standard entry criteria. Read our pilot qualifications and requirements guide for more information.

Age and height

Be at least 17 to submit an application.

Be at least 18 to commence training.

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

Education and English language

Students must possess a sound basic knowledge of Mathematics and be competent in the use of the English language.

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


Be able to obtain:

  1. EASA Class 1 Medical without restrictions for Irish IAA License; or
  2. UK CAA Class 1 Medical without restrictions for UK CAA License
  1. Have the unrestricted right to live, study and work in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland; or
  2. Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service (UKVI) requirements to qualify for a study visa. (if the course is less than 26 weeks).
Background and selection

Produce a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate before training can commence.

Pass L3Harris’ selection process.

Selection process onto the APS MCC pilot training course

Selection is mandatory. *You will not be required to sit the technical elements of selection (subject to PPL logbook review by our selection team). You will still be required to attend a Zoom interview.

1. Application screening
1. Application screening

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

2. Selection day
2. Selection day

Providing your application passes our screening process you will then be invited to your selection day which will consist of Cut-e tests and an Interview conducted via Zoom.

APS MCC Training Programme










  • TIME
  • Ground School
  • Week Outline: Cadets will be introduced to Technical and Non-Technical skills as well as knowledge to be able to operate a CAT aircraft. Threat and Error Management (TEM) and Crew Resource Management (CRM) are among the other concepts and skills cadets will develop during their training.

  • 4 Days
  • United Kingdom
  • Flight Training
  • Training Aircraft: Boeing 737 Flight Simulator or Airbus 320 Simulator 

    Week Outline: Cadets will complete 10 days of flight training consisting of 10x 4hr Line Operations Flight Training (LOFT) sessions:

    • 20hrs of Multi-Crew Co-Operating (MCC) Training

    • 12hrs of Advanced Swept-Wing Jet Aeroplane Operations

    • 4hrs Advanced Airline Operations Scenario Training

    • 4hrs of Final Assessed (including 2hrs Advanced Airline Operations)

  • 10 Days
  • United Kingdom
Included in the course
  • Access to online training material and videos
  • Unlimited use of flat panel procedural trainers
  • Careers advice including interview preparation and CV recommendations
  • Electronic charts and airline performance
MCC Course Cost

MCC Training Cost: £5,699 (inc VAT)

Fee structure:

  • Initial deposit of £1,139.80
  • 1x instalment of £4,559.20
  • Payment schedule will be confirmed at time of booking

What is included in the price?

  • All training equipment

Additional costs to consider:

  • Accommodation (if required)
  • Selection fee: Free of charge until July 2021
  • English language (IELTS) test (if applicable)
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Food and personal living
  • Personal travel
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurance
Why complete your APS MCC Training with L3Harris?
  • Train on the very latest, cutting edge RealitySeven full flight simulators.
  • We have dedicated Airline Pilot Careers advisors to provide you with all the information you need to find the right route for you as well as your career option after successful graduation.
  • Over 40 years, we have developed airline relationships to deliver the highest-quality pilot training and unrivalled career opportunities.
About L3Harris Airline Academy
40+ years heritage in pilot training
40+ years heritage in pilot training

95% first time pass rate on Ground School exams
95% first time pass rate on Ground School exams

5 global Academy locations
5 global Academy locations

Dedicated graduate placement team to assist finding your pilot role
Dedicated graduate placement team to assist finding your pilot role

    APS Multi-Crew Cooperation Course Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will I learn?

      You will complete your APS MCC at our London Training Centre near Gatwick, London making use of our new state-of-the-art equipment. Here you will rub shoulders with experienced pilots and like-minded cadets.

  • How long will it take to complete my MCC training?

      MCC training will take approximately 3 weeks to complete with the course broken down into ground training and flight training.

  • How much does a MCC cost in the UK?

      The APS MCC course costs £5,699 (inc VAT).