Skyborne EASA MODULAR ATPL
BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT AT YOUR OWN PACE, MODULE BY MODULE
Our EASA Modular ATPL course is fully adaptable, giving you full control over what you learn and when you learn it. It is ideally suited to those wanting to study around their existing commitments, such as work and family, or if you have completed the initial stages of flight training in the past and want to pick it up again.
You will achieve your Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating (MEP) and Commercial Pilots Licence Instrument Rating (CPL IR), with Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Co-Operation (APS MCC). Upon completing the course you will be industry-ready and fully prepared to embark on your career as an international airline pilot.
We provide a Skyborne Guarantee on our Modular ATPL course that covers training overrun and financial cover in the unlikely event you do not complete your training programme due to performance reasons. Please contact our sales team for more information.
• Stringent selection process
• Airline-focused training
• World-class learning environments
• Access to industry-leading aircraft and simulators
• Fully supported by international airlines
• Skyborne Guarantee
• Be the holder of a PPL(A) issued in accordance with current EASA legislation and current CAA publications
• Have completed 169 flying hours
• Have completed and passed your ATPL theory tests. These remain valid for 36 months and must be re-taken if you do not start the Modular course in that time
• Hold a valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
• MEP theoretical knowledge instruction: 7 hours
• DA-42 multi-engine piston training: 43 hours
• DA-42 FNPTII training: 35 hours
• Combined MEP and CPL test
• IR test
• APS MCC theoretical knowledge training: 28 hours
• B737 MAX simulator training: 40 hours
• £42,500 inc VAT – see Finance and Funding for more information.
This fee includes flight training and all regulatory licencing. Living expenses, such as accommodation and meals, are not included. There may be additional costs if you have not completed all of your ATPL theory exams, which we can help organise for you.
The course typically takes 15 weeks to complete.
• Apply online for the Modular ATPL programme
• Complete online psychometric and aptitude screening tests
• If successful, you’ll receive an invitation to a face-to-face interview with Skyborne
• Successful applicants will be notified
Unlike most flight training institutions who charge applicants a lump sum of around £300 for the selection process, we operate a two-stage system. We charge £50 for the initial online psychometric and aptitude screening, followed by a £200 fee for successful candidates to attend a face-to-face interview. Not only is this significantly more cost-effective for you, it also reflects our commitment to fairness and delivering a quality service.
All modules are carried out at our Gloucestershire Airport HQ in the UK.
You must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the Modular ATPL course.
You must have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above to apply. If applying from outside the UK, please see UK NARIC for guidance on equivalent academic qualifications. Some airlines may insist on higher qualifications, such as A Levels.
A current and valid EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate is required before starting the Modular ATPL course.
You must be fluent in English and non-native English speakers must comply with EASA requirements.
The modules we provide are theoretical knowledge, airline preparation, initial pilot training, advanced in-flight training and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training. Cadets will be able to hone their skills in our state-of-the-art flight simulators, training aircraft and in our outstanding classrooms.
We offer a combined Multi-engine Piston Class Rating and Commercial Pilots Licence, Instrument Rating course with APS MCC. We ensure that all our cadets graduate with a Multi-Engine CPL IR, meaning you are industry-ready and fully prepared to embark on your career as an international airline pilot.
Click here for more information on the Combined MEP/CPL/IR/APS MCC course.
A Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating is a requirement set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation for an individual to fly a multi-engine piston aircraft. Skyborne deliver the CPL and IR on multi-engine piston aircraft and we therefore ensure all our cadets complete the rating prior to commencement of the Commercial Pilots Licence.
Click here for more information on the Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating course.
A Commercial Pilot Licence is a requirement set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation for an individual to receive payment for flying an aircraft. We ensure that all our cadets graduate with a Commercial Pilot Licence, meaning they are industry-ready and fully prepared to embark on their careers as international airline pilots.
Click here for more information on the Commercial Pilot Licence course.
An Instrument Rating is required for an individual to be able to fly with sole reference to the in-cockpit instrumentation, making flying in cloud and other instances of reduced visibility achievable.
Click here for more information on the Instrument Rating course.
The Multi Crew Cooperation course was introduced by EASA to deliver enhanced Multi Crew Cooperation training to match Airline Pilot Standards. The course is intended to equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to commence initial type rated training to the standards generally required by a commercial air transport operator.
Click here for more information on the APS Multi Crew Cooperation course.