Train to become a commercial airline pilot in your own time and at your own pace with our Modular ATPL route.

Modular ATPL

Our Modular ATPL offers a range of courses giving you greater flexibility to study towards your frozen ATPL than via an integrated route. We offer ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training (also known as Ground School) which you must complete before commencing your CPL MEIR (Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating). We also provide Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) training, which prepares you for life in the right hand seat on a commercial flight deck. Successful completion of the MCC also qualifies you for our Airline Placement Pool.

To begin Modular ATPL training you will need a Private Pilot License (PPL) and must have logged 150 flying hours before you can start your CPL. If you do not already hold a PPL we also offer courses designed to get you there.

For more details check out our course information below or call our Pilot Careers Advice team on +44 (0)2380 742 400.

Modular Training Courses
PPL
PPL

Private Pilot License

Theoretical knowledge (Ground School)
Theoretical knowledge (Ground School)

Classroom Based Learning or Distance Learning

Hours building
Hours building

Gain any additional hours needed to continue your training

CPL MEIR
CPL MEIR

CPL with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

MCC
MCC

Multi-Crew Cooperation

Private Pilot License (PPL) with Night Rating

You will need to hold a PPL before you can commence Modular ATPL training. Your PPL does not have to be issued by EASA to train in the UK it can be issued by any International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO). Please see our PPL course details below.

Successful graduation from this course will provide you with:

  • PPL
  • 45 hours Single-Engine aircraft flying (29.5 hours dual and 15.5 hours solo)
  • Night Rating (4 hours dual and 1 hour solo)

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Details
Available from
January 2021
Course cost
£13,000 (inc VAT)
Location

Ponte De Sor (Portugal) TBC

Duration

Approx. 10 weeks

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Theoretical Knowledge (Classroom Based Learning)

Our unique training philosophy aims not only to achieve excellent exam results, but more importantly, to produce professional pilots whose knowledge stays with them throughout their careers. We offer two options for Modular cadets.

Theoretical knowledge can be completed as 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.

Modules include:

  • Principles of Flight
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • General Navigation
  • Mass & Balance
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Instrumentation
  • Aeroplane Performance
  • Operational Procedures
  • Radio Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Air Law
  • Communications

Successful graduation form this course will provide you with:

  • 13 x Theoretical Knowledge exams following the EASA 2020 syllabus

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Details
Available from
Now
Course cost
£6,950 (inc VAT)
Location

Gatwick or Coventry (Classroom Based Learning)

Duration

Approx. 28 weeks

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Theoretical Knowledge (Distance Learning)

Our unique training philosophy aims not only to achieve excellent exam results, but more importantly, to produce professional pilots whose knowledge stays with them throughout their careers. We offer two options for Modular cadets.

This course is an approved distance learning programme that includes interactive video, slide and tape presentations and computer-based training, with formal class tuition, allowing a student to receive all the necessary knowledge to complete the exams in the 13 ATPL subjects.

Modules include:

  • Principles of Flight
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • General Navigation
  • Mass & Balance
  • Human Performance & Limitations
  • Instrumentation
  • Aeroplane Performance
  • Operational Procedures
  • Radio Navigation
  • Flight Planning
  • Air Law
  • Communications

Successful graduation form this course will provide you with:

  • 13 x Theoretical Knowledge exams following the EASA 2020 syllabus

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Details
Available from
Now
Course cost
£2,400 (inc VAT)
Location

Home based (Distance Learning)

Duration

Approx. 28 weeks

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All of our tutors at L3Harris have made fantastic use of online lessons. I’m very grateful to have been given the resources to carry on with our studies as normal, in light of these unusual circumstances.

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Hours building

Before you can commence CPL training you must have built up 150 hours flying time. If you hold a PPL you probably already have 50 hours, so we’ve developed a course to get you up to the 150 hours needed to continue training.

Successful graduation form this course will provide you with:

  • Up to 100 hours in Single-Engine piston aircraft
  • Dual and solo flying

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Details
Available from
January 2021
Course cost
£20,000 (inc VAT)
Location

Ponte De Sor (Portugal) TBC

Duration

Approx. 15 weeks

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CPL MEIR

A CPL with Multi-Engine Instrument Rating is a huge step towards becoming a commercial airline pilot. Following successful completion of the CPL MEIR you will need to complete UPRT and MCC training before beginning your career on the flight deck. You will need to hold a PPL with 150 flying hours and have completed your Theoretical Knowledge training before your CPL training can begin.

Course Footprint:

  • Multi-Engine piston class (MEP) rating – 8 hours Briefing / 7.5 hours flying and SIM
  • Basic Instrument Flying Module (BIFM) – 5 hours Briefing / 10.6 hours flying and SIM
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) – 10 hours Briefing / 27.6 hours flying and SIM
  • Procedural Instrument Flight Module (PIFM) – 9.5 hours Briefing / 47 hours flying and SIM

Successful graduation from this course will provide you with:

  • Commercial Pilot Licence with Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating (CPL MEIR)

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Details
Available from
October 2021
Course cost
£39,500 (inc VAT)
Location

UK or Ponte De Sor (Portugal) dependant on capacity and scheduling

Duration

Approx. 23 weeks

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Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)

Achieving a first Airline Pilot role can be challenging and needs careful preparation and support. Our Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is delivered on Boeing or Airbus simulators and offers access to our Airline Placement Pool to help secure your First Officer role with a global airline.

Our Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) is widely accepted by airlines as an industry standard for new pilots at entry level. It is an enhanced course based around the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM), Multi-Crew Coorporation (MCC) and Jet Orientation Training (JOT), providing the necessary qualifications required to progress to a type rating course.

Course Footprint:

  • 25 hours Theoretical Knowledge
  • 40 hours SIM time

Successful graduation from this course will provide you with:

  • Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)
  • Crew Resource Management (CRM)
  • Jet Orientation Training (JOT)

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Details
Available from
Now
Course cost
£5,699 (inc VAT)
Location

Gatwick (UK)

Duration

Approx. 3 weeks

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Entry criteria

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

Age (17 to apply / 18 to start training)
ModuleRequirement
PPLY
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
Y
Hours BuildingY
CPL MEIRY
MCCY
Height* (5' 2" / 157cm - 6' 3" / 191cm)
ModuleRequirement
PPLY
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
N
Hours BuildingY
CPL MEIRY
MCCY

*There is no height restrictions for Theoretical Knowledge, but cadets will need to satisfy height requirements to commence flight training and MCC

Education and English language**
ModuleRequirement
PPLStudents must possess
sound knowledge of mathematics and be competent in use of English language.
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
Hours Building
CPL MEIR
MCC

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

Minimum Licence Requirement
ModuleRequirement
PPLNone
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
PPL
Hours BuildingPPL
CPL MEIRPPL
(with 150 hours flying time)
MCCCPL
Medical***
ModuleRequirement
PPLEASA/CAA Class 2
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
EASA/CAA Class 2
Hours BuildingNone
CPL MEIREASA/CAA Class 1
MCCEASA/CAA Class 1

***Cadets can obtain a PPL with a Class 2 Medical, but will need to be able to obtain a Class 1 Medical for CPL MEIR and MCC training

Visas
ModuleRequirement
PPLHave the unrestricted right to live, study and work in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland; or

Meet the United Kingdom Visa & Immigration Service (UKVI) requirements to qualify for a Tier 4 visa or study visa (if course duration is less than 26 weeks).
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
Hours Building
CPL MEIR
MCC
Background and selection
ModuleSelection Requirement
PPLY
Theoretical Knowledge
(Classroom & Distance Learning)
Y
Hours BuildingY
CPL MEIRY
MCCY

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.

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

On successful completion of your online assessments your selection day will consist of further technical online tests and an Interview conducted via Zoom at a total cost of £125.00.

Do you have any questions?

Our Airline Pilot Careers Advice Team would be happy to help.

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