ATPL Distance Learning cost by CAPT

This is a modular self-study program for the EASA ATPL(A), in 3 modules covering 14 subjects,

geared for 650 hours of home study, with a 2-week consolidation period covering them all at the CAPT offices in England (the consolidation weeks can be split up). The material itself is not difficult to master, but there is a lot of it, so you should allow about 6 months for the whole process, including taking the exams, based on 6 hours a day, Monday to Friday, but this could be longer or (slightly) shorter, depending on your aptitude, finances, weather, family commitments, etc. (we base it on 20 study hours per week).

To start the course, you must hold an ICAO PPL(A), and have enough knowledge of maths and physics to understand the course content, but much of what you need is included. Although not required to start our course, we recommend that you also obtain a Class 1 medical, because all the studying in the world is no use unless you pass it!

You will initially receive the course notes and reference material for the first module, plus a course CD. Progress tests (below) should be completed and submitted every week (by post, fax, or email), and you must gain a pass mark of 75%. We are obliged to keep a close eye on your progress, and there is an 18-month window in which to complete all the exams, starting from the end of the month in which you take your first exam. For the support service, we are available on telephone, fax, skype and email, and if we can't give you an immediate answer, we aim to produce a solution within 24 hours.

For those with long distances to travel, the consolidation weeks can be combined (still over 2 weeks), so you only get involved with one set of travel tickets. The consolidation takes place at our base on the South coast of UK, 1 hour by train away from London Gatwick Airport, England. Consolidation weeks take place in the last 2 weeks of every other month (see Calendar page).

Each module costs £795, including VAT.

If the whole course is purchased at once, the cost is reduced to £2250.

As of early 2013, the exams cost £69 per paper, and can be sat at Glasgow, Silsoe, Oxford or Gatwick on designated days.

Don't forget accommodation, and that some items required for the course, such as the Douglas Protractor, Flight Computer, etc. are not included in the course prices, as we figure that students will have their own preferences.

This course also includes a Single Pilot CRM certificate. If you need a flight computer and Jeppesen Student Pilot Manual (for Navigation & Flight Planning) we have arranged a special package price with Pooleys Flight Equipment at £95 plus shipping. For any other products you might require, quote the letters CAPT for a 5% discount.


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