An approved distance learning programme from our London Gatwick Training Centre in the United Kingdom.

ATPL Theory Course (E-Learning)

Our unique training philosophy aims not only to achieve excellent exam results, but more importantly, to produce professional pilots whose knowledge stays within them throughout their careers.

The ATPL Theory E-Learning approach comprises of distance learning and classroom sessions split into three modules, enabling you to focus on one third of the subjects at a time, while building and applying your knowledge.

Each ATPL Theory module is mapped out in a study guide and consists of reading assignments from our iPad iBooks, course tests and ground school days. After successfully completing a module you will take the corresponding UK CAA or EASA exams.

ATPL Theory E-Learning course summary
  • Cost: £2,400
  • Duration: 11 days (subject to scheduling)
  • Type: UK CAA or EASA certification
  • Required Experience: PPL
  • Location: London Training Centre, Crawley

Graduation qualifications:

  • ATPL Exam Certifications

ATPL Theory Course footprint

Module 1

Location: Gatwick

Classroom tuition: 4 days

081 Principles of Flight
040 Human Performance & Limitations
050 Meteorology
021 Aircraft General Knowledge

Module 2

Location: Gatwick

Classroom tuition: 4 days

061 General Navigation
031 Mass & Balance
022 Instrumentation
032 Aeroplane Performance

Module 3

Location: Gatwick

Classroom tuition: 3 days

070 Operational Procedures
062 Radio Navigation
033 Flight Planning
010 Air Law
090 Communications

ATPL Theory E-Learning course information
Cost: £2,400

What’s included in the price?

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

 Additional costs to consider:

  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge
  • Exam fees
  • Selection fee: Free of charge until the end of 2021
  • English Language (IELTS) Test (if applicable)
  • Food and personal living
  • Personal travel
  • iPad (Generation 2 or above)
  • Insurances
Entry criteria

To apply for the L3Harris Distance Learning Course you will need:

  • To hold at least a PPL(A)
  • Meet all the necessary requirements of a Class 1 Medical
Selection process onto the ATPL Theory E-Learning course
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.

Why L3Harris Airline Academy?

L3Harris is a global professional pilot training and resourcing company delivering innovative solutions in true partnership with our customers.

We provide a wide range of aviation services – from ab initio trainee pilot selection, training and airline placement, to the more advanced selection training and provisioning requirements for experienced pilots, instructors and examiners.

Fantastic exam results
Fantastic exam results

Innovative interactive learning made simple
Innovative interactive learning made simple

Professional development programme
Professional development programme

Unparalleled student support
Unparalleled student support

    ATPL Theory E-Learning FAQs

  • Is the ATPL Theory hard?

      Naturally, some cadets will find ATPL Theory examinations more difficult than others. Cadets are required to achieve at least 75% in all 14 examinations.

      Our Ground School training at L3Harris Airline Academy is delivered by experienced, expert Flight Instructors that are committed to providing an unparalleled level of pilot training to ensure cadets achieve excellent exam results.

  • How long is the ATPL theory?

      In total, your ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training will take approximately 28 weeks to complete.

      The time provided for each exam varies from exam to exam. You can expect:

      1. Mass and Balance = 1hr 15mins
      2. Performances = 2hrs
      3. Flight Planning 2hrs
      4. Air Law = 1hr
      5. Aircraft General Knowledge = 2hrs
      6. Instrumentation = 1hr 30mins
      7. Human Performance = 1hr 30mins
      8. Meteorology = 2hrs
      9. General Navigation = 2hrs 15mins
      10. Radio Navigation = 1hr 30mins
      11. Operational Procedures = 1hr 15mins
      12. Principles of Flight = 1hr 30mins
      13. VFR Communications = 30mins
      14. IFR Communications = 30mins
  • What are my funding options for the ATPL Theory E-Learning training?