Pilot training at your own pace.

ATPL Theoretical Knowledge

Our unique training philosophy aims not only to achieve excellent exam results, but also to build a solid foundation of knowledge that will enable you to progress to basic, intermediate and advanced flight training – and beyond our UK flight schools to an airline pilot career.






Modular training

If you are unable to commit to a full time course for 18 months, we provide the option to complete ATPL courses through modular training. This allows you to break the different phases of training into separate more manageable blocks.

The theoretical knowledge study can be completed on a full time course, approximately 28 weeks of classroom and computer based training, where you will receive industry leading tuition from highly skilled and respected instructors, alongside guided computer based study.

The course is broken down into manageable subject areas, and includes the regulatory exams required for the issue of a license.

You can then choose to complete Flying Training at a later date that fits with your lifestyle and budget.

  • Status: Modular training
  • Type: Theoretical knowledge
  • Required experience: Must have a Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Locations: United Kingdom
Cost and funding

Cost of training is £6,950

  • Full-time ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
  • Includes first attempt at ATPL examinations
  • Excludes accommodation

Other costs to consider

  • Selection fee: Free of charge until July 2021
  • Accommodation can be purchased via L3Harris or sourced independently
  • UK CAA / EASA retest fees (if required)
  • Food and living expenses
  • Transport to our Airline Academies
  • Hold a valid unrestricted Class 1 Medical (pre-requisite to the course)
Find out more about how much pilot training costs

Sourcing funding

L3Harris is unable to provide financial advice. It is 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

Selection process

Selection is mandatory and consists of technical and non-technical elements. The technical elements will test skills such as numeracy and aptitude and the non-technical is a Zoom interview. If you are a PPL holder you will not be required to sit the technical elements (subject to logbook review by our Selection team), but you will still have to attend a Zoom interview.

Application screening
Application screening

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

Selection day
Selection day

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