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

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

Our Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Certification (APS MCC) course is accepted as an industry standard for pilots at entry-level. The aim of the course is to equip new pilots with the core competencies to safely operate a complex, multi-crew, commercial aircraft.

As an L3Harris Airline Academy cadet, you will learn the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to advance your handling skills within realistic scenarios so that flying in normal and non-normal conditions becomes second nature. You will also develop self-awareness, teamwork, interpersonal, workload management decision making and non-technical skills.

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)
  • Jet Orientation Training (JOT)

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 (ATPL) programme following completion of your CPL ME IR training.

Course details

APS MCC course summary

  • Cost: £5,699
  • Type: APS MCC
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Required experience: Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL(A)) with Multi-Engine Piston (MEP) class rating or frozen ATPL
  • Training: Ground School, Computer Based Training (CBT) and Simulator
  • Locations: London Training Center - Gatwick, UK

Graduation qualifications

  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate
  • Jet Orientation Training (JOT) certificate
  • Skills required to operate in multi-pilot and multi-engine aircraft
  • Access to Airline Pilot Placement Pool

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
Entry criteria

To be accepted on our APS Multi-Crew Cooperation course you 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 your APS Multi-Crew Cooperation training. If you do not hold a CPL, we’ve got courses designed to get you there.

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 Licence;


2. UK CAA Class 1 Medical without restrictions for UK CAA Licence


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


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.

MCC course costs

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
  • Access to online training materials and videos
  • Unlimited use of flat panel procedural trainers
  • Careers advice including preparation and CV recommendations
  • Electronic charts and airline performance

Additional costs to consider:

  • Accommodation (if required)
  • Selection fee: Free of charge until the end of 2021
  • English language (IELTS) test (if applicable)
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Food and personal living
  • Personal travel
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurance

Click here to find out how you can fund your pilot training.

Click here to find out how much it costs to become a pilot.

What are my career prospects?

Once you have completed your APS MCC course, you’re in a position to secure your role as a First Officer with a world-class airline.

Our placement team can provide you with dedicated support and practical guidance to help you find the perfect role.

Our graduates now fly for major airlines including easyJet, British Airways, Ryanair and TAP Air Portugal.

    APS Multi-Crew Cooperation course FAQs

  • What are your funding options for my APS MCC Training?

      All of our training programs 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.

      Discover your Airline Pilot Training Funding & Finance Options

  • Can I choose where I do my APS MCC training?

      You will complete your APS MCC at our London Training Center 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.

      Our UK-based flight schools are approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) whilst our Portugal flight school is approved by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

      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 our Pilot Placement Pool to help secure a role as a First Officer with a global airline.

  • What aircraft will I train on?

      Cadets training towards their APS MCC has access to L3Harris’ impressive fleet and the very latest training systems.

      At our London Training Centre, you will have access to eight RealitySeven Full Flight Simulators including Boeing 737 and Airbus 320.

About L3Harris Airline Academy
40+ years heritage in pilot training
40+ years heritage in pilot training

Excellent first time pass rate on Ground School exams
Excellent 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