Integrated ATPL

COMPLETE BEGINNER TO FULLY-QUALIFIED COMMERCIAL PILOT

With our Integrated ATPL course, you don’t need any previous flying experience to apply. If however you have previous flight experience, our unique training methods will broaden your knowledge and skills, setting you up to embark on a career as a professional airline pilot.

Once you are ready to apply, simply use one of the “register interest” links on this page. You will be asked to complete the online application form and subject to you meeting the entry requirements, you will be invited to complete the online elements of the Skyborne selection process.

Key Features

The benefits of training at Skyborne include:

Airline placement

Key airline relationships and expert support to kickstart your career.

Inclusive Prices

With no hidden extras.

SKYBORNE PERFORMANCE PROTECTION

Additional support for Integrated ATPL trainees if needed *T&C’s apply.

UWL Bsc Hons
Degree

Optional addition with Skyborne’s Integrated ATPL course.

WORLD CLASS FACILITIES

Purpose built training centres and accommodation in the UK and U.S.

Fleet

Optimal training aircraft and the most advanced training simulator.

Fantastic Locations

Busiest general aviation airport in the UK and year round sunshine in Florida.

Regular Intakes

Frequent course start dates, offering greater flexibility.

Exceptional Pass Rates

Industry leading pass rates across all training phases.

Wellbeing support

Professional support and resources to protect your mental wellbeing.

Course Breakdown and price

£99,500

You will be expected to pay for your course in the following instalments.

The schedule is as follows:

PAYMENTAMOUNTDUE DATE
1£9,000To secure course place (Non Refundable Deposit
2£22,62530 days prior to course commencement date
3£22,62590 days after course start
4£22,625180 days after course start
5£22,625270 days after course start

Add an undergraduate degree from the University of West London to enrich your Integrated ATPL studies at an additional cost of £5,250*.

*From September 2023, the cost will be £6,000. 

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Skyborne takes a truly integrated approach to your airline pilot training, using our many years of experience to devise the best curriculum for you to learn the necessary skills to become an airline pilot. Training takes place in five phases and the whole course takes approximately 18 months to complete.

Your aircraft flight training will start earlier than in most other flight schools. The ATPL theoretical knowledge training is delivered in two parts, with the initial flight training sandwiched in between. We accept applications year-round with each course having no more than 20 trainees.

PHASE 1 - Theoretical Knowledge Training - gloucestershire airport, UK
28 weeks
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PHASE 1 - Theoretical Knowledge Training - gloucestershire airport, UK
PHASE 2 – single-engine flight training including CPL - Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.A
26 weeks
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PHASE 2 – single-engine flight training including CPL - Vero Beach, Florida, U.S.A
PHASE 3 – multi-engine IR training - Gloucestershire Airport, UK
9.5 weeks
PHASE 3 – multi-engine IR training - Gloucestershire Airport, UK
PHASE 4 – Advanced UPRT - gloucestershire Airport, UK
0.5 week
PHASE 4 – Advanced UPRT - gloucestershire Airport, UK
PHASE 5 – aps mcc - gloucestershire airport, UK
3 weeks
PHASE 5 – aps mcc - gloucestershire airport, UK

SELECTION PROCESS

We review all online applications and subject to you meeting our entry criteria, you will be invited to complete our initial web based selection process. This is a series of online psychometric, numeracy and aptitude assessments.

We use the AON assessment tool to help determine whether or not you have the core competencies needed to successfully commence the course. The next stage of the selection process will be to attend an online assessment with Skyborne. This includes a series of non-technical activities and an interview. During your training with Skyborne, we help you develop those core skills, knowledge and attitude to become an effective commercial pilot.

Unlike most flight training organisations, we do not charge for selection.

Course Requirements

First, you must be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training course and hold a valid passport that allows for the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK.

You must have at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or equivalent) to apply. If you have studied outside of the UK, please see UK ENIC (formerly NARIC) for guidance on equivalent academic qualifications. Some airlines may insist on higher qualifications, such as A-Levels.

You must be fluent in English – both written and spoken. As a guide, you must be proficient enough to achieve ICAO Level 4 or IELTS Level 5.5 (academic).

A current and valid unrestricted UK CAA Class 1 Medical Certificate is required before the commencement of training.

SKYBORNE PERFORMANCE PROTECTION

As part of the Integrated ATPL course, you will benefit from the unique Skyborne Performance Protection where you will be covered for all additional training to reach proficiency ground school and flight training. Conditions apply, so please do contact our flight training advisors for more information. 

Where our Graduates go

We are committed to forming partnerships with the world’s most reputable and trusted airlines to enable us to assist and support aspiring pilots in securing their dream jobs. With a focus on quality and commitment to the best training standards, which sets us apart from most other training organisations. Regardless of the route you take with Skyborne, you will graduate well prepared and recognised by the airline industry.

 

Bsc Hons Degree at University of West London

Enrich your Integrated ATPL studies with an undergraduate degree from the University of West London. 

Studying for a University degree alongside your flight training will provide you with a distinct advantage over your peers enabling you to graduate better prepared for airline operations, equipped with the necessary management and business skills to support your future. 

What’s more, when you enrol on the Skyborne UK CAA Integrated ATPL programme with BSc (Hons) degree you could receive more than £40,000 towards the cost of your training and living expenses, in the form of student loans. 

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PHASE 1 - THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE TRAINING - GLOUCESTERshire airport, uk

Your training starts in our headquarters at Gloucestershire Airport, UK, where you will study and be examined on the UK CAA ATPL subjects. 13 exams will be completed during this phase.

Our immersive approach means, where possible, you may be able to take part in observation flights and conduct familiarisation work in our Diamond DA-42 and Boeing 737 MAX Simulators.

PHASE 2 – SINGLE-ENGINE FLIGHT TRAINING INCLUDING CPL - vero beach, FLORIDA, U.S

Once you have completed ground school in the UK, you will transition into the single-engine phase of flight training, up to and including, the Commercial Pilots License (CPL) at Skyborne’s fair-weather base in Vero Beach, Florida.

This phase of flight training is completed on our Piper Warrior and Arrow aircraft, plus Red Bird simulators.

PHASE 3 – MULTI-ENGINE IR TRAINING - GLOUCESTERshire airport, UK

On your return from Florida, you will complete your Instrument Rating (IR) at Gloucestershire Airport, on the Diamond DA-42 aircraft and simulators. 

PHASE 4 – Advanced UpRT - GLOUCESTERshire airport, uk

You will complete your Advanced Upset and Prevention Recovery (AUPRT) on Skyborne’s Slingsby T67 “Firefly” aircraft. This is a requirement before commencing a Type Rating with the airline. 

PHASE 5 – APS MCC - GLOUCESTERshire airport, uk

This final phase will see you complete 40-hours of enhanced multi-crew training to airline pilot standards (APS MCC) on our Boeing 737 MAX simulator.

You will spend the first week in ground school, learning about air law, airline operations, multi-crew procedures, plus technical training. Once this part is complete you will spend the remaining 2 weeks in the B737 MAX simulator, progressively developing jet handling techniques and multi-crew skills. This ensures you will be fully prepared to commence type rating and line training with the airline.

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